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is she continuing to have nose bleeds?
well, in that case this is something that needs further investigation
i will go briefly through the areas that need to be investigated
firstly, it is possible that nose bleeds and the ear itching are not connected at all
elderly people may develop nose bleeds sometimes which happens due to atherosclerosis of the vessels and this can be treated with medicines
but one condition which needs to be ruled out is a growth in the nasopharynx
this can block up the eustachian tube causing the itching, and can be the cause of the nosebleeds
regarding the itching in the ear, two important causes need to be ruled out
one is fungal infection of the ear
second is eustachian tube block, which can also cause this itching
it is good that she is already scheduled to see an ENT
ask the ENT about these three possibilities
fungal infection of the ear
eustachian tube block
growth in the nasopharynx which may be the cause of this bleeding
also ask about these two investigations:
impedance audiometry, which will check for eustachian tube block
and CT scan of the nasopharynx
also a nasopharynx scope
discussing in this way will help her to get an informed discussion
the ENT will be forced to look at all these issues
this will help her to get an accurate diagnosis
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Thank you Dr Jyoti.
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wish her good health and an early recovery
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