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Ear Wax Ringing In Ears
Ear wax in the ear canal is a mixture of secretions from oil and sweat glands in the canal's skin. Shedded skin cells are also a major ingredient of ear wax. There are two genetically determined types of ear wax: the wet type and the dry type. While Asians and Native Americans are more likely to have the dry type (crumbly, flaky), Africans and Europeans are more likely to have the ...Read more
Possibly: If ear wax has been pushed against the ear drum, many symptoms related to the ear may occur. If impacted wax is the problem, that can cause hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing). In general, wax is a healthy coating of the ear and is modified sweat. Wax has antibacterial properties and lubricates the ear canal skin. The ear cleans itself. If excessive, it should be cleaned out by a specialist. ...Read more
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!
Several causes: Several causes can produce left earache, tinnitus, decreased hearing, such as: Otitis externa (swimmer's ear), acute labyrinthitis, otitis media ( middle ear infection), Ménière's disease (vertigo, tinnitus, hearing deficit), eustachian tube dysfunction, mastoiditis ( mastoid sinus infection/inflammation), and others. A physical exam is needed with your physician to identify the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inner Ear: Loud noise damages the microscopic hair cells in the inner ear. This damage manifests itself as tinnitus. Only an extremely loud, concussive blast ( like a bomb exploding) can rupture an eardrum. I've noticed you are asking many, many questions on tinnitus and hearing loss. You really need to see an ear specialist to examine your ears and do a hearing test. ...Read more
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
Cold?: This sound like you have a cold. This includes all the symptoms of the usual cold. No treatment is needed at this time unless you feel you need symptomatic treatment. If persists see your doctor. Cold symptoms usually last about a week to 10 days. ...Read more
No: Ear wax would not affect Eustachian tube function in either ear. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Ear infection: Without knowing anything more or able to perform a physical exam, your symptoms are suggestive of acute ear infection. Try decongestant and auto-insufflation maneuver to "pop" ears. if no relieve or symptoms worsening, you may need medical decongestion and antibiotics. ear infection or inflammation can cause tinnitus, headache and decreased hearing. When its one-sided, its better to see ENT. ...Read more
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
Not per se but...: If your ear canal is blocked by the impacted ear wax then you don't have air conduction on that side but only bone conduction and you may hear the pounding of the small artery running through your ear not masked by the street sounds. First, get the ear wax thoroughly removed and the pounding will probably stop. ...Read more