Ear Inflammation And Hearing Decrease After 2 Days Of Coughing Runny Nose?
I was a 46-year-old mother, I initially had a cough and nasal congestion, 2 days later my left ear was also blocked but it didn’t hurt itchy. The next day I went to the clinic, the doctor said that my ear was infected. Given 4 kinds of drugs, drug pills, inflammation, antibiotics and vit. But the conditions remain the same. Because of discomfort with hearing loss, I went to the ENT doctor at a public hospital, examined using an instrument from the mouth, nose and the last ear. The doctor said, my left ear was inflamed. No cleaning and other measures are given, only to be seen. The doctor said 2-3 days to recover. Because doctors prescribe oral medication only, no ear drops. But after 2 days I took the medicine, how come there is no sign of healing. Why is that? Well, what should I do? Thank you for the answer
Hello Mrs. Llilis, thank you for asking to HealthReplies.com.
Let me introduce myself, Dr. Rio will try to answer your question.
Responding to complaints and stories that you convey some possibilities that happened to you are:
Acute otitis media.
In the first and second possibility the deviation in the ear caused by inflammation caused by the infection process. In otits media, infection occurs in the middle ear. Middle ear covers the inner eardrum. There is a channel that connects the middle ear and throat cavity, if there is interference with the channel it can suck up germs / bacteria in the throat so that it is trapped in the middle ear and cause an infection.
In otitis externa inflammation occurs in the outer ear which includes the ear canal, the outer ear canal, to the outer ear drum. This is usually caused by the ear being too clean due to frequent scraping, or the ear is too dirty due to accumulation of earwax, swimming can also trigger this complaint.
Responding to the case you describe, it's likely that both doctors, both general practitioners and ENT doctors, suspect these two things. Allegations that arise due to a previous cold cough complaint. Treatment in that situation is enough to just drink antibiotics, other suppoertive treatments can be given such as painkillers, decongestants, antihistamines, and steroids. I advise you to wait until the medicine you consume runs out, only if complaints do not disappear you can go back to your ENT specialist / seek the opinion of other ENT doctors. Most patients are less patient in waiting for the results of treatment.
Right now what you can do is:
Evaluate your complaints, don't be too rash in stopping or starting new treatments.
Avoid drinking cold for a while.
Avoid the use of antibiotics carelessly (such as starting, or stopping arbitrarily) it can harm you.
Get enough rest, and take care of your diet to increase your immunity.
Don't match the ear first. Lighters should be 1-2 months a month.
So many answers from me, hopefully answering, thank you very much :)