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A 34-year-old female asked:

went to ent for clogged/ringing in ear said ear looked fine did hearing test and gave steroid for slight hearing loss what causes this is steroid safe?

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Dr. Michael Jaindl
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
I commonly: See patients with a small amount of fluid in the middle ear causing symptoms similar to yours and treat with steroids to speed up the healing process. This problem will usually clear without treatment but most people desire faster results.

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