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Hissing In Ears Treatment
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Hi my ear has been blocked about 8 months now i just want to know if there is an aloternative metrhod for Otovent Glue Ear Treatment. Like home made ?
See an ENT: 8 months is a ridiculously long time to suffer with blocked ears. Please have you ears evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more
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
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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