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Ear Is Plugged And Can T Hear
My left ear is plugged where I can't hear very good. I did have a head cold a week ago and this is what I have left. What to do what home remedy or drugstore cure for a plugged ear from a head cold or sinuses
Plugged: Plugged ears after a cold is very common. This may be due to swelling of the eustachian tube so that the ear cannot equalize pressure or from direct inflammation of the middle ear. If there is no active infection in the ear, then the best treatment is just waiting for it to recover. Some people may get benefit from over-the-counter decongestants. Your doctor may start a nasal steroid spray. There is no proof that these speed recovery. Unfortunately, symptoms can lst 2-3 months. If there is persistent fluid in the middle ear past that time, an ear tube may need to be placed. ...Read more
While cleaning my ear the qtip implailed my ear drum. My ear bleed 4 two days and it feels like my ear is plugged. Can't hear, migraine what do I do?
See an ENT DOC: Cleaning the inside of ear canal with a q-tip is a definite no no. Tearing the drum, bleeding may be repaired, but I have seen patients that have dislocated one of the 3 hearing bones. That can cause severe conduction hearing loss with normal nerve. The surgery for that although not hard is only 30 % successful with risk of facial palsy and loosing your taste on one side. ...Read more
For the last 3 mornings I have woke up and my left ear feels plugged and I can't hear out off it very well what's the reasonings be hide this?
Ear clogged: Is your nose stuffy? Do you have a cold or allergies? If that is the case treating the nose will help your ear otherwise have a doctor look at the ear, it may have wax plugging it. ...Read more
Went to mountains for a drive now have plugged ear and can't hear with pain hot wash cloth doesn't work either any idea what this may be?
"Ear Squeeze": Most likely a cold or sore throat that caused inflammation in of the eustachian tube that connects the ear to the mouth in order to equalize pressure. If your tube (s) are blocked, the pressure can't release and normalize. High altitude--lower pressure. If blocked, the pressure in the mouth will exceed the ear and result in a "plugged" feeling. Try neil med hypertonic lavage. Works great! ...Read more
I can't even set through fireworks without crying. I get headaches as well, I've tried ear plugs and they don't work. Could it be a hearing loss?
ENT: See ear nose and throat doc. They specialize in hearing problems. ...Read more
Will ER 9 ear plugs protect suffici. Against further hearing loss? (40db notch at 4000 hz) play amateur violin and clarinet in orch. And a wind quintet
My left ear is plugged 80% of the time. I went to a ENT and they don't know why. I can't hear very well and I do have 4 sets of hearings aids-?
Get Better Help: Hearing involves external ear, ear drum, middle ear, cochlea, brain stem, brain & mind; increasing complexity out to in. Problems occur in any or all levels. Any competent ENT focused on problem solving (not just what is common/easy, paid by insurance) should easily be able to help you sort out the level (s) with problems. Yet remember, the person in charge with most vested interests is you! ...Read more
I was exposed to sudden loud noise and now my left ear is plugged. If I listen to music on headphones, will I lose hearing in my left ear Permanently.
This would be a good time for you to see an Ear specialist!
Hope all goes well.
PS: I an wearing Hearing aids and doing OK! ...Read more
Is it true that when your ear is plugged, to stop listening music, because listen to music with plugged ears will cause permanent damage to hearing?
Not true.: That's false. You can listen to music with whatever kind of blockage in your or on the outer ear. It's all about decibels. High enough that it's painful to listen and it can damage your hearing. ...Read more
I had a bad throat n cough. The throat is good, the cough is clearing, but now my ear is plugged. Tried yawning, nothing works, what can I do to hear?
Decongestant: It sounds like you are suffering from a cold which is slowly getting better but now your eustacian tubes are blocked. You might get some releif from using an oral decongestant. If not getting better it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more
No: Ringing in the ears, tinnitus, does not have to be associated with a hearing loss. An audiogram can demonstrate a hearing loss. Remember, the human inner ear, even in the presence of normal hearing, may have loss of the organ of hearing for the very high frequencies, such as 10, 000 to 16, 000 cycles per second. This loss of hair cells in the very basal turn of the cochlea may cause tinnitus. ...Read more
Seek treatment soon: Sudden sensorineural hearing loss is a medical emergency that is best evaluated by an ENT physician, and which may respond to treatment. Other types of hearing loss and ringing, such as fluid or wax in the ear, are less urgent but almost always correctable. For more information, see the ENT academy guidelines at http://www. Entnet. Org/community/shlguideline. Cfm. ...Read more
I have hearing loss in my left hear with pain and also have ringing in the ear what could this be?
Hmm: You should see a doctor about this. Could be some fluid or infection, or something more serious. ...Read more
56 year old husband with minor hearing loss has loud constant ringing in ears. What is causing this?
No: Rather unusual and likely not related.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
See below: Check with your ENT surgeon. If however, the ear drum or the ear ossicles are damaged there can be a decrease in hearing in the affected ear. ...Read more
If an accident affects the ear and causes minor hearing loss would it affect the person on the long run if not treated early?
Depends: If the cause is fluid/blood behind the ear drum, it will resolve spontaneously. If the cause is minor inner ear hearing loss, it will run its course. Some argue that steroids can reduce damage, but there is no definitive evidence that this is the case. If cause is hearing bone disruption, it will not resolve until surgically fixed. ...Read more
Presuming no trauma: Don't sit on this. In most cases the cause is never figured out (called idiopathic) but the known causes are serious, ranging from nerve infection, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune disorders, a mass, migraines, or vascular events like a stroke. You need imaging and immediate treatment which would be provided at the discretion of the clinician. The rapidity & unilateral presentation are concerning. ...Read more