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Constant Ringing In The Ear
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
Possible but rare: Zyrtec is an antihistamine and in about 1.26% of users had tinnitus or ear ringing. This should resolve when the drug is stopped. High doses of Aspirin are much more likely to lead to tinnitus. Claritin is an antihistamine without reports of tinnitus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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, 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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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