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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. ....

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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