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I keep hearing ringing in my ears. Is this related to my allergies?

I keep hearing ringing in my ears. Is this related to my allergies?

No: Most cases of ringing in the ears (tinnitus) is not due to allergies. It is a common condition in older folks. It is usually caused by nerve damage (of the nerve that carries sound). It could be age related, hereditary, or form damage from constant exposure to loud noises (gun fire in the military, loud rock music etc., ) or rarely after some antibiotic use and eustachian tube dysfunction. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I keep hearing crackling and popping noise and my ears are always itchy. Is this allergies or something else?

I keep hearing crackling and popping noise and my ears are always itchy. Is this allergies or something else?

Could be: These symptoms do suggest possible allergy. They also suggest eustachian tube dysfunction which can accompany allergies or sinus infections. Allergy testing in combination with a thorough history and physical exam can be helpful to diagnose whether allergy is the most likely cause of these symptoms. ...Read more

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Have allergies and the past few days my ears have been so clogged. I aware my hearing has been reduced by 40%. Going insane. What can I do?

Have allergies and the past few days my ears have been so clogged. I aware my hearing has been reduced by 40%. Going insane. What can I do?

Need congestant: You may try the otc nasal steroid but it may take a few days to get the best results. If you must, you may consider using a nasal decongestant spray for a few days (but no longer) . If still having problem, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have crackling in the ears and I pop my ears quite frequently because my hearing goes weak,i have a dustmite , mould allergy.is popping them bad.

I have crackling in the ears and I pop my ears quite frequently because my hearing goes weak,i have a dustmite , mould allergy.is popping them bad.

Not per se but: You will likely need to get any nasal congestion under control . Consider trying a nasal steroid for a week or so and see if this helps. If not, consider an allergy consult. Frequent eustachean tube obstruction can lead to permanent damages. If you have water damage at your residence and have not fixed the problem yet, you may need to move out until the problem is fixed. ...Read more

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Periods of vertigo and one of my ears feeling full and tinnitus; earache in my right ear (feels like a bruise inside my ear); no hearing loss.

Periods of vertigo and one of my ears feeling full and tinnitus; earache in my right ear (feels like a bruise inside my ear); no hearing loss.

Be examined: With those symptoms you should see an ear nose and throat surgeon to sort out the cause. This is not normal. All the best. ...Read more

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I have had ringing in my ears for almost 3 weeks now. I been on a lot of meds during this time as well as bad allergies. Will this go away??

Probably: If tinnitus is due to transient conditions such as infection, eustachian tube dysfunction, allergies, it most likely will be transient. With sensorineural hearing loss and long term noise exposure, it may be permanent, however oftentimes may fluctuate. Remember low sodium, low caffeine diet and treat the underlying cause. Good luck. ...Read more

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When ever i reach or bend down i hear ringing in my ears n lose hearing also get dizzy when i stand back up?

When ever i reach or bend down i hear ringing in my ears n lose hearing also get dizzy when i stand back up?

Eustuachian tubes: Blockage of the tubes in the middle ear may cause these conditions. An otc antihistamine may be helpful to relieve the ringing and dizziness. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in ear and my allergies have been bothering me. Been having ringing in my ears tired of being in pain?

Throbbing pain in ear and my allergies have been bothering me. Been having ringing in my ears tired of being in pain?

Allergies: Sorry to hear that your having such a tough time! It's possible that your allergies have caused your eustachian tube to become swollen (causing fluid build up and potentially and infection). You may need to be seen by your doc or at an urgent care! ...Read more

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I have a low level ringing in my ears, more left ear than right. Has been constant now for over a month. is it likely to be tinnitis. I am 46 . I know that I need my hearing checked as at times I find it difficult to hear customers .Thanks?

I have a low level ringing in my ears, more left ear than right. Has been constant now for over a month. is it likely to be tinnitis.  I am 46 .  I know that I need my hearing checked as at times I find it difficult to hear customers .Thanks?

Bilateral tinnitus: Can be due to a myriad of of causes such as vascular, neurological, somatic (eg TMJ from whiplash), or stemming from the auditory system, and each category is further divided to additional more specific causes. Talk to your doc and he or she will ask you certain questions to help guide you. ...Read more

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Hurt my jaw, used a heat pack, now have ringing in my ears. Is it possible that the heat pack has hurt my hearing or is it due to my injury to the jaw?

Hurt my jaw, used a heat pack, now have ringing in my ears. Is it possible that the heat pack has hurt my hearing or is it due to my injury to the jaw?

The jaw Injury!: Although the mechanisms are still unclear, 5-10% of all cases of tinnitus, (ringing in the ear), are felt due to head injury (jaw included. It may be a result of damage to the cochlear hair cells in the ear, but unknown. I suggest you speak with your physician. You may need further testing, or a referral to an ear, nose and throat specialist if they don't prefer to manage this type of condition. ...Read more