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My ears hurt so bad! Just came from 3 hours movie. My seat was exactly beside the speaker which was very loud. Are my ears damaged? What should I do?
No: Neither inner ear or middle ear infection (intact ear drum) or diseases can be treated with ear drops. Ear drops (probably antibiotic ear drops) can be used as treatment for bacterial infections of the external ear canal and for drainage from the middle ear through a perforation of the drum. ...Read more
I put cold water in my ears with a syringe. The water came out really fast and it was really powerful. I'm not in pain though? Are my ears damaged?
Probably not.: If you are not having pain, your hearing is ok and there isn't any bloody discharge from your ears then it is unlikely there was any damage, though you may end up getting a 'swimmer's ear' from it. What prompted you to flush your ears with a syringe? It isn't a wise thing for you to try on your own. See your doctor if you feel your ear canals may be clogged so an exam can be done. ...Read more
Breathing: Careful weight lifting of heavy weights will not injure your ears unless you hold your breath and alter the pressure in your lungs and your ears. Heavy weight lifting is much like diving in that sense. If you hold your breath you risk pressure injury to your lungs and ears. Just pay attention to how everything feels, including joints and muscles, so you don't injure anything and risk a long layoff. ...Read more
Can a fan a few feet from you to the left blowing air into your left ear cause ear damage? (On lowest setting, breeze)
Not likely: Unless your fan is incredibly noisy, it's unlikely that the fan generates enough decibels to contribute to hearing loss. The air current itself, shouldn't create any danger to your ear, unless your fan is incredibly dirty and blowing around dangerous material/pathogens - and this wouldn't be an issue with the fan as so much the hygiene of the environment the fan is in. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was accidently hit in the right ear/head. Is there any concern for mild concussion or inner ear damage. If so what symptoms should I be looking for?
Non-specific: We would like to help you. But your statement of ear damage is so non-specific that as an otologist (ear doctor), I have no idea what you mean by ear damage. For example, do you have a hole in the ear drum, is a middle ear bone not vibrating, do you have an inner ear problem, vertigo, as I have stated repeatedly on health tap, we need diagnosis before we can help you. ...Read more
Finger in ear.: If you wiggle long or hard enough yes. My mother always told me to put nothing in my ear smaller than my elbow. ...Read more
Episodes of vertigo, tinnitus, fullness in ear. OAE showed left ear damage. Now having ABR test. What can ABR determine aside from acoustic neuroma?
This test: Measures the "connection" between the outside (cochlear) hearing organ and the brain itself! It is used for a number of hearing/balance issues besides acoustic neuroma. You should discuss this question with the Health Care Professional who ordered the test.... (good advice for ALL MEDICAL TESTING!) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I have a middle ear infection and I'm afraid it's just getting worse, despite medication. I'm worried about ear damage, and if I should go to the ER?
Girl yelled and screamed in my ear but just in time I placed my hand over my ears (folding my ear with my hand to cover ear canal) but not sure if sealed completely, would there be permanent inner ear damage? Does the hand reduce the sound level (dB)
Possibly: If the volume is too loud with head phones or ear buds like an ipod etc. Then you can very definitely damage your hearing esp. High frequency. The volume should never be so loud that it causes you to not hear someone trying to talk to you or that causes ringing in ears immediately afterwards. Rock concerts can be esp. Bad for this - wearing ear plugs is probably the best way to prevent damage here. ...Read more
I recently took for coke for the 1st time, ever since I've had pain behind my eye reaching down into my face and ear. What damage might I have caused?
While I was sleeping an ant entered my ear what damage it will cause. It was a regular small ant what damage it can cause because my body is paining?
RX for ear n. damage: Large dose of b group vitamins.Get a more detailed answer ›