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Variety of causes: Ringing in the ears - tinnitus - can be caused by aging, medications (aspirin is common), primary ear problems, blood vessels, and more. Occasional ringing may not be a concern, but if it is persistent and related to other symptoms (balance, hearing, vertigo) it should be evaluated by an ent. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Full feeling ears: Nasal congestion for a cold or nasal allergy symptoms, fluid in the ears, airplane descent or descent from high altitude, are some of the things that can make the ears full. There is physics involved, but simply put, ear feel full or plugged when the eustachian tube that is responsible for equalizing pressure between the middle ear space and the "outside" fails to do so for some reason or other. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can wearing ear bud headphones 24/7, literally, cause damage? If so how and what symptoms could occur?
Yes: In all seriousness, the principal damage would be psychosocial from stunted interpersonal relationships. That's what would most concern me. Aside from that, loud volume can cause permanent hearing loss. I suppose dermatitis might occur from accumulation of oils and bacteria in the foam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why do I always get severe facial and ear flushing all the time? Sometimes lasts for hours... But I have normal b/p, normal temp. Etc.
Symptom of anxiety: This is a symptom of anxiety, especially the facial flushing of social anxiety disorder. Best wishes. Please make sure you are seeing a psychiatrist and are in therapy. I had social anxiety at your age (and its now been treated since age 31 and I am now 58). I remember how embarrassing that facial flushing was. Lopressor can help, but if it doesn't, see a psychiatrist for options. Happy new year! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Tinnitus v thumping: Tinnitus is ringing in the ears. Drumming could mean that, or the feeling of pounding. There are many causes for both. You should have an ENT specialist check you out if it is troublesome or worsening. First, you need to be sure your blood pressure is normal. Here's an interesting link with good information about drumming: http://en.Allexperts.Com/q/audiology-otolaryngology-963/2009/9/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every morning and sometimes throughout the day my inner ears are wet. Wet enough to keep my earbuds from sealing. What is the cause of this ?
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