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Medicine For Hearing Conditions
I've been hearing about new drugs that can help treat osteoporosis some are taken weekly, monthly or even annually. Which is the best one?
Great concern!: This is best determined by your personal need, current medical condition and "risk". After your screening, family history and medical history review -you and your clinician may seek what works best for you. Often the 1st choice may not be suited for your individual profile. ...Read more
Depends: This is a difficult question to answer. Some hearing loss is due to damage to the inner ear and there is no good medical treatment. Other hearing loss is due to obstruction of the ear canal, damage to the eardrum or middle ear and there can be medical or surgical treatments for this. You need to see an ENT doctor and have an exam and hearing test. There may be some help for you. ...Read more
Probably none: In the first world, there is an adequate supply of every vitamin and nutritional need in the typical diet. So vision and hearing do fine and it would take an extreme diet to disturb these. You might needs supplements for other health conditions but they will not help these systems. ...Read more
Let me know medicine for hearing problem due to nervous weakness, I am 42 years old and having problem since 2002.using hearing Aid?
My wife has got hearing difficulty. One doctor said she has got otoscelerosis? Any medicine for this?
Does renerve plus tablet useful for sensineural hearing loss?? What are the uses of this medicine?? Help please Doctor...
What is the chance of been allergic to citalopam (anti-depressant), terrified of taking new drugs because of hearing about people having amphylactic?
Med Allergy: A reaction can happen with any medication you put in your body. If you are terrified then consider asking the prescribing doctor if you can sit in the office for the first time you take the medication....And wait 2 hours. ...Read more
Overdose on cough syrup or just alcohol poisoning? I keep hearing about kids overdosing on cough medicine...I thought it was all alcohol. How does this happen? Is it really alcohol poisoning or something else?
My 3 yr old daughter has leukodystrophy. She has hearing problems. Is there any therapy, medicine or treatment?
Genetics: There are several different leukodystrophies. Some have treatment options. Not knowing which she has, I would recommend you discuss this with the subspecialist who takes care of your daughter. Please see this website: http://www. Leukofoundation. Com/faq. Html. ...Read more
I'm hiv+ and I'm taking ART medicine from last one month.. The problem is I feel sick. Headache. Dizziness. Hearing problem like something whistling?
Return to clinic: You need to return to the clinic that gave you the medication and tell them what you are experiencing. It is very important for you to take the medications and they may be able to adjust your meds so that you can tolerate them. ...Read more
What is tested in a pre-employment physical besides illegal drugs, eye sight, hearing and the usual blood work?
You're right.: These are the common tests done at the preemployment physicial. Best wishes! Http://jobsearch. About. Com/od/careertests/a/employmenttests. Htm. ...Read more
I have vertigo. No neurology problem was found. Slight front sinus cyst found. Eng/vng hearing test normal. 20 differnt medicines and no cure?
Spinning?: Vertigo is defined as an hallucination of movement. The feeling that the room is spinning or that you are moving. As such, it is not the result of sinus infection. It is the result of inner ear or central problems. The one test that you did not describe is an eng which is a specific vestibular exam to determine whether the balance mechanism of the inner ear is normal. Are you sure it's vertigo. ...Read more
No: There are no drugs to fix this collection of issues. Hyperactivity may benefit from several available if found reasonable on a workup by the doc. Hearing impairment & speech delay must be evaluated through ENT /speech pathology testing to decide proper therapy. ...Read more
I am 21 and I was having my medicine for acidity (omozor-dm) which caused dizziness and sudden 35db hearing loss in right ear, is it reversible or not?
See ENT: I am not familiar with the medication named, but am unaware of any side effects of acid-reducing medications causing sudden hearing loss and dizziness. This likely represents a separate condition, possibly labyrinthitis, and should be worked up by your local ear nose and throat doctor if it hasn't already. ...Read more
Infection- ear canal. Prescribed NeomycinPolymyxinDex. Been taking properly for 4 days; hearing got worse. True that this drug can cause hearing loss?
Unlikely: No, it's unlikely that this drug will cause hearing loss. If you had a hole in the ear drum then the solution (not the suspension) could cause some issues but that's incredibly rare. The decreased hearing is likely from the buildup of pus and wax in the ear canal. You can do a gentle irrigation to get some of that out. ...Read more
My mom is 88 years old and suffered a stroke 15 years ago. Lately, she is hearing and seeing things. Her doctor has put her on olanzapine. Is it the right drug?
Disagree: The elderly can experience loss of hearing and vision, and not unique to have hallucination-like events involving misperceptions due to the losses. Certainly, medication reactions are also common. Anti-psychotics, like olanzapine, increase risk of death and stroke in elderly, and would not be my first choice unless really need to suppress behavior. Get this re-evaluated. ...Read more
What can cause my 7 year old girl to have hearing loss she had it in left ear dr gave her medicine its getting better but now her right ear has it?
Likely otitis media: Otitis media is a condition typically characterized by the buildup of fluid behind the eardrum in the middle ear space. This condition is quite common in children, with decreasing incidence as eustachian tube function improves with increasing age. If your child had a cold, it's quite possible for her to have one ear affected followed by the other. See ENT if symptoms persist or recur. ...Read more
Are there any conditions or diseases (preferably fatal), where either hearing or sight loss is one of the first symptoms?
A long list: There are many conditions that satisfy these criterion. Included are various strokes, brain tumors and aneurysms and metabolic conditions such as diabetes. There are a number of inherited conditions which might start as a visual problem such as ataxia telangiectasia. Toxic conditions such as methyl alcohol poisoning also can start with vision loss. ...Read more
Since 2 years: tinnitis, bad hearing with background noise, loud crackling/popping (causes pain), sensitive hearing. What are the possible conditions?
Difficult problem: You probably have permanent damage to your nerve. Avoid Aspirin containing products. Avoid loud noises and activities that can cause barotrauma, such as diving. If you have seen a specialist for this condition, I don't have anything to add. You might want to look at american tinnitus association home page for further ideas. ...Read more
I have a tympanostomy tube & I wear a hearing aid, all the conditions for fungi growth is there & I had it twice, what the best I can do to avoid it?
Ear fungus: Because the ear is a dark, warm, moist place, it offers an ideal environment for fungi to thrive. The hearing aid occludes the canal and makes the problem worse. Keep the hearing aids out at night to ventilate the ears - keep your ears dry. Make sure you disinfect your hearing aid daily. Use an antiseptic product that's compatible with your hearing aid. Check with your audiologist or ent. ...Read more
Many reasons: As we age our normally decreases but other things besides age are at play like genes, cerumen in ear canal, middle ear disturbance, medication, infection in the ear, barometric injury are just a few more. My suggestion is that to narrow down the possibilities is to make an appt with an ENT (ear nose & throat) physician. ...Read more
Depends: Were you in a situation where loud music or noise was all around you? Did you wear protection? Aside from inherited defects, the most common cause of loss is frequent unprotected exposure to loud noise. Do you have tinnitus (ringing) which is a sign of sensitivity. Invest in a pair of ear plugs and wear protective ear covers when possible if loud noise is around you. ...Read more