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Hissing In Ears Treatment
After a couple of 7 hr Flights from Hot climate
have a hissing noise from ears especially at night time
when in bed any treatment suggestions please?
Am having some hissing sound inside my ears since 2 days.What is causing it & what is the treatment.Thanks?
Depends what it is..: An "ear cold" does not have a strict medical definition and i would suspect could represent one of 2 things. One is a true bacterial infection of the middle ear(otitis media) which often can require antibiotics to clear up. Another would be eustachian tube dysfunction in which a cold or allergies can block the drainage tube of the ear and this can last until the cold resolves or longer 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
Noise: Most causes of ringing is due to auditory nerve irritation or degeneration, although the means by which that occurs is quite variable. The most effective treatment is to play a sound source to distract you from the internal noise. A high-tech solution involves precise matching of the ringing tones and then to produce noise cancellation by reversing tonalities. ...Read more
Tinnitus treatment: We check for underlying causes such as earwax occluding the ear canals, hearing loss due to history of loud noise exposure or age-relates, medications, high blood pressure, head/neck injuries, head/neck tumors, TMJ disorder, etc. Treatments will depend of whether the cause of tinnitus is treatable or not. ...Read more
Bacterial infection: Warm dark wet spaces such as a wet ear canal make an ideal breeding ground for bacteria such as pseudomonas and staph and these cause swimmers ear. Antibiotic / steroid drops are most effective in treating it. It is more common in people who clean their ears with qtips as wax protects the skin from infection. Another reason to not clean your ear canals. Only the very outside should be touched. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probable: allergies!! should be evaluated ( what's inside your PILLOWS!!!!) Use a anti-histamine/decongestive at bedtime (eg Xyrtec -D) Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more