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My ears have been ringing a lot lately. Like everyday. Couple times s day. Sometimes more than 30min. Wat can cause this?
Several things: This can be due to any process affecting the 8th nerve which allows you to hear. This includes the ear drum, middle ear, semicircular canals. Even external illnesses producing changes to that nerve thru pressure, inflammation, etc. Can do this. See an ENT doctor asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Be careful: You can clean the outsides of your ears with soap and water. Be careful not to put anything (q-tips, bobby pins, pens, fingernails) into your ear canals- you can do serious harm. So long as your eardrum is intact, you can use mineral oil to keep the wax accumulation down in the canal. If you are unsure, please see an ENT who can advise you more directly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Put Nothing Inside: Cleaning the earlobe if ine using a soft cloth. We suggest never putting anything inside the ear because there is a high risk of more serious damage th the eardrum, ear canal and internal structures. Remember never put anything smaller than your elbow in any opening of the baby's body. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Many: This depends a great deal on the history of your symptoms, and family history and any other pertinent information during an interview. There is the whisper test, the two word test, the finger rub test, The Weber and Rinne utilizing the tuning fork, The is the otoscopic exam, pneumatic otoscopy, tympanogram, and audiologic testing. This list is not complete, but just a start of the basics. ...Read more