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How can an ear infection while treating severe cold be managed?

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Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

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Posted on Thu, 4 Oct 2018 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Day 8 of severe cold, not flu (I had flu vaccine 3 was ago). I am 62 yrs old, and in good health. My ears are now badly infected. I am on last day of zpac and starting takin 10mg of prednisone 2x day, 2 days ago with no relief.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 11 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Rhinitis with eustachian tube blockage.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I can understand your concern.

The ear symptoms during a cold episode are due to Eustachian tube blockage. You should take a combination of Levocetirizine plus Phenylephrine and put Xylometazoline nasal drops.

Take steam inhalation.

All the medicines I have prescribed will be available only by prescription.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards.
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 1 hour later
Can you please prescribe?
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 3 days later
Brief Answer:
I am sorry but online prescriptions are not valid.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Welcome back.

I am sorry but online prescriptions are not valid.

I hope this answers your query.

Regards,
Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal, ENT Specialist
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