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A 20-year-old female asked:

I have a constant reoccuring ear infection that causes frequent ringing. leading to dizziness and motion sickness. what home remedies are there?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Ear infections: This is a serious problem that you should be working with an ENT specialist. Chronic infections can be quite serious, and home remedies are not powerful enough to cure most infections.
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Ringing + dizziness + hearing loss + ear fullness/pressure may be Meniere's... See your local ENT
Dec 9, 2011
Dr. Mary Ann Block
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Osteopathic massage: Some osteopathic physicians know how to drain the fluid naturally through the eustachian tube. This gentle massage can be performed by a family member at home. It is a treatment i taught to medical students when i was a professor.
Dr. Albert Pizzo
Family Medicine 60 years experience
This may not be an infection but perhaps an allergy causing fluid retention in the middle ear and blockage of the eustachean tubes. If this is the case seeing your doctor or an allergist may help your greatly. Search for the cause is of primary importantance. See your family doctor for an examination to find out whether or not you have an infection or allergy or something else.
Dec 15, 2011
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Not an infection: You are describing meniere's syndrome not an ear infection. Meniere's syndrome is classically defined as intermittent tinnitus, vertigo and hearing loss. In the absence of significant pain which does not let up it is most not likely an infection. I'd recommend seeing an ENT when you are symptomatic for a good ear exam and hearing test.
Dr. Stephen Gordon
Dentistry 43 years experience
Menieres syndrome?: Possibly but for it to be classic symptoms: 1) ringing in 1 ear 2) ringing is constant, there are never times when there is no ringing 3) significant hearing loss in that 1 ear, especially in the range of the spoken word 4) occasional or frequent bouts with vertigo. If you are diagnosed with menieres (cause is unknown). Significantly reduce your salt intake and eliminate caffeine which can trigger.

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