Posted by: JC | 2010-11-10

Cant take it anymore

For two months now I have a rushing noise in my right ear. I have always suffered with ear infections but no matter how often I use drops, the fluid is not disappearing. I dont want to lose my hearing or anything, what can I do to clear it up?

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Dear JC

You need an examination o the ear, including examination of the tympanic membrane, in order to establish the cause for your condition. If you have fluid behind the eardrum, using eardrops would be a waste of time, and will not cure the problem. In that case you would require systemic treatment (tabletts or pills). If the problem is from the inner ear, you would perhaps require an audiogram (hearing test) to give further insight into the management options. If treatment does not work, one should question the diagnosis, or the treatment. It may be that the problem has changed, and therefore would require different management.
Your GP could examine the ear, and refer you to an ENT if necessary.


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