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I have water behind the ear drum. What does it mean ?

After recently catching a cold i ve lost 50% of hearing in my left ear, the doctor prescribed me some Loratatadine, however my hearing has gotten worse and the pharmist told me that it was unsual to have been prescribed this for my current problem. Its waking me up at night and i m getting rather panicky as my Gp didn t really explain anything to me and all the information i have managed to find online points to a very long recovery process with very little relief from the ringing.
Asked On : Wed, 6 Apr 2011
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Heaviness;pain;swelling ;loss of hearing is a after effect of cold in few people .It is a sort of inflammation due to infection of middle ear & is called Otitis Media.The ear drum swells & you get loss of hearing partial or complete on one side.After few days & treatment it subsibes & the process is mostly reversible.Your doctor has prescribed Loratidine as a anti histaminic to reduce the severity of cold you had so that the complication or after effect can be under control .The best thing you can do is please consult a ENT specialist who will examine your ear & prescribe the required medicines like painkiller & anti inflammatory;he may even ask you to continue the loratidine ;and if it is necessary he will advise a antibiotic orally Or even locally as drops.After the treatment you should be fine in a few days.
Wish you speedy recovery .
Answered: Wed, 6 Apr 2011
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the condition has improved greatly, thank you very much for the infomation it has helped a lot
Answered: Thu, 7 Apr 2011
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