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How Fast Can I Make My Ringing In Ears Go Away
Almost Never: Tinnitus or noises like ringing in the ears have no good treatment. Most of the time they are persistent. There is no proven treatment to get rid of them. Only in acute cases when there is an infection associated it may improve. The only approach is to muffle or hide the intensity of that sound with other noises or sounds. Go to an ENT for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends-: Have your doctor check it out- outer ear: possibly otitis externa, relapsing polychondritis, or a skin infection on on the ear. Treatment can involve ear drops. If treated, pain can go away a fast as min-hrs middle ear: possibly otitis media, and others. This requires antibiotics by mouth and therefore, can take hrs-days. Pills can be selectively prescribed, making pain go away in minutes. ...Read more
Depends: Eye swelling can be caused by focal infection, angioedema, systemic salt imbalance, heart and kidney failure, secondary to some drugs used to treat other illnesses and thyroid disease (to name a few). The speed of disappearance of the swelling depends upon which of these you have. You should consult with your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more
Depends: Sinusitis is sometimes an unclear diagnosis, so first i would have to know more about your symptoms. If you have a cold-like symptoms such as runny nose, fever, headache, postnasal drip that have persisted for more than 7 to 10 days, you may have sinusitis. Many get better without treatment, but if symptoms are bad, antibiotics may help relieve symptoms faster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest!: A lung can take weeks to fully recover from a pneumothorax, depending on the cause, extent, and treatment of it. The primary goal is to 'reinflate' the lung and prevent air from again leaking into the pleural space. This will require rest, and regardless of the severity, caution: having had a pneumothorax increases the likelihood of developing another later in life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bullous myringitis: The treatment and prognosis for myringitis bullosa are the same as for acute otitis media (aom) without bullae. Management includes symptomatic therapy with pain remedies and treatment with antibiotics versus observation. The signs and symptoms of aom usually resolve in 24 to 72 hours with appropriate antimicrobial therapy, and a bit more slowly in children who do not get antibiotics initially. ...Read more
Symptom relief: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more
More info needed: This question cannot be answered without knowing how and why your coordination was lost in the first place! ...Read more
Controllable: Blepharitis is a chronic inflammation of the lids somewhat related to dandruff in the scalp. It causes itching, crusting and redness of the lid skin and swelling in severe cases. It is almost never sight threatening. The usual treatment is cleaning, warm soaks and topical antibiotic + steroid combination creams and medications. Response is variable; recurrence is common. Be patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ice application: If you have pain at the base of the head, try icing the area for a few minutes (5-7 minutes) and see if it helps. You will most likely benefit from tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. If it is a severe headache with any other symptoms, contact your pcp or a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Noisy clubs: Might be advisable to wear ear plugs that allow you to hear normal conversation but block high-decibel sounds. Check sporting goods stores or gun supply shops. Try to stand/sit as far from loudspeakers as possible. Limit amount of exposure to loud noise to short periods. Protect your hearing. If ringing persists, see fp/audiologist/ent for evaluation. ...Read more
See ENT: there are many potential reasons to consider with ear ringing or tinnitus (hearing loss, cardiovascular, medication, infectious, middle ear process, inner ear process, neoplasticism, etc) so I would recommend a thorough exam and hearing test with an ENT. In many cases the reason is quite benign but an ENT may help with treatment or coping methods. ...Read more
Naturally: A contusion will heal on its and on its own time. Intervention is likely to make matters worse. Right after the contusion occurred an ice pack for the first four hour or so may have lessened the severity of the contusion. After that moderate heat may facilitate clearance. ...Read more
Why won't my ears quit ringing? My ears have been ringing for a while and seem to get worse when I lay down to go to bed. What can cause this?
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