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Anyone else have chronic ear problems?

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by StephenA, May 3, 2003.

  1. StephenA

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    I do. I've had ear problems all my life. When I was younger I even needed tubes three different times to help drain the puss and such from behind my ear drums. And due to all the ear infections and the sets of tubes I know have hearing loss due to the buildup of scar tissue. What do you do for an ear infection? Now I usually just sleep and do whatever I have to till I get better, unless it's a particularly bad infection with alot of pain, then I go to the doctor. It gets to be an aggrevation to go to the doctor every time I have a mild infection.
     
  2. Brian W. Ralston

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    I have had similar problems. But....the first thing I would ask is do you have allergies? Are they under control? Usually people with allergies are more prone to ear infections cause all that stuff in there makes it easy for an infection to set in and since the fluid buildup from the allergies is already there.....you are 1/2 to an ear infection every day you have bad allergies.

    If this sounds like you......get you allergies under control and you will most likely ward off more ear infections. Do you take allergy shots? Have you been allergy tested? Careful with the over the counter allergy meds for long periods of time....they can increase your blood pressure more than you would want.
     
  3. StephenA

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    I had bad sinus problems too, so that's probably connected to my ear problems. I even had a tumor removed from my sinuses.
     
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    I had really bad ear problems when I was a small kid, which were basically due to a congenitally malformed eustachian tube (the tube that links the throat and ears and basically helps equalise pressure). I had fairly constant ear ache and burst ear drums for the first few years (I missed a whole year out of the first three at school), until I had a 'rebore' operation that repaired the blockage. I've always been grateful to the surgeon who operated on me that, barring some tinnitus, I can hear pretty normally.

    Stephen, have you thought of getting referred to a specialist?
     
  5. StephenA

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    I used to go to a specialist when I was young, but don't anymore. I usually have my primary care physician take care of my ears when I need it. Maybe I should go back to a specialist.
     

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