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Alnost totally deaf following a virus

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by Crowbob, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Crowbob

    Crowbob Senior commenter

    Yes. Why on earth wouldn't you go to the doctors if you are nearly deaf?

    ROSIEGIRL Senior commenter

    I'd have thought it's worth a visit. Very difficult to manage in school and the GP might be able to give you an idea of how long it might take to get back to normal.
    Hope it improves soon.
  3. Marshall

    Marshall Lead commenter

    Thanks - I am of the opinion that virus's (?!) clear up on their own. I'll go to the docs tomorrow and won't look at other scarey internet stories about overnight deafness.

    ROSIEGIRL Senior commenter

    Viruses (I think!) do usually clear up on their own but the side effects can take a bit longer.
    And yes, there are times when Google is NOT your friend!
  5. lilachardy

    lilachardy Star commenter

    You're almost certainly congested. You can try steam inhalation in the short term, and you can get sudafed from the supermarket that will help (the blue box one is most suitable unless you have other symptoms still) - but you need to see a doctor to check that's all it is.

    I find it clears within a fortnight usually.

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