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ringing in ears and ear drainage

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gayle Valeros
23 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: You have several symptoms that are concerning and need to be addressed. It is best that you see your doctor for a thorough history and examination t ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ear fullness ringing: I sometimes add ear drops like cortisporin to decrease the ear fullness as it contains steroids. I also add an antihistamine ( like Zyrtec) as it de ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No help online: Unfortunately, you need to be attended to medically, kindly see your doctor or go to the hospital, good luck
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Fetter
49 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Ear drainage, especially if chronic & with a hole in eardrum can indicate chronic mid ear infection, & possible infected mid ear growth (cholesteatoma ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Paulhus
26 years experience in Pediatrics
Age matters : I'm a pediatrician, but hope i can still give you helpful advice. In babies and children, we treat ear infex based on the degree of illness and/or di ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mahek Shah
8 years experience in General Practice
Clogging of ear: Several possibilities. It depends on where the ear is clogged and why it is clogged. For example clogging of the outer ear canal with wax can cause ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Lewis
50 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Inner ear: Usually tinnitus is a symptom of hearing loss, or damage to the inner ear. Wax in the ear canal can make tinnitus or ringing seem louder because you d ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Wax: It can be an external issue, with cerumen (/wax) buildup that needs removed, or can be an internal problem, with clogged / blocked eustachian tubes. C ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience in Pediatric Neurology
No: Ear wax occupies the ear canal. Structures causing vertigo are in the inner ear.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
29 years experience in Pediatrics
Ear pain: Sinus infection and ear infection can cause above symptoms. Tooth infection can cause jaw/ear pain but not nasal congestion. Severe allergies can caus ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Stansby
25 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Stop the ringing: There are many causes from inner ear infection, to Aspirin intake, to more serious causes such as menier's disease. See an ent.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Probably: But would need more info. You might benefit from use of a decongestant since it is possible there is fluid in the middle ear behind the eardrum which ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends: During any ear infection there is a temporary reduction in hearing due to the muck in the middle ear for up to 2-4 wks.Most adults will improve within ... Read More
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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gael Yonnet
14 years experience in Neurology
Inner ear infection: You may be suffering from an inner ear infection. Go see your doctor who may prescribe antibiotic ear drops if needs be, or refer you on to an ear spe ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Meniere's disease?: Are you having headaches as well? With vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears perhaps??) you've described 3/4 symptoms of Ménière's ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jed Kwartler
37 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tympanoplasty : If you have a hole and recurring drainage a hearing aid will probably make that worse and the hearing will be getting blocked up by the drainage. Actu ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: removing fluid in middle ear will help improve hearing and decrease tinnitus!
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Homa Mahdavi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Pain, hearing issue: In acute otitis there is pain, decrease hearing in kids fever, vomiting and sometimes abdominal pain. In chronic form it decrease in hearing might be ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Perhaps: An inner ear infection is extraordinarily rare and is either from meningitis or acute otitis media that has spread, to the inner ear causing deafness ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possibly: If ear wax has been pushed against the ear drum, many symptoms related to the ear may occur. If impacted wax is the problem, that can cause hearing ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
No: Ear wax would not affect Eustachian tube function in either ear. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk an ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: Consult an ENT doctor.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
27 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear infection: Without knowing anything more or able to perform a physical exam, your symptoms are suggestive of acute ear infection. Try decongestant and auto-insuf ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paula Harmon
14 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear infections : The ear infection can definitely go on simultaneously with mono. If your eardrum ruptures you will see blood and pus. IIf your hearing is down you w ... Read More

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