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Dr. Heidi Fowler
5,051 doctors shared insights

Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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Could sleeping with ear plugs cause tinnitus?

Could sleeping with ear plugs cause tinnitus?

No: Tinnitus can be caused by a number of disease entities which include hearing loss, head injury, tmd, viral infection, dental infection. It is therefore non-specific and there is evidence that it is the result of synchronous discharge of neurons in the auditory nervous system of the brain. There is no evidence that sleeping with ear plugs would cause tinnitus. ...Read more

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Sleeping with silicone ear plugs, woke up now with an ear ache. Cause?

Sleeping with silicone ear plugs, woke up now with an ear ache. Cause?

Most likely pressure: buildup from being "plugged" for a period of time. Or you may have an infection, or fluid buildup behind your eardrum from allergies. Or you may have a nerve inflammation from viral or bacterial infections elsewhere. In other words there are lots of causes and you would need to see a healthcare provider for proper exam and diagnosis if it persists. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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How can you sleep with noisy neighbours? I don't have ear plugs by the way.

How can you sleep with noisy neighbours? I don't have ear plugs by the way.

Sleep: Eat plugs are cheap, and can be found at any hardware store. Another thing you can do is speak with the neighbors directly, or speak with the landlord. In the worst possible case, speak with the police. ...Read more

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What type of ear plugs are best for sleeping?

What type of ear plugs are best for sleeping?

Personalize: So long as you don't have issues with otitis externa (outer ear infections) any type should be fine. Try the foam ones but, make sure to check them daily to make sure they're intact; you don't want one to break up in your ear canal because you've used it for too long. If those aren't your bag, go for the wax ones. If that fails, see an ENT for customized ear plugs. ...Read more

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Is it harmful at all to wear ear plugs while sleeping at night?

Is it harmful at all to wear ear plugs while sleeping at night?

Safe ones are safe: Commercial ones cannot get deep into canal, so they are physically safe. Of course you could miss hearing a smoke alarm, or emergency call or intruder, but that's not really the same as causing harm. Just don't push them in too far and sleep well. ...Read more

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Sleep with ear plugs every night, change them 1x monthly. inner ear itchy hurt and peeling by end of month. what should I be doing? go to my dermatologist ?

Sleep with ear plugs every night, change them 1x monthly. inner ear itchy hurt and peeling by end of month. what should I be doing? go to my dermatologist ?

Ear plugs: are associated with a buildup of WAX (Cerumen) in the ear canal... You should have your ears examined since this does not usually result in itchiness.(more likely due to a "dandruff - like condition of the ears/scalp (seborrhea)
Hope this is helpful
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Please tell me can ear plugs get wedged in your ears if you sleep on your side?

Please tell me can ear plugs get wedged in your ears if you sleep on your side?

Possibly: If the ear plug is small enough that is possible. Why do you wear ear plugs at time of sleep? That is the more important question. Doing this may eventually cause irritation of the ear canal skin and could lead to external otitis, infection of the skin of the external ear canal. ...Read more

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I am a light sleeper boyfriend snores i don't get good sleep need help don't want to take sleeping pills. Ear plugs hurt my ears.

I am a light sleeper boyfriend snores i don't get good sleep need help don't want to take sleeping pills. Ear plugs hurt my ears.

See below: A white noise device can help, if you do not prefer to sleep in different rooms. Also, if your boyfriend gasps/chokes at night periodically, has morning headaches, daytime sleepiness, night time acid reflux, and/or dry mouth, it is recommended he consult a sleep doctor for evaluation of sleep apnea (including a look if he has nasal obstruction or congestion). Hope that helps! ...Read more

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My boyfriend snors so loud i can not sleep I have to wear ear plugs and take sleep meds what should I do and how do I confront him thank you?

My boyfriend snors so loud i can not sleep I have to wear ear plugs and take sleep  meds what should I do and how do I confront him thank you?

Sleep evaluation: See a sleep doctor for an overnight sleep evalution to evaluate cause of snoring and possible sleep apnea. Primary snoring may be helped by dental drvices and even surgery. Osa is treated with CPAP device. Additionally sound canceling devices can be used as a last resort they cancel the sound of snoring and you hear nothing. ...Read more

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General medical #: i usually sleep with foam ear plugs. Can this damage my inner ear?

General medical #: i usually sleep with foam ear plugs. Can this damage my inner ear?

No: No, ear plugs that stay in the external ear cause no damage. Even if it pushes or goes through the ear drum, that would cause middle ear damage. It is unlikely but not impossible to cause inner ear damage but you have to try very hard to do it. ...Read more

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I went swimming 2day and now both ears are clogged like I have ear plugs in i cleaned out with a q-tip and amber earwax was on the end there is no pain some cackling when i sollow its like when u have a bad head cold and when u talk or some ealse does it

I went swimming 2day and now both ears are clogged like I have ear plugs in i cleaned out with a q-tip and amber earwax was on the end there is no pain some cackling when i sollow its like when u have a bad head cold and when u
 talk or some ealse does it

If : If there is no pain or unusual drainage you probably don't have an ear infection. It's possible you pushed some of the wax further in and created an impaction. I would try to soften the wax (if still in there) with a couple day useage of something like debrox or ceruminex (otc), pick up a baby bulb syringe, and self irrigate your ears in a ear down position with luke warm water. Hopefully this will clear your ears. I not, somebody should lok in your ears to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Have a cold for month. tooth broke off the other day when eating bread . now today mouth feels numb when brushing teeth . ears nose plug and eyes hurt?

Have a cold for month. tooth broke off the other day when eating bread . now today mouth feels numb when brushing teeth . ears nose plug and eyes hurt?

Separate problems: Your tooth breaking and your cold are two separate problems, but they both require treatment. I suspect that you have a sinus infection that may need antibiotics to treat. You also need to get to your dentist ASAP to determine if your broken tooth is abscessed and what needs to be done to fix it. Please don't wait as both problems will get worse if you do. ...Read more

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What cause eye pain and ear pain together?

This is tough: There is a form of shingles that can cause both eye and ear pain. Maybe sinus disease. This is a good question, those are my first thoughts. ...Read more

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Could wearing ear plugs cause an ear infection?

Could wearing ear plugs cause an ear infection?

External otitis: Wearing ear plugs for long periods of time can lead to inflammation of the external ear canal skin. The ear plugs will not cause a middle ear infection. If an external ear infection occurs, simple remedies like vosol (acetic acid and propylene glycol) otic with hydro-cortisone (vosol (acetic acid and propylene glycol) (acetic acid and propylene glycol) is like vinegar) are helpful. Simply stopping the use of the ear plugs for an extended period of time would also help. ...Read more

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What causes left ear pain and left eye pain?

Nerves/virus: Could be a pinched nerve, shingles, sinus infection, a medical evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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Ears ringing, behind eye pain and above ear and extreme headaches that don't respond to OTC meds can they be caused by menopause, are they migraines?

Ears ringing, behind eye pain and above ear and extreme headaches that don't respond to OTC meds can they be caused by menopause, are they migraines?

Actually, yes: Could be migraine. Haven't heard enough of the story to be sure. Migraines often change with menopause. That includes even restarting at menopause in someone who had very few in her younger years. Perhaps visit with your primary doc as a starter. ...Read more

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Can a sinus/ear infection cause eye pain with head pain in the back of the head?

Can a sinus/ear infection cause eye pain with head pain in the back of the head?

Yes: A sinus infection can cause referred pain around the eyes. Pain in the back of the head may not be related to the sinus infection, but could be related to the ear infection. Probably best to see an ear, nose, and throat specialist. ...Read more

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I have a wisdom tooth coming in. Will it cause dizziness, eye pain, headaches, ear aches, and sometimes high BP? Tooth doesnt hurt all times.

I have a wisdom tooth coming in. Will it cause dizziness, eye pain, headaches, ear aches, and sometimes high BP?  Tooth doesnt hurt all times.

Of course: The bacteria present around an infected wisdom tooth may spread systemically. Chronic wisdom tooth infection has an impact on our general health and organ systems--the heart, kidneys, high BP, dizziness, eye pain and other organs. Wisdom teeth that cause problems should be extracted. ...Read more

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Nose bleeds in sleep. Recently bloody tears, red eyes, bleeding ears, coughing up blood. Not mass amounts but still noticeable. What could cause this?

Nose bleeds in sleep. Recently bloody tears, red eyes, bleeding ears, coughing up blood. Not mass amounts but still noticeable. What could cause this?

SEE MD NOW!: Unexplained bleeding from multiple places could mean that your body's natural blood clotting ability has failed. That is very serious and possibly fatal. See a health provider today! ...Read more

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What can cause one sided moderate ear pain, eye pain, facial pain, throat pain and tenderness beneath the jaw and ear? It's one-sided only.

What can cause one sided moderate ear pain, eye pain, facial pain, throat pain and tenderness beneath the jaw and ear? It's one-sided only.

Many possibilities: It could be anything from a muscle strain to a tumor... Unfortunately without more information i would be guessing. I would suggest seeing a facial pain specialist, usually a dentist, or an ENT physician for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with eye shades cause eye pain?

If they're too tight: If your eye shades are putting pressure on your eyes because they are too tight, an aching pain could result. If your eyes are partially open behind the shades and the shades touch your corneas or bend your eyelashes into your eyes this could result in sharp pain.
You should stop wearing them if they induce pain. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with eye shade cause eye pain?

Eye pain pressure: The eye shades can cause eye pain if the shades are pressed too tight against the eyes. Also, an allergic reaction can occur around the eyes causing swelling , pressure on the eyes, and subsequent pain. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...Read more