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Suggest Treatment For Tinnitus After Treated Flu

I became sick on 2/6...aches, temp 103, brain felt like it was moving, dull pain in head, slight ringing in ears. Went to Dr on 2.7. Was told it was the flu anyway. Prescribed tamiflu. Went back to dr on 2/9 b/c ringing got worse. He told me to take diclofenac b/c my ear drums were retracted indicating fluid behind them. Plus take tylenol for pain. I did this. On 2/15 someone suggested to take sudafed. I have chatted with one of the dr.s online here. Dr San said to take sudafed for 3 days 2x daily, mouth wash 2x daily, gargel with warm water 3x daily, stop taking diclofenac. Avoid cool drinks, food, or cold water. If does not clear up take genthycin dar drops or ENT consult. What do you think?
Tue, 11 Jan 2022
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Hi,

Tinnitus after getting flu indicates that the inflammation has spread to the inner ear structures. Inflammation of cochlea and the nerve gives tinnitus. Inflammation of vestibule gives giddiness also. Hence the treatment needed is as follows, preferably after getting examined by an ENT Surgeon as you need a valid prescription for some of the medicines.
- Strict bed rest
- Plenty of oral fluids
- Steroids help a lot but need a valid prescription
- Continue antihistamines if cold is still present
- Anti-inflammatory as would be advised
Sometimes it takes time for recovery as the inflammation is in a closed-cavity. Continue treatment till fully recovered.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. T. Chandrakant, General Surgeon
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Suggest Treatment For Tinnitus After Treated Flu

Hi, Tinnitus after getting flu indicates that the inflammation has spread to the inner ear structures. Inflammation of cochlea and the nerve gives tinnitus. Inflammation of vestibule gives giddiness also. Hence the treatment needed is as follows, preferably after getting examined by an ENT Surgeon as you need a valid prescription for some of the medicines. - Strict bed rest - Plenty of oral fluids - Steroids help a lot but need a valid prescription - Continue antihistamines if cold is still present - Anti-inflammatory as would be advised Sometimes it takes time for recovery as the inflammation is in a closed-cavity. Continue treatment till fully recovered. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. T. Chandrakant, General Surgeon