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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?

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?

The hissing: Is called tinnitus and it is a common result of high altitude flying and the effect of air pressure changes on the inner ear hearing "system" (which also helps us with balance) Try chewing gum during take off and landings!
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Am having some hissing sound inside my ears since 2 days. What is causing it & what is the treatment. Thanks?

Am having some hissing sound inside my ears since 2 days. What is causing it & what is the treatment. Thanks?

Poss earwax: Do not stick a cotton swab in there. See your Primary care and he may suggest ear drops to loosen hardened earwax. Then the wax either falls out, or is blown out with a gentle stream of air. Q-tips tend to just make things worse. ...Read more

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What is ringing in the ears treatment?

What is ringing in the ears treatment?

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

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Treatment for ringing in ears?

Treatment for ringing in ears?

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

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Is there an OTC treatment for ringing in the ears?

Is there an OTC treatment for ringing in the ears?

No: Lots of stuff on the market, but none that I have seen work. ...Read more

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When I wake up both my ears clog up what's the cause and treatment?

When I wake up both my ears clog up what's the cause and treatment?

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

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How long can an ear cold last and what's the best treatment for it?

How long can an ear cold last and what's the best treatment for it?

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

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Please let me know if there is any cure or treatment that works for ringing in the ears?

Please let me know if there is any cure or treatment that works for ringing in the ears?

Not much: Options include using white noise machines or tinnitus masking earphones. The goal of these treatments is to train your brain not to notice the ringing. Sometimes medications can be prescribed - amitryptilline or valium - somewhat helpful. There was some hope that gingko biloba would help but it is also only somewhat helpful. ...Read more

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I have tinitus that's ringing in the ear is there a treatment cure for it?

I have tinitus that's ringing in the ear is there a treatment cure for it?

Tinnitus: What you are describing is tinnitus.Tinnitus is very common and usually but not always associated with hearing loss (usually a high frequency loss). I would recommend getting a hearing test at your local ent's office. Unfortunately, there is no cure for tinnitus. ...Read more

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Whst is the treatment for swimmers ear?

Whst is the treatment for swimmers ear?

Drying and antibioti: Swimmer's ear is usually a topical infection inthe ear canal. Not the ear drum. Dry the fluid and put in antibiotic drops. ...Read more

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What causes swimmer's ear, and what's the best treatment?

What causes swimmer's ear, and what's the best treatment?

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 more

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My ears hurt a lot and it has been like that for a long time what could it be and what is the treatment?

My ears hurt a lot and it has been like that for a long time what could it be and what is the treatment?

Dull pain that...: Comes and goes over a long period can be the jaw joint. Treatment= heat, soft diet, anti-inflammatories and oral appliance at night. This however is a diagnosis of exclusion so you should have your family doctor check you. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ear tubes?

What is the treatment for ear tubes?

Usually none.: For most patients who have had tubes placed, no treatment is necessary unless there is an ear infection and/or drainage. The ENT doctor can tell you what to expect, based on whether the tubes are to be temporary or permanent. ...Read more

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With ear swelling what are my treatment options?

With ear swelling what are my treatment options?

What is swollen?: Need more information to answer this question appropriately. Is the swelling in the ear canal or in the external ear. Are there other symptoms? Have you had trauma to the area, been bitten by anything, are you allergic to some topical preparation, is is accompanied by redness, tenderness, and so on? Try an ice pack and if this doesn't work see your family doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for puncture wound of the ear?

What is the treatment for puncture wound of the ear?

Depends: Most traumatic perforations of the tympanic membrane (ear drum) heal spontaneously. Keep water out of the ear. If there is a hearing loss, vertigo or otorrhea (drainage), you must consult an otologist (ear doctor) for a more specific diagnosis and treatment. You should let us know the preceding event that led to the puncture and how large it is before specific treatment can be considered. ...Read more

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I have ear pain not going anywhere, what to do for treatment?

I have ear pain not going anywhere, what to do for treatment?

Ibuprofen: If viral, you only need comfort measures.Ibuprofen and occasionally holding gentle heat to the ear (heating pad on low or compress) will often do the trick. If it persists, you need to have it evaluated to see if specific treatments are needed. ...Read more

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I have ear pops when lifting weights, what to do for treatment?

I have ear pops when lifting weights, what to do for treatment?

Air into middle ear: When you lift weights. Your abdominal muscles tighten the pressure in the back of your nose increases, driving air into the middle ear via the eustachian tube. This is a normal physiological phenomenon. This is the best explanation I can give you. However, if the force of the air is great enough when you lift too much weight, theoretically, you could perforate your ear drum. Be careful. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for ear swelling?

Depends: It would depend on the reason for swelling whether due to trauma or infection. Perhaps ear drops if "swimmer's ear" but if really swollen may need oral cortisone and/or antibiotics. Be especially cautious if one has diabetes. Also could be a fungal infection as well. ...Read more

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I have ear problem with a bloody discharge, what to do for treatment?

I have ear problem with a bloody discharge, what to do for treatment?

Discharge coming out: Of your external ear canal? Please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Lymph nodes under the ear is big about three months, what is the seutibal treatment?

Lymph nodes under the ear is big about three months, what is the seutibal treatment?

Biopsy: When it lasts that long, then it should be biopsied if we don't know the cause for it. That could be done either surgically or by a needle depending on the level of suspicious and the available pathology equipment and expertise. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for the fungi in the ear and how to avoid it? It's happened to me twice since two months!

What's the best treatment for the fungi in the ear and how to avoid it? It's happened to me twice since two months!

Ear: How do u know it's fungus? 1) need exam ear.2) more detail. Yes monilia is common invader canal whenever ph or acidity is changed- ie shampoo. Safe method is equall parts alcohol and white vinegar to change acidity. As rx called vosol (acetic acid and propylene glycol). Ethanol alcohol sold in pharmacies behind counter but isopropyl ok. Twist end paper towel into wick to draw any fluid out after use of 4 drops 4xday. Also saline. ...Read more

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My daughter was offered grommets for treatment of glue ear. How well do grommets work n what r chances of g. Ear fixing itsself please?

Work well: The grommets, or pe tubes as we call them, work really well. If the thick fluid behind the eardrum has been there a couple of months, then it can cause decreased hearing, speech problems and other middle ear problems. ...Read more

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Ear infected/ had a asithromycin Shot yesterday. Then a 5 day treatment of 500mg once a day pill of same drug. How long till it clears?

Ear infected/ had a asithromycin Shot yesterday. Then a 5 day treatment of 500mg once a day pill of same drug. How long till it clears?

Varies: Azithromycin is a sticky drug that builds up in the system and stays there for DAYS after the treatment stops.
30% of the time it fails in common strep infections.
100% of the time it fails in common VIRAL infections.
cannot say in your particular case. ...Read more

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21 y old. Right ear profound SNHL. The dBHL at frequency 500 is 100 but increase to be ~120 at frequency 4, 000.Lt is normal. Any suggested treatment?

21 y old. Right ear profound SNHL. The dBHL at frequency 500 is 100 but increase to be ~120 at frequency 4, 000.Lt is normal. Any suggested treatment?

No, I'm sorry: To my knowlege, there is no way to reverse SNHL at this time. Cochlear implants provide analternate way to provide hearing, and is quite successful, but is generally not recommended in unilateral hearing loss. I urge continued assessment of the left ear and to use ear protection when exposed to loud noises. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an ear infection? Treatment?

What are the symptoms of an ear infection? Treatment?

OM symptoms: Can be variable. Some symptoms include fullness, hearing loss, pain, ear drainage, dizziness, and fever. Treatment of ear infections is individualized, but usually consists of some form of antibiotic. Secondary medications may include decongestants, mucolytics, antiinflammatories/steroids and pain medications. ...Read more

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Pain in ear while swallowing, jaw appears to be 'locked.' what is the best treatment for this?

Pain in ear while swallowing, jaw appears to be 'locked.' what is the best treatment for this?

Jaw Joint pain: Clicking, popping and jaw locking are common signs of temporal mandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction. It is to only one in the body that actually disarticulates it also works in tandem with the opposite side tmj.
The anatomy includes a cartilage disc, between the head of the jaw and the base of the skull. The disc and its ligaments get damaged in life and locks up the movement. See a TMJ dds/dmd. ...Read more

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Vertigo treatment and ear infection?

Vertigo treatment and ear infection?

Treat the ear: Assuming you didn't have vertigo initially: if you have both an ear infection and vertigo, then it is very likely that the ear infection caused the vertigo. As you treat the ear infection, the vertigo should improve. However you might need to take some meds to help with the acute symptoms of vertigo. ...Read more

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Is ceftazidime for the treatment of the "pseudomonas infection" in the ear?

Otitis externa: Pseudomonas is a common cause of swimmer's ear or otitis externa and is usally treated topically, however, in diabetics and some immunocompromised people, the organism invades into the temporal bone of the skull and then is treated with systemic antimicrobials such as ceftazidime. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for chronic middle ear fluid?

Tibes: If you have had a middle ear ear effusion (fluid) for more than 3 or 4 months and you have a hearing loss of 20 to 30%, a very simple and safe procedure performed by any competent ENT doctor is an incision into the ear drum under local anesthesia, aspiration of the fluid, and insertion of a ventilation tube. ...Read more

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What is the cause and treatment for clear fluid ear drainage?

CSF?: When I hear clear fluid from the ear, I worry about spinal fluid leaking through a hole in one's eardrum. If that is the case, this needs to be fixed surgically. Depending on location and size, it can be done through an ear surgery (transmastoid) or needs to be done through a craniotomy. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for mild ear laceration?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for mild ear laceration?

First aid: For a minor laceration, wash it with soap and warm water, apply pressure to stop bleeding, apply an antiseptic such as Bacitracin or neomycin (both sold over the counter) and apply a clean dry dressing or just leave it open to air to heal. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for dizziness caused by inner ear vertigo?

Is there an effective treatment for dizziness caused by inner ear vertigo?

Depends: Inner ear vertigo can have a multitude of causes. Most commonly it is a viral infection that affects the semi-circular canals and causes dizziness. This type of infection is self-limiting and goes away by itself in 3-5 days. Meclizine is an otc medication that can help with the dizziness. If your dizziness is lasting more than 3-5 days, then you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to break a bone in your ear? If so, what is the typical treatment?

Is it possible to break a bone in your ear? If so, what is the typical treatment?

Let me explain: The bones in the inner ear, called ossicles, can break or be otherwise damaged if a person is hit too hard. An ear infection can also cause damage to the ossicles. You need an ear, nose and throat specialist. ...Read more