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    Old 04-17-2010, 03:07 PM   #1
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    Question 2 DR's still have sudden hearing loss?!?

    Hello, I'll make this short I was sitting down and all of sudden my right ear went plugged, I can barely hear a dial tone in that ear, and if i hum I can not hear it in that ear.

    So Went to Urgent care said it is a allergy said he seen fluid, told me to take claratin D well it has been 3 days and still the same.

    So off to another DR this one says no fluid seen and to try sudafed

    I'm really worried it feels like a plugged ear( like i have a sea shell over it) but with hearing loss.

    Is it really allergy's? Or is this hearing loss? What is this?

    I'm 38, all suggestions are welcomed!

     
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    Re: 2 DR's still have sudden hearing loss?!?

    There are a lot of possibilities. I'd see if you can visit an ENT and Audiologist.

    I've had my right ear "stuffy" for 14 months now. Finally figured out that it is caused by TMJ.

     
    Old 04-18-2010, 07:00 AM   #3
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    Re: 2 DR's still have sudden hearing loss?!?

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    Hello, I'll make this short I was sitting down and all of sudden my right ear went plugged, I can barely hear a dial tone in that ear, and if i hum I can not hear it in that ear.

    So Went to Urgent care said it is a allergy said he seen fluid, told me to take claratin D well it has been 3 days and still the same.

    So off to another DR this one says no fluid seen and to try sudafed

    I'm really worried it feels like a plugged ear( like i have a sea shell over it) but with hearing loss.

    Is it really allergy's? Or is this hearing loss? What is this?

    I'm 38, all suggestions are welcomed!

     
    Old 04-18-2010, 07:09 AM   #4
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    Re: 2 DR's still have sudden hearing loss?!?

    Usually the first line of defense is a decongestant - like Sudafed - although this is usually given in conjunction with a steroidal nasal spray like Nasonex. If Sudafed is not helping you may want to try an allergy medication - like Zyrtec D (10mg ) - over the counter.

    If the loss was sudden and can't be attributed to seeing a concert, other loud noise exposure etc, then you want to see an ENT and rule out more serious issues including a Viral infection. If it is a viral infection it is best treated within days of occurance and can be done so with a prescription Valtrex.

    Today is Sunday and if I were in your shoes I'd Take Zyrtec D - 10mg today and call an ENT in the AM and be sure to emphasize that the loss was sudden and you want to rule out a viral infection.

    Also ask for a tympanogram (if you haven't had one already) to check the status of your eustachian tubes) and if he/she really feels it is an allergy - then an allergy test too.

    Let us know how you do!

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    Hello, I'll make this short I was sitting down and all of sudden my right ear went plugged, I can barely hear a dial tone in that ear, and if i hum I can not hear it in that ear.

    So Went to Urgent care said it is a allergy said he seen fluid, told me to take claratin D well it has been 3 days and still the same.

    So off to another DR this one says no fluid seen and to try sudafed

    I'm really worried it feels like a plugged ear( like i have a sea shell over it) but with hearing loss.

    Is it really allergy's? Or is this hearing loss? What is this?

    I'm 38, all suggestions are welcomed!

    Last edited by cally1; 04-18-2010 at 07:11 AM. Reason: typo

     
    Old 04-18-2010, 07:15 PM   #5
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    Re: 2 DR's still have sudden hearing loss?!?

    Thanks everyone, it is still the same no change with the sudafed.

    I'll call my PCP tomorrow see if I can see him, then ask for a referal to a ENT, I have a HMO so will probably have to wait.

     
    Old 04-22-2010, 06:19 PM   #6
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    Re: 2 DR's still have sudden hearing loss?!?

    Just quick update, no change my PCP gave me flonase and said to take mucinex, he said he seen fluid.

    So It has been a week since it started and no change, some of the hearing in that ear is like a echo, vibrations, thats the way it sounds, it is like distorted and i have to plug that ear if someone talks to loud on that side.

    I'm probably going to request to see a ENT but my PCP wanted to try this and I need his stupid referral.

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