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Hearing out of the left ear has been reduced and the ear

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Hearing out of the left ear has been reduced and the ear itself is a little numb
JA: How long have you been dealing with the ear issue? Have you had any colds or flus recently?
Customer: this happeed 40 mins ago
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have epilepsy which is controlled through medicine
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 5 months ago.

Hello this is Dr. Salama MD,

Have you had any fever or any other symptoms such as cough or runny nose?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Nothing. One minute it's fine the next it's a little numb and partial hearing loss. Sounds like I'm hearing things underwater on my left side.
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 5 months ago.

Have you done any recent traveling or do you take any medications?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
No to the above. I was in the pool a lot on Saturday and some Friday.
Expert:  Michael Salama replied 5 months ago.

Thank you.

It is likely that you have developed swimmer's ear which is an outer ear infection.

To treat this you would need antibiotic ear drops.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

If not, please don't forget to leave a positive rating as that's the only way I get credit for answering your question.

Thank you!

Expert:  Michael Salama replied 5 months ago.

Is there anything else I can help you with?