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Is it normal to hear like a weird sound in ear whilst having an ear infection?

Is it normal to hear like a weird sound in ear whilst having an ear infection?

Probably normal: I would have to know more about the sound., but I am guessing that it is crackling or popping which is usually air getting in to your ears as the fluid from the infection goes away. Sometimes the fluid moving can make a sound. If it is ringing, this could be a sign that the ear infection has spread to the inner ear and should be evaluated by with a hearing test and by an ENT (otolaryngologist). ...Read more

Ear Infections (Definition)

There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more


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Is it normal to hear like a ring sound in ear when having an ear infection?

Is it normal to hear like a ring sound in ear when having an ear infection?

Common: Not "normal" because it doesn't always occur. But it can be a very common symptom with an ear infection. ...Read more

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Is it normal to hear this swooshing sounds when you have an ear infection?

Is it normal to hear this swooshing sounds when you have an ear infection?

Yes: Ear infections have some type of abnormal fluid in the ear. This may move as you do, cause the swoosh. ...Read more

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left ear infection & jaw pain on left side. When I lay down on left side, hear what sound like a pulse top of ear. Stops when lay on other side. Why?

left ear infection & jaw pain on left side. When I lay down on left side, hear what sound like a pulse top of ear. Stops when lay on other side. Why?

See your doctor: You may have an outer ear or a bad inner ear infection. Esp. If you have jaw pain. It may be referred pain from swelling in the canal or if you have an inner ear infection it may be spreading from ear to jaw. Get checked. ...Read more

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Having wooshing? Sound in ear like I can hear my heart beat for about a year. Dr keeps saying ear infection but not going away&ha some bad can't do muc

Having wooshing? Sound in ear like I can hear my heart beat for about a year. Dr keeps saying ear infection but not going away&ha some bad can't do muc

Wooshing: Has your blood pressure been checked? High blood pressure can cause your symptoms. If your blood pressure is normal then you may want to see an ear nose and throat specialist, or a neurologist for further testing. ...Read more

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Really bad ear infection in right ear and now hearing higher sound/pitch in that ear. What is this?

Really bad ear infection in right ear and now hearing higher sound/pitch in that ear. What is this?

Eustacean tube prob.: With an ear infection your eustacean tubes are blocked. As they partially open up again you can get a high pitched whistling sound. It will clear up when tube is completely open. .... ...Read more

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Had or have ear infection (17 days feels better)now when I swallow I hear a cracklings sound coming from my ear, no pain...

Had or have ear infection (17 days feels better)now when I swallow I hear a cracklings sound coming from my ear, no pain...

Very good sign!: After an ear infection, when the ear starts crackling that means that the fluid left over from the infection inside the middle ear is slowly draining out on its own with air slowly refilling the middle ear space. This may be a very long process, over several weeks - but the more crackling the better! Over time the ear and hearing should return to normal. ...Read more

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My doctor said I don't have an ear infection, but he prescribed to me SUDOGEST, CETIRIZINE, and FLUCTICASONE. Do these help the wave sound that I hear?

My doctor said I don't have an ear infection, but he prescribed to me SUDOGEST, CETIRIZINE, and FLUCTICASONE. Do these help the wave sound that I hear?

Probably not: These meds are for sinus or nasal congestion, not for tinnitus which is what I believe you are describing. No medication specifically helps tinnitus. Your doc may be hoping that by clearing up any congestion you might get relief from what is most often an inner ear condition. These usually clear up spontaneously especially at your young age. ...Read more

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I can barely hear on my right ear and when I swallow saliva I hear a pop sound. Is that a ear infection?

I can barely hear on my right ear and when I swallow saliva I hear a pop sound. Is that a ear infection?

Fluid: It is likely that this is fluid. Not all middle ear fluid is infected - you can just have fluid without an associated infection. Infections usually have associated pain and/or fever. Best way to determine if an infection is present is for someone to look at it and see if there is redness and/or if the fluid present is cloudy and pussy. ...Read more

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Do I have an ear infection? I have lost my hearing, my ear is very painful, when I blow my nose there is a crackling sound in my ear an its very sore

Do I have an ear infection? I have lost my hearing, my ear is very painful, when I blow my nose there is a crackling sound in my ear an its very sore

See an ENT doctor: This need to be evaluated by a doctor. Depending on your health insurance you may need to see your primary md first or go straight to an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Sudden hearing loss (10-15 dbs), pulsating headaches, no visible ear infection, MRI is fine, sensitivity to sound, nausea (no vertigo) - help?

Sudden hearing loss (10-15 dbs), pulsating headaches, no visible ear infection, MRI is fine, sensitivity to sound, nausea (no vertigo) - help?

Sudden ear changes: Hello, this is a case for your local ENT specialist. He/she will review your MRI scan. If the MRI was of your brain, a detailed exam of the temporal bones may be needed as well as a audiogram. ...Read more

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When do I get my normal hearing back after an ear infection?

When do I get my normal hearing back after an ear infection?

After infection clea: It depends on the infection whether it is viral or bacterial and if there is residual fluid left behind the ear drum after the full course of antibiotics and reexamination by the doctor
if the infection has all clearedand there is no residual fluid behind the ear drum, your hering should return to normal gradually within 2to3 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take for hearing to return to normal after ear infection?

How long does it take for hearing to return to normal after ear infection?

Hearing: After an ear infection, the ear drum will be swollen and there could be fluid in the middle ear. Both of these problems need to resolve before your hearing will get better. In children, there are those who take over 3 months for this process. For adults, we don't tolerate it that long. If your hearing isn't back to normal within a month, you should really see an ENT for a full ear evaluation. ...Read more

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When does normal hearing come back after an ear infection?

When does normal hearing come back after an ear infection?

2-4 weeks: If not, then you should have your ears checked again to see if the infection is still present. You can also have fluid that remains after the infection, but that should be followed to make sure it resolves. ...Read more

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When will normal hearing after a major ear infection come back?

When will normal hearing after a major ear infection come back?

When Healed: Not only when the infection is gone, but the fluid and damage is totally healed. This can take an average of 2-6 weeks in kids. ...Read more

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Is it normal to not be able to hear from an ear that recently got over an ear infection?

Is it normal to not be able to hear from an ear that recently got over an ear infection?

Common: Quite commonly you may have a bit of hearing issues with an infected ear, particularly if there is fluid behind the eardrum. It should resolve within 10-21 days, sometimes sooner. ...Read more

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Had a bad ear infection that last few days, where my hearing was muffled and I couldn't hear, now if I pull my ear out it pops and I can hear. Normal?

Blocked ears: Yes can happen, your external ears can become blocked with wax/debris after infection, when you pull your ears out it pops and you can hear when the blockage becomes partially open, your doctor can perform ear wash or prescribe some ear drops to dissolve the impacted wax ...Read more

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Ear infection gone (or is better) I have lost some hearing and have ringing in my year is there fluid left when fluid leaves will I return to normal?

Ear infection gone (or is better) I have lost some hearing and have ringing in my year is there fluid left when fluid leaves will I return to normal?

Most likely: Up to half of all people with a properly treated ear infection will have residual fluid in the middle ear space. This fluid often will muffle sounds and cause hearing loss at some frequency. Once the cause of the infection (ie, a cold) has resolved and the swelling of the tube between the throat and the ear improved, your hearing should definitely improve. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have ear infection, I'm taking amoxicillin for 3 days but my ear I still leant hear clear. Is this normal?

I have ear infection, I'm taking amoxicillin for 3 days but my ear I still leant hear clear. Is this normal?

Normal: Antibiotics take some time to start working. If it does not start getting better in a week, you might need different antibiotics, such as z-pak or something along those lines. ...Read more

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9mo had initial stages of ear infection & a cold. Coughing since Wednesday night, coughj is much better but sounds in her throat and rattly. Normal?

9mo had initial stages of ear infection & a cold. Coughing since Wednesday night, coughj is much better but sounds in her throat and rattly. Normal?

Recovering: It sounds like she is recovering. Encourage her to cough up the mucus with fluids and patting her on the back. If she gets worse, have her rechecked. All the best. ...Read more

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Prescribed cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) drops for an ear infection, placed 2 drops in the left ear and immediately experienced moderate hearing loss. Is this normal?

Prescribed cortisporin (neomycin polymyxin and hydrocortisone) drops for an ear infection, placed 2 drops in the left ear and immediately experienced moderate hearing loss. Is this normal?

Check in w your doc: Best to return to see your doctor. Isn't clear why you are having hearing loss. Your doctor can examine your ear canal and see if there is any redness, swelling or blockage. ...Read more

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What are the effects of having an ear infection on later hearing?

None unless...: Infrequent ear infection seldom affects later hearing as long as proper treatment is rendered even in cases with ear drum perforation. However, children who experience frequent infections with persistent middle ear effusion between the bouts of acute infections do develop hearing defect. ...Read more

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Could you lose your hearing from ear infections?

Could you lose your hearing from ear infections?

Yes: Recurrent ear infections may cause fluids to build up behind the ear drum, causing decreased hearing. Thank you. ...Read more

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Could an ear infection cause hearing lose?

Depends on variables: The inner ear nerve is contained well within the strongest bone in the body away from direct contact with fluids or germs. However, a viral infection can travel to the nerve and cause permanent hearing loss. The middle ear is subject to various viral or bacterial infections, with transient reduction unless chronic and untreated. The outer ear canal can swell with swimmers ear, with transient effect. ...Read more

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What causes you to hear differently if you have an ear infection?

What causes you to hear differently if you have an ear infection?

Fluid: Most ear infections are caused from fluid in the middle ear. The fluid causes difficulty in hearing. It's a little like trying to hear under water. ...Read more

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I have an ear infection, should I consult a doctor if it affects my hearing?

I have an ear infection, should I consult a doctor if it affects my hearing?

Yes: Ear infections can progress and cause significant problems. Outer ear infections usually are treated with antibiotic drops. They can be quite troublesome and can bet very serious if one has diabetes. Middle ear infections are usually treated with oral antibiotics. Sometimes, they require incision and drainage of the ear drum. ...Read more

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My ear keeps making a fizzing sound and my nose smell bad like I got a nose and a ear infection?

Sinus congestion: Your symptoms suggest sinus congestion, for which you should get checked by your physician or at an urgent care for treatment as indicated, ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Infection (Definition)

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Dr. James Ferguson
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Ear Infection (Definition)

Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical ...Read more