Option For Doctor Consultation?
Hello, I want to ask, if my ears feel deaf due to coughing (phlegm) it doesn’t stop, either consul to a general practitioner or an ENT? I have gone back and forth to the doctor twice, but still coughing. First the consul can get medicine to reduce the effect, but for a few days, I feel even more numb until I have a headache 😢 thanks 🙏
Hello Endang, Thank you for the question.
The nasal cavity and throat are connected to the middle ear by means of a tube called the Eustachian tube. This Eustachian tube helps regulate pressure in the middle ear. If you have an infection of the upper respiratory tract, this infection can interfere with the function of the Eustachian tube, causing complaints of ear congestion. In addition, if this infection goes untreated, the infection can also move to the middle ear and cause middle ear infection (otitis media).
If you have checked yourself several times and your complaints persist, you should consult with an ENT specialist. The doctor will ask about your complaint and examine your ear to determine the cause. If the cause is known, the new doctor can provide the right treatment for you.
In the meantime, please consume more nutritious foods, keep your water intake, and get enough rest to maintain your health. You can consume a warm drink or gargle with warm salt water to help loosen phlegm. Avoid throwing phlegm carelessly and always close your mouth when you rock to avoid spreading it to other people. Keep your ears clean and dry and avoid putting anything in the ears.
Hope this helps.