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Hello Dr Jyoti, Have you read my question?
yes I have
i can assure you that laser was not used for this
laser is not used for wax removal under any circumstances
nor is any other electrical equipment as such
but what is used is syringing
I am sure that what he was subjected to by the specialist was syringing
this method is used to remove wax
since he has had dizziness since then, there are two possibilities:
one is that a perforation of the ear occurred during the syringing
this can cause dizziness, specially if there was a fistula
secondly, the possibility remains that the dizziness is not directly related to the ear wax removal and just happened to coincide at the same time
what is fistula
his symptoms are typical of a cervical disc lesion
a labyrinthine fistula is a connection between the inner ear and middle ear, this can cause dizziness
getting back to my answer, this sounds typical of a cervical disc lesion
he needs to do an MRI of the cervical spines
so my advise is - see a new ENT specialist for a second opinion
what would have been crackling sound he heard on the 2nd procedure after the suctioning
ask about a tympanic membrane perforation
the crackling sound is due to the water
water when it hits the tympanic membrane causes this crackling sound which sounds very loud
you may have noticed this sometimes when water gets into the ears during a bath
as i said, see a second ENT and ask about two things
tympanic membrane perforation and cervical disc lesion or any other cause of vertigo
this will lead to a solution for him
you should see a different ENT since you have lost trust in this specialist
but my feeling is that the cleaning is not related and it is due to a cervical disc lesion
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any further questions?
my husband wants youto know that at the same time he was put on a regimen of
sodium flouride by his dentist as well as ambien by his psychiatrist to help with sleeping
well, that would not have caused any significant difference
it is not significant as far as the dizziness is concerned
very good to know this thank you very much for your expertise, Dr.
glad to help
Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.
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