Doctor insights on: 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?
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
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
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
No: Lots of stuff on the market, but none that I have seen work. ...Read more
Allergies!! should be evaluated (what's inside your PILLOWS!!!!)
Use a anti-histamine/decongestive at bedtime (eg Xyrtec -D)
Hope this helps!
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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
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
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
My ears hurt a lot and it has been like that for a long time what could it be and what is the treatment?
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
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
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