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How does antihistamine affect your ability to hear?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Not directly: Allergies can cause eustachian tube dysfunction (etd). Etd can cause fluid build up in the middle ear which can dampen the hearing. See your ENT for evaluation of your hearing and treatment if you suspect such a problem. Best wishes.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Hearing: If you have hayfever symptoms that affect the ears, then the antihistamines will probably be beneficial.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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