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A 27-year-old female asked:

i have hearing loss due to a cold i've have for the last 3 months. how can i get rid of the cold and hear again. the docs tried everything.

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Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Otitis media-fluid: You may have fluid in the middle ear that developed from your cold. Sometimes it requires multiple medications to help clear up the problem, such as oral steroids, nasal steroids, guaifenesin, and decongestants. It that fails, a ventilation tube can be placed into the eardrum to drain fluid and you will hear better. You should see an ENT doc for help.

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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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