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It sounds like a wind tunnel in my ear when I blow my nose,

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It sounds like a wind tunnel in my ear when I blow my nose, also got water in my ear from washing hair, it hurt like the dickens. I am due to take a 4 hour flight in 2 days. Can you help?

RickMD :

I am online and happy to help you with your question today.

RickMD :

Is your hearing decreased on the side where you hear the wind tunnel sounds?

RickMD :

Do you have any medical problems or take any medications?

Customer:

a bit muffled, as if I have headphones on

Customer:

I have lupus (been in remission for a while) am taking chloroquine

RickMD :

It sounds like your eardrum may be ruptured.

Customer:

what about flying?

RickMD :

Do not put anymore drops in there.

RickMD :

You should be OK to fly.

RickMD :

But it would be nice to figure out what caused the drum to rupture.

Customer:

injury?

RickMD :

The good news, however is that, barring any infections etc, the drum should heal in about 3 weeks.

RickMD :

flying won't hurt anything at this point.

Customer:

Thank you this is a load of worry off my mind

RickMD :

I would, however, try to get in to see your GP to make sure that there is not infection ect if possible before you leave.

RickMD :

My pleasure. I hope you feel better soon.

RickMD :

 


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Thanks in advance,

Dr. Rick

Customer:

You are most welcome.

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