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Ringing in ear after ENT removed hair from ear drum w/noyes forecps.Hurt bad jumped off table.Now he wants hearing aids?

Ringing in ear after ENT removed hair from ear drum w/noyes forecps.Hurt bad jumped off table.Now he wants hearing aids?

Really.......: In my opinion you need a second opinion...... Not disrespectful to the ENT but, seems like a large jump if you had no hearing problems before. The ent's are the best at evaluating and treating ear drum problems. ...Read more

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Ear pain, jaw pain near ear, ear ringing, ear clogged/cant hear, feels like water in ear, general congestion/dark mucus. Any ideas/recs? Thx!

Ear pain, jaw pain near ear, ear ringing, ear clogged/cant hear, feels like water in ear, general congestion/dark mucus.  Any ideas/recs? Thx!

Ear pain: Sinus infection and ear infection can cause above symptoms. Tooth infection can cause jaw/ear pain but not nasal congestion. Severe allergies can cause earache and nasal congestion ...Read more

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Bad ear pain. Nurse cleaned out wax. Doc said fluid behind drum and inf ear canal. How? I'm not sick. Ideas?

Outer ear infection: With otitis externa, you don't always feel 'sick'. You will, however, have wicked ear pain. The wax plug can trap moisture and set up the infection/inflammation. If there is fluid behind the ear drum, that's a middle ear infection and may also be without symptoms. You should have been given drops to treat the outer ear infection and scheduled for a follow-up on the fluid. ...Read more

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I have external ear infections/swimmers ear?

I have external ear infections/swimmers ear?

Swimmers ear: Swimmers ear usually presents as pain in the external parts of the ear--often the canal itself but can extend to the lobe. It is treated with drops usually if it is confined to true canal bough if it extends to the lobe and becomes severe enough it may need to be treated with oral or even IV systemic medication. ...Read more

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Ear infection ,buzzing noise in ear ,muffled hearing but no pain ,will my hearing get better..

Ear infection ,buzzing noise in ear ,muffled hearing but no pain ,will my hearing get better..

Probably: But would need more info. You might benefit from use of a decongestant since it is possible there is fluid in the middle ear behind the eardrum which needs drainage. If this persists you might want to consult with an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Did tympanoplasty in left ear in 2006 due to infection and hear loss..Rt ear drum has hole and infection.Conductive hearing loss.Time for hearing aid?

Did tympanoplasty in left ear in 2006 due to  infection and hear loss..Rt ear drum has hole and infection.Conductive hearing loss.Time for hearing aid?

Tympanoplasty : If you have a hole and recurring drainage a hearing aid will probably make that worse and the hearing will be getting blocked up by the drainage. Actually sounds like you need a tympanoplasty if you still have hearing loss after it heals then get an aid. ...Read more

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Why is my hearing muffled in right ear after ear infection?

Why is my hearing muffled in right ear after ear infection?

Depends: During any ear infection there is a temporary reduction in hearing due to the muck in the middle ear for up to 2-4 wks.Most adults will improve within a week and may return to normal in 2 wks, some may take 3-4 wks.Infants and kids tend to take longer. ...Read more

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Have scalp dermatitis in ear; outer ear canal transient numbness/"sensations"1-2 x/day/1-2 minTreatment?

Have scalp dermatitis in ear; outer ear canal transient numbness/"sensations"1-2 x/day/1-2 minTreatment?

Ear dermatitis /numb: Is it just dermatitis (eczema) or psoriasis? and though not the usual rash make sure with numbness it is not lyme disease. Sometimes get scalp dermatitis from food allergies , so may do elimination diet off dairy x 14 days then off gluten x 14 and see if a difference. Would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more

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Glue ear and retracted ear drum very uncomfy... Can I go swimming and diving? School health center doctor said steroid nose inhaler would help??

Glue ear and retracted ear drum very uncomfy...  Can I go swimming and diving?  School health center doctor said steroid nose inhaler would help??

Prior ear infections: Glued/retracted eardrum? One side? Did you have history of multiple ear infections when you were a baby? Nasal steroid spray can help with allergies symptoms including runny nose or nasal congestion. I am uncertain whether it can help with retracted eardrum. Since you are uncomfortable, something should be done. OTC Claritin D or Zyrtec-D may help. If persistent, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please help for ist 4days- ear pain, eardurms(retracted), ear fullness then- tinnitus, ear crackling on swallow, earfullness(sometimes) no hearing loss?

Please help for ist 4days- ear pain, eardurms(retracted), ear fullness then- tinnitus, ear crackling on swallow, earfullness(sometimes) no hearing loss?

See an ENT doctor: Ear pain and fullness can be due to tmd (temporo-mandibular disorder). Retraction of drum may indicate eustachian tube obstruction, but that requires a specialist's observation. Crackling on swallowing is normal. The presence of normal hearing strongly indicates no pathology in the external or middle ear. ...Read more

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High pitched noise/ringing in ear. Silence in ear before it happens.

High pitched noise/ringing in ear. Silence in ear before it happens.

Tinnitus: The ringing in your ear is called tinnitus and usually is a sign of changes in your hearing. This can be secondary to prior loud noise exposure, such as loud music, headphones, working around jet engines, but can accompany other inner ear conditions such as Meniere's. Audiometric exams can help quantify and design treatment measures. ...Read more

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My left ear has a ringing sensation.I hear heartbeat like sound. lub dub.I cleaned ear using earbud,no difference. I dont listen to loud music.advise?

My left ear has a ringing sensation.I hear heartbeat like sound. lub dub.I cleaned ear using earbud,no difference. I dont listen to loud music.advise?

Ear pulsing: Greetings. What you are describing is pulsatile tinnitus. This should be worked up by your ENT doctor. He/she may do an audiogram/tympanogram to assess your ear and eardrum as well as an imaging study. Good Luck ...Read more

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Left ear needs to pop on/off for a month. Ears professionally cleaned & taken decongestant. Slight ear pain with audio headphones. Light swimmer. ???

Left ear needs to pop on/off for a month.  Ears professionally cleaned & taken decongestant. Slight ear pain with audio headphones. Light swimmer. ???

Not sure exactly: what your question is, but sounds like you have Eustachian tube dysfunction. You should see an ear, nose, throat (ENT) specialist if you haven't already and possible need a nasal spray. ...Read more

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Clogged ear feeling but no ear infection. Is that ear canal, tube?

Clogged ear feeling but no ear infection. Is that ear canal, tube?

Eustachian Tube: A clogged ear with no infection or fluid in the ear is usually the result of a poorly functioning eustachian tube. This is the connection from the middle ear to the nose, responsible for maintaining proper air pressure in the ear.When clogged, the ear feels full or stuffy. ...Read more

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Ears ringing with ear infection, what to do?

Ears ringing with ear infection, what to do?

See your doctor.: Doctors can help by providing adequate treatment, usually antibiotics if there is an infection. If it's multiple infections you might get referral for ENT specialist. Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are adequate OTCs for pain control. If not feeling better, see doc to get stronger pain controlling medications and further curative treatment. As infection improves, ringing should decrease. ...Read more

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Have a cold, pain in ears, hearing became muffled, keeps switching from both ears, specks of blood in ear wax?

Have a cold, pain in ears, hearing became muffled, keeps switching from both ears, specks of blood in ear wax?

Otitis externa?: Unless your eardrums have been perforated, there should not be blood in the earwax . The presence of blood suggests that you have been sticking something into the ear canal and the trauma is causing the bleeding. Alternatively, water might have got into your ear causing an infection. Best to contact your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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Diabetic, feels like ears r clogged w/ wax or fluid, rinsing w/ drops & water w/ no improvement, high-pitched ringing, pain in 1 ear, infection? Wax?

Diabetic, feels like ears r clogged w/ wax or fluid, rinsing w/ drops & water w/ no improvement, high-pitched ringing, pain in 1 ear,  infection? Wax?

Take a look: Sounds like it might be infected, but impossible to say with looking. Might also just be fluid build up behind the ear drum. A doctor could take a quick look and tell the difference. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever tried ear candling or coning?

Has anyone ever tried ear candling or coning?

Yes: I was very skeptical, but it was very effective. I liked it. ...Read more

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What are the positive and negative affects of ear candling?

Burns: Be very careful as there are many instances of burns to the ear as a result of "candling" the ears. ...Read more

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Is ear candling safe? How should I remove wax buildup safely and fast?

Is ear candling safe? How should I remove wax buildup safely and fast?

Would avoid...: You should have a health care provider clean out earwax if it really causing discomfort or impaired hearing. The risk of ear candling is burning of the ear canal and studies have shown that what is actually being drained or removed as "ear wax" is actually the candles own debris. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ear candling made my ears itch?

What to do if I have ear candling made my ears itch?

Ear Candling: Greetings. The contact with the ear candle has probably caused the reaction. Do yourself a favor and stop wasting money on candling of the ears. There is no scientific base behind this treatment. The wax you see after is in the ear candle itself. There have been documented ear trauma events from a burn to the skin from candling. Debrox ear drops and see your doctor for irrigation if needed. ...Read more

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Are ear candles safe 2 use?

Ridiculous: A. It does not really work. Does not get the wax out and ceratinly does not treat ear infections b. Very dangerous leading to severe burns. C. Totally unproven tremendous downside-no upside. ...Read more

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What does "candling your ears " mean?

Ear candling: Ear candling = placement of lit, hollow, candle in external ear canal. This can be dangerous. ...Read more

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Is blood removed from ears during coning or candling?

Is blood removed from ears during coning or candling?

Red ear wax: Coning and candling should not cause the ears to bleed, but earwax can sometimes be reddish-brown in color and look similar to dried blood. If you are seeing liquid bright red blood, this isn't normal (and probably unrelated to coning/candling, if done properly) and should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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How to stop ringing ears?

How to stop ringing ears?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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What makes ears feel full?

What makes ears feel full?

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 more

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What to do for ringing ears at 49?

What to do for ringing ears at 49?

Hearing loss?: Tinnitus is usually associated by some kind of hearing loss. So the first thing for anyone who has ear ringing that wont go away is to be have a formal hearing test. A good ENT visit will be useful for you. ...Read more

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What causes the ears to be smelly ?

What causes the ears to be smelly ?

Possible infection?: If this is something that is new for you it sounds it might be associated with an infection especially if you have discharge and/or pain associated. Get seen by a doctor in order to take a look and final diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of ringing of ears?

What are possible causes of ringing of ears?

Tinnitus: You would need to be evaluated by your otolaryngologist and your audiologist to get more info about the cause. Loud noises and head injuries are two common reasons for chronic tinnitus. ...Read more

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Help unblocking ear?

Help unblocking ear?

Lets look inside: We'd need to look inside. It's probably wax try some ear drops to soften things up. It may fall out on its own. Don't use qtips. You may puncture your ear drum and lose your hearing. ...Read more

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Constant rining in ear?

Constant rining in ear?

Tinnitus.: Didn't see your age or whether this is one sided, but....It needs explanation. Most tinnitus is bilateral and associated with significant noise exposure and age. Some medications can cause this but again both sides. See your doc and have an audiogram. ...Read more

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My ears aren't working?

My ears aren't working?

See your doctor: You will need some testing to see what is going on. ...Read more

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How can I unclog my ears?

How can I unclog my ears?

Depends on cause: Ear clogging is a very common symptom and can be due to problems in either the outer, middle or inner ear. The most common outer ear issue is wax, the most common middle ear issue is fluid and the most common inner ear issue is high frequency hearing loss. Wax can be cleared with softening drops and gentle irrigation. Fluid can be cleared by holding your nose and blowing. If no help see an ent. ...Read more

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How to cure ear infectiom?

How to cure ear infectiom?

Antibiotics: With suffering: wait it out and take motrin. To minimize suffering: antibiotics. ...Read more

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What causes ringing in ears?

TINNITUS(RINGING EAR: It can be caused by several medical conditions and you need to check with your doctor , following common conditions allergies, ear infections, hearing loss, wxcessive wax, brain or head injury, stress, hypothyroidism, lyme disease, TMJ disfunction, high blood pressure, meniers disease, otosclerosis, and poor circulation. ...Read more

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Why are my ears turning blue?

Why are my ears turning blue?

Could be : It can be something absolutely normal, but in the presence of other signs may indicate abnormalities which should be looked at by a physician. See you primary care doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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