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Can blowing your nose to much cause an ear go deaf from damage?

Can blowing your nose to much cause an ear go deaf from damage?

No: The worst thing that could happen would be a traumatic perforation of the ear drum. This is very rare and usually occurs only in patients with a history of ear surgery or ear trauma in the past. ...Read more

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Age24, female, fungal infectioof ear, no visible discharge, have had 4 suctions, no more deaf, feel irritation in head on affected side but no severe, cause?

Age24, female, fungal infectioof ear, no visible discharge, have had 4 suctions, no more deaf, feel irritation in head on affected side but no severe, cause?

See a real DR: I cannot discern the diagnosis and you failed to indicate what treatments were employed. Best see an ENT ear DR or maybe a dermatologist. ...Read more

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13mth son born profoundly deaf r ear, never produces nasal discharge, have to use saline drops to moisten, is this problem caused by deafness?

13mth son born profoundly deaf r ear, never produces nasal discharge, have to use saline drops to moisten, is this problem caused by deafness?

Unlikely: I am not sure if you are saying your baby is congested and doesn't make a lot of nasal drainage or if he breathes well through the nose. Saline is a great thing to use in drop form to help a baby breathe through the nose if congested. Some associated problems with the back of the nose can be present in some deaf kids ("choanal atresia") that could be considered if it is always blocked on 1 side. ...Read more

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I woke up in the morning, partially deaf in my right ear. I have a runny nose and cough too. What should I do?

I woke up in the morning, partially deaf in my right ear. I have a runny nose and cough too. What should I do?

Hearing loss: Could be fluid but need to get a hearing test to make sure it's not a sudden nerve hearing loss that would be treated with high dose steroids. Go get a hearing test. ...Read more

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Hi been on ant biot s for 7 days Tonsilittis deaf in lft. Ear. Head full of fluid, noise in head me crazy help when will j b f better!

Hi been on ant biot s for 7 days Tonsilittis deaf in lft. Ear. Head full of fluid, noise in head me crazy help when will j b f better!

URI: Your congestion could be relieved with pseudoephedrine or oxymetozaline as decongestants. You might try nasal saline irrigation using a Neti-pot. Nasal steroid spray might also be of some benefit. Hope you are well soon. By the way, this does not sound like a condition for which you need antibiotics. ...Read more

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I became totally deaf after a fever at the age of 12. There is jet like and ringing noises in both ears and head since then. Any remedy?

I became totally deaf after a fever at the age of 12. There is jet like and ringing noises in both ears and head since then. Any remedy?

See an ENT doctor: After full and careful evaluation they can help you determine whether you may be a candidate for surgery, including cochlear implants. ...Read more

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Completely deaf in one ear all of a sudden and have a horrible headache in the back of head?

Completely deaf in one ear all of a sudden and have a horrible headache in the back of head?

Hearing loss: Donna you need to a see physician right away! Acute hearing loss combined with a severe headache requires a prompt visit to a medical facility. ...Read more

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Baby born deaf right ear profoundly waiting to see ENT but he produces no nasal discharge at all or tears and had no congestion at all since birth?

Baby born deaf right ear profoundly waiting to see ENT but he produces no nasal discharge at all or tears and had no congestion at all since birth?

?: I'm not understanding what your question is here. Also, don't know the child's age. More information is needed here for further speculation. ...Read more

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Yep still dealing with otitis externa and now my head feels tight and am experiencing dulled hearing. Will I go deaf???? Please help am scared!!

Yep still dealing with otitis externa and now my head feels tight and am experiencing dulled hearing. Will I go deaf???? Please help am scared!!

Get Treated: No you will not go deaf due to Otitis Externa and it can cause dulled hearing
We don't know what treatment you are taking if any. If not already done consult your Primary Care Doctor or an ENT Specialist and continue your treatment and follow up
And don't be scared. If it is only Otitis Externa you have it is not a serious condition and will get better with treatment ...Read more

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Blocked ear when I put my head back which causes hearing loss, clears when I lean forward. Keep getting dizzy spells & ringing in my ear. Am I ok?

Blocked ear when I put my head back which causes hearing loss, clears when I lean forward. Keep getting dizzy spells & ringing in my ear. Am I ok?

Serous otitis media: You are describing symptoms of fluid behind the ear drum which moves when you move your head forward and backwards. Change in hearing, dizziness and ringing in your ears all can be caused by this condition, serous otitis media. Vertigo is caused by an inflammation of the semi-circular canals behind the ear drum and resolves when treated. See your physician for treatment. ...Read more

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What can cause a throbbing head with hearing loss?

What can cause a throbbing head with hearing loss?

ENT consult: Throbbing pain in the head can be due to tension type headache or muscle pain, but hearing loss is not a common symptom; consult your pcp. If hearing loss is sudden and constant, ENT consult. ...Read more

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Can tilting my head back causes vision and hearing loss?

Can tilting my head back causes vision and hearing loss?

See a doctor ASAP: Your description is a concern. Almost sounds like concussion like symptoms. I would not hesitate seeing a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Tilting my head back causes vision and hearing loss. What should I do?

Tilting my head back causes vision and hearing loss. What should I do?

See a doctor soon.: This may be a sign of vertebralbasilar insufficiency syndrome - this means the blood vessels in the back of the neck supplying the brain may be compromised and you could be at risk of stroke. Be seen soon. ...Read more

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When I stand up, floor feels like it's bouncing notice it more on left side. Head pressure dizzy headed. Dr says sinuses. No hearing loss or ringing. Balance test good. What could be other cause?

When I stand up, floor feels like it's bouncing notice it more on left side. Head pressure dizzy headed. Dr says sinuses. No hearing loss or ringing. Balance test good. What could be other cause?

Central/Peripheral: There are two causes of vertigo and balance problems. Involvement pf the peripheral iner ear and nerve and central causes. If the inner ear is normal, then the most common cause of vertigo and balance problem is the variants of migraine, best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Severe migraines on right side, pressure point of pain base of head/neck, right side weakness, trouble talking, vision/hearing loss what can cause it?

Severe migraines on right side, pressure point of pain base of head/neck, right side weakness, trouble talking, vision/hearing loss what can cause it?

If you are having: Problems talking and vision changes acutely, then you need to get someone to take you to the er now. If you have these symptoms always with your migraines and you have had full workup, it may be a different story. However, if these symptoms are new, have someone get you to an er or call can ambulance to rule out a stroke. Please do not take these symptoms lightly if they are new onset. ...Read more

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Streptomycin how does affect ears does it cause deafness?

Streptomycin how does affect ears does it cause deafness?

Toxic to hair cells: This antibiotic can become concentrated in the fluid of the inner ear. It causes a toxic reaction to the hair cells of the inner ear, at high levels it can kill off these hair cells with permanent hearing loss. Careful monitoring of levels of the antibiotic are necessary. There are better and less toxic antibiotics now in use. ...Read more

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Can a lodged piece of cotton in one`s ear cause deafness?

Can a lodged piece of cotton in one`s ear cause deafness?

Hearing loss: A cotton foreign body lodged in the ear canal will cause greater difficulty hearing while it is blocking the ear canal by blocking sound transmission to the middle ear. While this can significantly impair sound perception, it will not render one deaf. ...Read more

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26, female. Front top upper outer ear where connects to head swollen/pain. No diet change, wound. Noticed slight hearing loss w/headphone same ear weeks b4?

26, female. Front top upper outer ear where connects to head swollen/pain. No diet change, wound. Noticed slight hearing loss w/headphone same ear weeks b4?

Cellulitis: Tenderness, swelling and redness are signs of infections. If you wear headphones a lot, they may be a source of pathogenic bacteria. Use hot compresses on the area at least three times a day. Keep it dry otherwise. Clean your headphones with alcohol and don't use them for a few days. If it worsens, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can blowing your nose make you deaf?

Can blowing your nose make you deaf?

No---: But I suppose depending upon how loudly you blow and in what proximity you do it to someone else's ear you could cause them to lose a few hertz in their frequency perceptual range! (minor joke!)....

Answer is: No, one cannot go deaf blowing their nose. ...Read more

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What could cause deafness in one ear?

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What could cause deafness in one ear?

Unilateral deafness: Some are Physical trauma to ear, Measles, Acoustic neuroma, Meningitis, Labyrinthitis, Mumps, Meniere's disease, Mastoiditis, or Congenital. ...Read more

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Could sticking your finger in your ear cause you to be deaf?

Could sticking your finger in your ear cause you to be deaf?

Not likely: But a q tip or sharp object can really cause problems. Don't perforate the ear drum. ...Read more

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Any treatment for haflf deaf (left ear) caused by pendred syndrom?

Any treatment for haflf deaf (left ear) caused by pendred syndrom?

Do you have this??: I introduced the topic in my last response, but it's a rare disorder. You need genetic testing if 1) you have sensorineural hearing loss and 2) an underactive thyroid gland. First you need to know which type of hearing loss you have and whether your thyroid gland function is normal. An ENT physician can address both issues to start. If pendred is suspected, endocrinology or genetics is next. ...Read more

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Do chronic ear infections cause deafness?

Do chronic ear infections cause deafness?

Unlikely to happen: In the era prior to antibiotics, chronic middle ear disease could lead to the ossicles or ear bones growing together and hearing would be reduced by 50% or so. Todays treatments have made that rare, but even then it is not deafness. A viraal infection of the ear nerve, however, can result in perminent hearing loss. ...Read more

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Sudden left ear deafness with dizziness since yesterday. What could cause it?

Sudden left ear deafness with dizziness since yesterday. What could cause it?

See ENT ASAP: Viral or vascular events can cause sudden hearing loss. The sooner that you receive treatment, that may include steroids, the better chance that you will regain your hearing. ...Read more