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Postby waters33 » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:24 pm

So okay. my right ear is numb. kind of numb. and i can feel my ear is blocked. so what happen was like i was having flu like around a week ago and i go and see the doctor and he gave me:

1. aerius 5mg (desloratidine) 10 tabs (10 tables, 1 tablet every morning) for relief of allergic conditions

2. nasonex (because i just found out i might have sinus) (spary 2 times a day) and

3. cough mixture (phenexpect syrup 90ml, take 10 ml 3 times a day).

could one of these medicine give me this side effect? i'm quite scared because my ear have been like this for 2 days already. if it is a flu blockage thing that block my ear, it would usually go away within a day, but this have been 2 days. and it's weird that even my pinna and the outer canal feel quite numb.. WHAT CAN POSSIBLY HAPPEN TO ME??

could it be that there's no blood circulating through my ear??because that how you get numb right?

PLEASE HELP MEE!!!

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:34 pm

Did you have a fever? Do you sleep with Aircon or just a fan?

Often, if you don't sleep with aircon, and you sleep on your side and run a slight fever, you can have wax build-up which will make your ear feel numb and hard to hear out of. You may well need to put some olive oil drops in your ear at night for a night or two and then carefully use some earbuds to remove some of the buildup (or preferably go to a doctor and ask them to check to see if that is, in fact, the problem first).

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Postby waters33 » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 10:41 pm

No i dont have fever during the flu period. i sleep with the fan on since i'm having the flu so i don't use the aircon.

i clean my ear wax almost everyday and i also thought about it at first. but i cleaned my ears but nothing happens :(

i dont think i will do the onlive thing because im just too scared >< this is my first time my ear have been like this. oh and also, last night and this morning i somehow kind of lose my balance when i was walking. no headaches or anything, just suddenly i lose my balance and about to fall. could it be related to my ear blockage?

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Postby nakatago » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:07 pm

Go to a doctor. Tell him about your ear problem.

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Postby waters33 » Wed, 18 Jan 2012 11:11 pm

oh god im so scared :( i hope im okay :(

btw, thanks for your help!! really appreciate it!! :)

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Postby Addadude » Thu, 19 Jan 2012 11:05 am

There's nothing to be scared about. It sounds very like your ear is simply blocked by a build up of ear wax. (Daily digging with ear buds contrary to clearing out wax, can often impact it - jamming it further inside.)

See your doc. Your GP will first ensure that there is no sinus infection, then he'll "syringe" your ear. This is NOT painful and simply involves using a syringe (NO NEEDLE!) to 'inject' warm water into your ear, washing out all the impacted wax.

You'll be amazed at the difference afterwards.
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Postby the lynx » Thu, 19 Jan 2012 11:22 am

Addadude wrote:There's nothing to be scared about. It sounds very like your ear is simply blocked by a build up of ear wax. (Daily digging with ear buds contrary to clearing out wax, can often impact it - jamming it further inside.)

See your doc. Your GP will first ensure that there is no sinus infection, then he'll "syringe" your ear. This is NOT painful and simply involves using a syringe (NO NEEDLE!) to 'inject' warm water into your ear, washing out all the impacted wax.

You'll be amazed at the difference afterwards.


Any idea how much would that cost BTW?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 19 Jan 2012 11:48 am

12 or 15 bucks at a polyclinic. Maybe 25~35 at a private practice. I've had it done once or twice in the 30 years I've been here, but always at the polys.

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Postby waters33 » Thu, 19 Jan 2012 8:50 pm

Thanks!! wil sure try it ><

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Postby JR8 » Thu, 19 Jan 2012 9:07 pm

You balance issue is congestion in the inner ear (specifically the cochlea). In fact all your medicines seem to be relating to congestion of one kind or another.

Outer ear flushing was will perhaps help your hearing, especially if you 'clean' your ear canals each day which you certainly should not do!

Sounds like you've just had a really bad cold/congestion. But if you are not getting better on your current meds, you have to return to your doctor for advice.

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Postby waters33 » Fri, 20 Jan 2012 10:12 pm

[quote="JR8"]You balance issue is congestion in the inner ear (specifically the cochlea). In fact all your medicines seem to be relating to congestion of one kind or another.

Outer ear flushing was will perhaps help your hearing, especially if you 'clean' your ear canals each day which you certainly should not do!

Sounds like you've just had a really bad cold/congestion. But if you are not getting better on your current meds, you have to return to your doctor for advice.[/quote]

mm and i was wondering, could wearing and in-ear earphones cause my blocked ears?

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 20 Jan 2012 10:15 pm

waters33 wrote:mm and i was wondering, could wearing and in-ear earphones cause my blocked ears?


No.

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Postby poodlek » Fri, 20 Jan 2012 10:58 pm

JR8 wrote:
waters33 wrote:mm and i was wondering, could wearing and in-ear earphones cause my blocked ears?


No.


If they are ear molds, yes. This has happened to my husband before, been to the doctor twice about it since we've been here. But not likely for run of the mill ear buds.

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Postby QRM » Sat, 21 Jan 2012 9:18 am

Well not that I want to be the Prophet of Doom, but I had the same symptoms lasted for months and turned out to be a brain tumour.


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