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How Long Can Ringing In The Ears Last
Acute ringing in ear (tinnitus) last 24 hrs. Also weird "buzzing" sensation in head. Not quite vertigo though. Does this sound like Meniere's ?
Tinnitus: Tinnitus or "ringing" or "buzzing" in the ears are common symptoms which can be short lived or chronic. It is associated with hearing loss. Sudden onset tinnitus can occur in patients with noise exposure or ear infections. If symptoms persist or worsen over 3 or more weeks, it is recommended to see your doctor for an evaluation. In the absence of vertigo Meniere's is less likely. ...Read more
I have an ear condition called tinnitus. .Tried a lot of medicines for a long time..But there is always this ringing in my ears...It has increased..
I developed tinnitus 3 years ago during a bout of chronic fatigue that lasted 6 months. The ringing is worse in my right ear. Do you have any advice?
Is tinnitus in one ear temporary? How long does it last? Is there a difference in tinnitus that is in two ears and that is in one?
How long a feeling of fullness in ear and a tinnitus can last due a otitis middle aer? My infection gone but I can't hear yet. It passed 7 already :(.
See your doctor : it may not have fully drained. If so your hearing may seem dull until it clears. Ask for ear drops that have some steroid like hydrocortisone to get specific instructions on use. You may need to lie down for a few mins. During instillation, and put some cotton in to keep it there. You may need to ask whether short term decongestant can help you too. Stay away from dairy products too.Treat allergy. ...Read more
I have pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss from an middle ear or inner infection. It still feels full and echos when I walk? How long does it last?
Otitis media: After a middle ear infection, fluid in the middle ear takes a while to drain through the eustachian tube. It could take several weeks to clear. However, the symptoms of pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss could indicate an inner ear or central neurologic/vascular problem, which requires that you see and ENT doctor for full exam and testing. There could be other problems that need to be evaluated. ...Read more
Tough problem: Sometimes it is as simple as too much wax in the ears, so an easy first step is to see your pcp to get your ears examined. Assuming you are wax free, it is worth a visit to an ear nose and throat doctor and/or audiologist to see if you have any hearing loss. Hearing loss is the most common cause of tinnitus- basically- the background noise is now audible rather than drowned out by normal hearing. ...Read more
Hi I just read the ringing in ears is due to tinnitus.Any medicine, drop that can make it better.What can I do now!!!
Investigate.: There's really no medication, sight unseen, that can help tinnitus universally. If your tinnitus is due to inflammation, then there may be a medication that can help. If your tinnitus is due to damage, then this may be permanent. We won't know for sure without an investigation by an ENT physician. ...Read more
Happiness: If you have had relief of your tinnitus, then I would assume that you would be happy. But maybe, the question is more about HOW to get a cure for the perception of sound in your ear (tinnitus)? There is no medicine or surgery at the present time to resolve tinnitus except masking and learning live with it. Most important is to make sure you do not have any serious peripheral or central problem. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on whether you are expecting it to be truly gone or if you are okay with being apathetic to it. It will never go away. Background noise to drown it out will make you apathetic to it. 75% chance that this will happen. ...Read more
My Son had big expose to Noise today and having ringing ear on the left side, may this be tinnitus? How can I know is not something severe ? (Age: 12)
Do not be alarmed: The ringing in the ear is tinnitus and very likely from your son's exposure to the loud noise but if exposure is not chronic as suggested by your history, it is not likely to cause permanent damage. Please consult with any of the ENT in the network if ringing persists after 24 to 48hrs for further advise. Take care and stay healthy. ...Read more
Probably not.: Tinnitus usually varies in intensity over time and might be improved by some otc supplements (e g arches), prescription meds (e g nortriptyline), and avoiding stress, alcohol, salt, caffeine, and loud noise. Sinister causes of tinnitus are rare, but unilateral symptoms are a little more likely to be something serious, so get checked out by an audiologist and/or ENT physician. ...Read more
Many causes: Maintaining tinnitus is often the best that some treatments provide. Determining the cause of tinnitus is difficult. Start with a very thorough history and exam with your doctor. Keeping a home diary of the ringing events, or what may increase it or decrease would be valuable- write down your what you are eating, pain if any, what ear/ears, lying down or upright. The supplement ginkgo may help. ...Read more
I am so sick of tinnitus, how could TMJ cause ringing in the ear, is their nerve between TMJ & ear?
3 theories: 3 theories behind why TMJ problems may cause/worsen tinnitus. 1)the chewing muscles are near some muscles that insert into the middle ear so may have effect on hearing, and so may promote tinnitus. 2)can be a direct connection between ligaments that attach to jaw and one of middle ear hearing bones.3)nerve supply from TMJ has connections with parts of brain involved with both hearing & sound inter ...Read more
I have mild pulsatile tinnitus. Taking a med with low risk of "ringing in ears". No difference so far on the pulsatile. Is the med safe to be taken?
Tinnitus: Pulsatile tinnitus is usually caused a blood traveling through an artery around or near the ear. Is the medicine you are taking suppose to stop the tinnitus? IF you are asking if it will cause more pulsatile tinnitus, it is hard to answer that without knowing what the medicine is you are taking. Different medications more apt to cause tinnitus than others. ...Read more
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