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janzy 01-18-2016 08:11 AM

Gone deaf with a head cold
I didn't know where to post this so am trying here, can anyone advise me please, I've had a cold for about a week and last Thursday my left ear blocked up (I think it needs syringing) and it was extremely painful. I put some ear drops in and after a while the pain stopped. It still felt odd and then on Saturday my right ear blocked up and was very painful overnight, so I couldn't sleep. Eventually it started making crackling noises in my ear and over several hours quite a lot of fluid came out. I haven't been able to hear the TV at normal sound and have had subtitles on! I still feel bunged up in my head, my nose is quite blocked and I am coughing a lot. Will my hearing come back when the cold symptoms go, as I'm starting to worry now? Many thanks.

roxcyn 01-19-2016 03:44 AM

Re: Gone deaf with a head cold
Hi and welcome to the forum. Check in with your GP as it sounds like you might have an infection. I hope it clears up soon!

roxcyn 01-19-2016 10:22 AM

Re: Gone deaf with a head cold
It is your hearing and that's important. You could go to a clinic or urgent clinic if you don't have a GP.

janzy 01-22-2016 07:02 PM

Re: Gone deaf with a head cold
Well hearing seems to have improved very slightly but not back to normal, still pretty muffled so on Saturday I'm going to a clinic in my old town as there is nothing where I am now. hoping its nothing serious but may get something for it as I've not been taking anything so far.

dinopab0109 02-28-2017 05:37 AM

Re: Gone deaf with a head cold
How are you now ??

janzy 02-28-2017 09:51 AM

Re: Gone deaf with a head cold
Fine thank you. I didn't have to go to the medical centre in the end as my ears cleared by themselves the day before!

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