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How To Get Rid Of Ringing In Ear
Ringing in EARS: First find the cause and treat it, that will work in most cases, and the symptoms go away, in others it is a frustrating experience especially in some older patients some otolaryngologist recommend niacin, but there is no evidence to support it.Other meds that have been tried neurontin, (gabapentin) Campral a grug used to treat alcohlism is being studied and may be helpful according to studies done in brazil in2005. ...Read more
Middle Ear Effusion: Can have several causes (ie viral infection, bacterial infection, blocked eustachian tube, lining of middle ear produces too much fluid) and can be independent from otitis media (ome) often happens after cold and the fluid can remain even several months after resolution of ear infection. Important to have otolaryngologist perform otoscopic exam and diagnose cause. ...Read more
Find the cause: Tinnitus is latin=ringing: in the ear is often a symptom, not a disease in itself..Causes include infection, foreign body, exposure to loud noise, eustachian tube dysfunction, nasal allergies blocking the tubes, multiple sclerosis, side effects of some meds, and currently common in the young is "ipod-induced" so, treating the above will likely resolves your symptom...Consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more
Antihistamines: First you should be sure that you do not have an infection in your ears. If it is truly "eustachian tube dysfunction" which you can get along with sinus congestion and nasal congestion, often a combination antihistamine decongestant will help with the symptoms. You can ask your pharmacist for assistance. If you are on other meds let your pharmacist know. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluid behind the ear drum?: If truly have fluid behind ear drum, did this follow ear pain or infection or following a cold? Has hearing been affected +/or dizzy? Most common+ safe treatment is increase humidification (hot showers , vaporizer) + using nasal saline spray to open up sinuses/Eustachian tube . Might need to see Doctor if infection also, then needs antibiotic. Many benefit from short term of steroid to open ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vinegar/ debridement: First order of business it to remove the fungus and debris in your ear. An ENT will do that. If your ear drum is intact, irrigating it with vinegar/water mixture is helpful. Other possibility is a ink dye that your ENT has. You need both to succeed as ear fungus can be stubborn. ...Read more
Eustachian tube: Hello, your ear symptoms are due to a eustachian tube dysfunction. The lining in your nose continues into the eustachian tube. Any condition affecting your nose will in turn cause ear symptoms. I would recommend afrin nasal spray as directed for 5 days. An otc decongestant can be used as directed thereafter for 7-10 days. If the symptoms persist, then see your ent. ...Read more
OUCH: Swimmer's ear is notoriously painful - even just touching your affected ear can feel like a knife going through your head. Start treatment asap, and ask doctor if the drops prescribed have topical steroid in them, which will help reduce the inflammation from the infection quicker. In the meantime, Ibuprofen will help take the edge off the pain. ...Read more
See your PCP: For an exam. It could be from wax, eczema, presence of a ufo / unidentified foreign object, cholesteatoma (growth of dead skin in the middle ear, infection etc. May your itch disappear with a flick of the switch! http://m.Voices.Yahoo.Com/five-common-causes-itchy-ear-canals-3646347.Html. ...Read more
Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more
What type of fluid.: If the fluid is serous (clear), perhaps you have a serous otitis media, which may be caused by allergy; if this is the case, an antihistamine may help. If the fluid is pus (opaque), an antibiotic should clear it up and usually drainage is not required. if it is blood, it may be from trauma; if bloody, this may need further work-up by your physician. Get it checked out; prob won't need surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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