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Dr. Dominic Riganotti Dr. Riganotti
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
21 years in practice
University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Constant ringing (tinnitus) in ears. Realized I use q tips, I heard it can cause this. Is it because of loss of hair inside ear? How soon will it heal

Constant ringing (tinnitus) in ears. Realized I use q tips, I heard it can cause this. Is it because of loss of hair inside ear? How soon will it heal

Tinnitus: Tinnitus is noise or ringing in the ears. A common problem, tinnitus affects about 1 in 5 people. Tinnitus isn't a condition itself — it's a symptom of an underlying condition, such as age-related hearing loss, ear injury or a circulatory system disorder. Although bothersome, tinnitus usually isn't a sign of something serious. ...Read more

Dr. Pablo Arango Dr. Arango
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
20 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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Can the allergie medicine zyrtec (cetirizine) cause constant ringing in the ear?

Can the allergie medicine zyrtec (cetirizine) cause constant ringing in the ear?

Probably not: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is a very commonly utilized anti-allergic medication that has had extensive usage in both the U.S. And foreign markets. It's most common side effect is drowsiness. If you are congested and are taking zyrtec, (cetirizine) the ringing maybe coming from fluid buildup in your middle ear. If its not better by the week-end. You need to get it looked at. ...Read more

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Dr. David Mann Dr. Mann
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
26 years in practice
East Tennessee State University James H. Quillen College of Medicine
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What causes a constant ringing in the ears?

What causes a constant ringing in the ears?

Tinnitus: Tinnitus usually goes along with hearing loss. Nerve damage due to noise &/or aging often causes ringing. Medications: Aspirin or other non-steroidals (ibuprofen, aleve, (naproxen) etc.) cause tinnitus. Caffeine, nicotine, can increase tinnitus. Diuretics or certain antibiotics can cause it-- no medicine shown to cure tinnitus. Try masking noises like a fan or radio. Get ears and hearing checked. ...Read more

Dr. Harold Kim Dr. Kim
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
24 years in practice
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What should I use for constant ringing in the ears ? Known as 'tintinitis ?

What should I use for constant ringing in the ears ? Known as 'tintinitis  ?

Background noise: When there is competing environmental sounds, the ringing in your ears can be "masked" or drowned out. This is why some physicians recommend the use of noise machines or air fans for those individuals who had difficulty sleeping due to the ringing when in a quiet setting. ...Read more

Dr. Dwain Rickertsen Dr. Rickertsen
Family Medicine
32 years in practice
University of Auckland School of Medicine
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Constant ringing in my ears?

Family practice : Tinnitus is ringing of the ears. It is caused by inflammation of the inner ear. The hair fibers of the inner ear are very delicate it is often associated with dizziness. Menieres syndrome exposure to loud noises. Ear wax empaction and infection. Rarely a small tumor called acoustic neuromaay be the cause. If it persists get it checked out. ...Read more

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Dr. David Lee Dr. Lee
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
28 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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How can I stop the constant ringing in my ears?

How can I stop the constant ringing in my ears?

Depends: Stopping the ringing depends on knowing the cause. This would require a visit with an ENT doctor where a history would be taken, physical exam done, and probably a comprehensive hearing test (audiogram). Once the cause is known, it can potentially be treated. ...Read more

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Dr. David Astrachan Dr. Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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What can be the cause of constant ringing in my ears?

Usually hearing loss: The most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss. Tinnitus can also be caused by ear injuries, medications, stress, jaw spasm and many other reasons. ...Read more

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Dr. Brijesh Chandwani Dr. Chandwani
Pain Management
7 years in practice
Other
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What can I do to ease the constant ringing in my ears?

What can I do to ease the constant ringing in my ears?

Tough one!: Ear ringing is a difficult problem, the understanding of which is poor at best. There are symptomatic management of ringing including white noise and some medications. Consult an ENT physician. ...Read more

Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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What does it mean when my 40 yr old husband has a constant ringing in his ears. ?

What does it mean when my 40 yr old husband has a constant ringing in his ears.
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Hearing damage: Tinnitus can be from exposure to loud noises, if he does at work, at concerts or high volume on ear buds/headphones. It can also be from trauma to the head. Consult an ENT about it. ...Read more

Dr. Gurmukh Singh Dr. Singh
Pathology
45 years in practice
University of Pune, Armed Forces Medical College
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I have constant ringing in my ears since 3 months ago, without known cause, will it ever stop?

ENT specialist: See an ENT specialist, there are may causes of ringing in the ears such as ménière's disease, salicylate poisoning. It can be managed, once the cause is determined. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Bensinger Dr. Bensinger
Ophthalmology
48 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Should i go see a doctor if I have a constant ringing in my ears?

Should i go see a doctor if I have a constant ringing in my ears?

Tinnitus: This is something which should be evaluated by an otolayrngologist (ent specialist). Some tinnitus can be alleviated but some cannot. The ENT doc can evaluate yours and sort out the treatable from the non-treatable. ...Read more

Dr. David Satloff Dr. Satloff
Pain Management
36 years in practice
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
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My right ear feeling full and i often hear constant ringing in right ear, what's wrong?

My right ear feeling full and i often hear constant ringing in right ear, what's wrong?

Check for infection: The most likely reason is the presence of unresoved infection in the middle or inner ear. Infection can be identified with the proteomic biomarker l-homocysteine at the ear. The other common reason for ear ringing is a musculoskeletal issue related to the TM joint. Such TM joint issues resonate with the biomarker arnica or hypericum. ...Read more

Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Dr. Christopher Conti Dr. Conti
Emergency Medicine
years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Dr. Maria Ana Valencia Dr. Valencia
Internal Medicine
12 years in practice
University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
36 years in practice
Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Edwin Ishoo Dr. Ishoo
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
24 years in practice
University of Michigan Medical School
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How do I stop a sharp constant ringing in my ear? I was at a loud club last night and my ears have been ringing since. And it's causing a headache

How do I stop a sharp constant ringing in my ear? I was at a loud club last night and my ears have been ringing since. And it's causing a headache

Noise trauma: You've sustained acoustic trauma and a threshold shift. You need to avoid any loud noise and hopefully you will fully recover. The ringing is the result of acoustic nerve damage which is usually temporary but may be permanent especially with repeated trauma. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Hill Dr. Hill
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Michael Pascolini Dr. Pascolini
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
13 years in practice
Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Mild ear pain from time to time, constant ringing in right ear. Pressure in right ear and squieeking when i pinch my nostriles closed and bllow?

Mild ear pain from time to time, constant ringing in right ear. Pressure in right ear and squieeking when i pinch my nostriles closed and bllow?

Effusion: Most likely you have an effusion in your right ear. Give it some time it should go away. You have some sort of eustachian tube dysfunction, whether you have a history of ear problems or allergies, that would need to be diagnosed by an ent. ...Read more

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Dr. Kelty Baker Dr. Baker
Internal Medicine - Hematology
24 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Recently discovered I have ida 2 months ago; began iron. Now noticed a constant ringing in my ears which md says due to ida. Will it stop and when?

Recently discovered I have ida 2 months ago; began iron. Now noticed a constant ringing in my ears which md says due to ida. Will it stop and when?

Tinnitus: Neither iron deficiency or iron tablets are on the list of things that cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears). There is a long list of conditions and medications that can cause this problem. You need to see an ENT doctor to figure out what's going on. ...Read more