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Johnny Mullet

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#1 10 years ago

So this is kinda weird, but I wanted to get a general opinion, so where better to do this than the Filefront Forums :cya:

I am 37 years old and the last time I ever got sick was like 6 years ago when I got one of those "Flu shots" and never did that shit again. Before that, the last time I got any kind of cold was when I was in my senior year of High School.

2 weeks ago, I started feeling a cold come on. I thought I could fight it, but lost. I had a sore throat, cough, congestion, and all the other common cold symptoms. One week into the cold (last Monday) I was awakened in the middle of the night with a bad ear ache. Felt like someone poured hot oil in my ear while I was asleep. Well, I am no longer sick and all of my symptoms are gone, but I have never regained hearing in my ear and it has a constant "ringing" making me miserable.

Was this ear issue related to the cold or is there something more serious going on here? Should I see a Doctor (never been to a doctor or in the hospital for anything because I am healthy as an Ox) or maybe just wait this out and see what happens?

If I hold my hand over the good ear, I hear absolutely nothing.




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#2 10 years ago

Well it has already got worse, if it gets even more worse I would say to see a doctor. 2 weeks in so far. Your ear could simply have wax build up. Which might be a possibility worth exploring. They have products at drug marts, pharamcys that are not too expensive. Ear wax removers. I would try that first if you are against seeking professional health. From personal experience my ears sometimes get blocked up and ring like that. A few daily uses later Im better. Hope that helps.




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#3 10 years ago

Go and see a doctor. If you have a local GP (or equivalent in the US), then chat to them.

Loss of hearing is quite an impairment, and even if it is something as simple as wax buildup, then at least you'll know. Better that than getting a permanent or expensive-to-fix disability.




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#4 10 years ago

If your symptoms are all gone, including the earache, it's probably not a residual ear infection, which are always accompanied by pain. It could be you had an ear infection with the cold and it left some fluid in your ear and/or wax build-up. Either way it's not really a good idea to try and clean out you own ears. I would see an ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat Specialist) and have him examine your ears. You could see a GP (General Physician), but if he finds something in your ear he'll probably just recommend you to an ENT anyway, making for twice the expense.




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#5 10 years ago

Just do what you know you should - if something ain't right with your "health" go get yourself checked just to be sure.




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#6 10 years ago

Johnny Mullet;4235214So this is kinda weird, but I wanted to get a general opinion, so where better to do this than the Filefront Forums :cya:

I am 37 years old and the last time I ever got sick was like 6 years ago when I got one of those "Flu shots" and never did that shit again. Before that, the last time I got any kind of cold was when I was in my senior year of High School.

2 weeks ago, I started feeling a cold come on. I thought I could fight it, but lost. I had a sore throat, cough, congestion, and all the other common cold symptoms. One week into the cold (last Monday) I was awakened in the middle of the night with a bad ear ache. Felt like someone poured hot oil in my ear while I was asleep. Well, I am no longer sick and all of my symptoms are gone, but I have never regained hearing in my ear and it has a constant "ringing" making me miserable.

Was this ear issue related to the cold or is there something more serious going on here? Should I see a Doctor (never been to a doctor or in the hospital for anything because I am healthy as an Ox) or maybe just wait this out and see what happens?

If I hold my hand over the good ear, I hear absolutely nothing.

Sounds like your eardrum went kablooey. Go to the doctors before it gets infected.




Diozzepart

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#7 10 years ago

Johnny Mullet;4235214So this is kinda weird, but I wanted to get a general opinion, so where better to do this than the Filefront Forums :cya:

I am 37 years old and the last time I ever got sick was like 6 years ago when I got one of those "Flu shots" and never did that shit again. Before that, the last time I got any kind of cold was when I was in my senior year of High School.

2 weeks ago, I started feeling a cold come on. I thought I could fight it, but lost. I had a sore throat, cough, congestion, and all the other common cold symptoms. One week into the cold (last Monday) I was awakened in the middle of the night with a bad ear ache. Felt like someone poured hot oil in my ear while I was asleep. Well, I am no longer sick and all of my symptoms are gone, but I have never regained hearing in my ear and it has a constant "ringing" making me miserable.

Was this ear issue related to the cold or is there something more serious going on here? Should I see a Doctor (never been to a doctor or in the hospital for anything because I am healthy as an Ox) or maybe just wait this out and see what happens?

If I hold my hand over the good ear, I hear absolutely nothing.

Nah, don't bother visiting a doctor. It's not serious. I had something much worse. I couldn't sleep for nights, I threw up constantly for three days, I coughed, I couldn't eat, I was very sensitive to movement, and motion. That made me get sick too, I couldn't get out of the bed to move around... I could barley hear, and I also experienced this ringing you have been experiencing... THAT was bad, and it was just a virus. Anyway, no, by the sound of it, it's nothing serious at all. It'll wear off!!

:)




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#8 10 years ago

I advise all members of GamingForums to go and see a doctor, even if they think there's nothing wrong with them. Seeing as you can't hear in one ear, I'd say that's even more motivation.

Number one piece of advice though - don't ask gamers for medical diagnoses! They'll just tell you that your gibs have exploded, or your physics engine is out of whack, or something like that. Have you made sure that your sound card is connected up properly, by the way?




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#9 10 years ago

Someone asked me at my job if I had an external harddrive once.

I said, yeah, and it's not for sale. (see if any of you get that one.)




Sh0wdowN

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#10 10 years ago
Should I see a doctor?

If you have to ask, then yes.