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Posted on Tue, 8 Mar 2016
Question: I have allergies that turn into Sinus infections from time to time. Right now it is in my ears making it hard to hear out of one and echoes out of the other one. What do I do?
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Answered by Dr. Sumit Bhatti (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Ear examination, PTA, I/A tests. Medication.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. Ideally an ear examination, Pure Tone and Impedance Audiometry (PTA, I/A) will settle the diagnosis.

2. Routine medical treatment should also include anti-allergic decongestants, anti-inflammatory medication, steam inhalation, short term nasal decongestant drops and auto-inflation exercises.

3. A persistent Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD) can be treated with a myringotomy and grommet insertion.

4. If you can upload the eardrum examination reports and Audiogram reports, I will be able to give you an accurate assessment.

5. The sinus infections and allergy can be managed after this episode is controlled.

I hope that I have answered your queries. If you have any further questions, I will be available to answer them.

Regards.
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Brief Answer: Ear examination, PTA, I/A tests. Medication. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for your query. 1. Ideally an ear examination, Pure Tone and Impedance Audiometry (PTA, I/A) will settle the diagnosis. 2. Routine medical treatment should also include anti-allergic decongestants, anti-inflammatory medication, steam inhalation, short term nasal decongestant drops and auto-inflation exercises. 3. A persistent Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (ETD) can be treated with a myringotomy and grommet insertion. 4. If you can upload the eardrum examination reports and Audiogram reports, I will be able to give you an accurate assessment. 5. The sinus infections and allergy can be managed after this episode is controlled. I hope that I have answered your queries. If you have any further questions, I will be available to answer them. Regards.