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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Ear Problem (Overview)

Problems with the ear include external infection, allergy to the skin, perforation of the eardrum, tinnitus (ringing), loss of hearing acuity, deafness, dizziness, balance disorder, problems after flying with air pressure, and many others. See your otolaryngologist to have these evaluated.


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Can TMJ cause ear problems.. I have ringing in my right ear. I can hear but when on the phone if I use that ear the people sound like robots..?

Can TMJ cause ear problems.. I have ringing in my right ear. I can hear but when on the phone if I use that ear the people sound like robots..?

TMJ & Tinnitus: Tmj dysfunction can absolutely cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears). You should seek a consult with a dentist specializing in TMJ disorders so that you can be properly evaluated; if a TMJ problem is found, an orthotic can be fabricated which will help eliminate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Ear Problem (Overview)

Problems with the ear include external infection, allergy to the skin, perforation of the eardrum, tinnitus (ringing), loss of hearing acuity, deafness, dizziness, balance disorder, problems after flying with air pressure, and many others. See your otolaryngologist to have these evaluated.


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Can you feel light-headed or kinda dizzy when you bend over really quickly and hold it there and come back up quickly? Does it mean ear problem?

Can you feel light-headed or kinda dizzy when you bend over really quickly and hold it there and come back up quickly? Does it mean ear problem?

Dizzy: You are describing a transient decrease in blood return causing those symptoms from the mechanical effects of the position changes. No ear problem is implied. ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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Projection of fatty mass on front of throat near where i would think the pituitary is located. My grandson is 15 and just had a bout with a cold and ear problem this was not treated. Yesterday, i noticed while he was running on the treadmill i noticed a p

Projection of fatty mass on front of throat near where i would think the pituitary is located. My grandson is 15 and just had a bout with a cold and ear problem this was not treated. Yesterday, i noticed while he was running on the treadmill i noticed a p

This : This wouldn't be related to the pituitary, which is inside the brain. You may be thinking of the thyroid gland, which is just beneath the adam's apple in the middle of your neck. Neck masses that fluctuate in size could be related to a cyst or a fatty benign tumor called a lipoma. Either way, that needs to be evaluated by a specialist and may result in some imaging (either a ct or an ultrasound). ...Read more

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What to do if I have ear problem. Popped something?

What to do if I have ear problem. Popped something?

Ears may: pop when pressure is being equalized. However, if you have pain, drainage v hearing that is not resolving then med eval would be prudent. Take care. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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After i've treated my ear problems, will my tinnitus go away?

Dr. David Kam Dr. Kam
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After i've treated my ear problems, will my tinnitus go away?

It depends: Tinnitus from serous otitis media may resolved after treatment if there is no sensorineural hearing lost in that same ear. See an ENT doctor if tinnitus persists! ...Read more

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My ears constantly feel clogged or inflamed. Is there a way to perhaps get rid of this problem, maybe by somehow cleaning them out? And if so, how?

My ears constantly feel clogged or inflamed. Is there a way to perhaps get rid of this problem, maybe by somehow cleaning them out? And if so, how?

See your physician: Some people make increased cerumen which is the wax-like secretion of the glands of the ear canal. This gets inflammed and sometimes infected. It is best to be examined and the cerumen extracted and they a topical program suggested. Do not try to use q-tips as they increase the problem. ...Read more

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I've been taking Piriton one tablet per night for 3 years as I find it helps with my inner ear problem, is it safe to do this?

I've been taking Piriton one tablet  per night for 3 years as I find it helps with my inner ear problem, is it safe to do this?

Piriton: This is Chlophenamine an allergy medicine commonly used in combination in OTC medications in the US, Sold in 30 mg tablets in the UK. It is safe to use on a daily basis. ...Read more