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My left ear has a ringing sensation.I hear heartbeat like sound. lub dub.I cleaned ear using earbud,no difference. I dont listen to loud music.advise?

My left ear has a ringing sensation.I hear heartbeat like sound. lub dub.I cleaned ear using earbud,no difference. I dont listen to loud music.advise?

Ear pulsing: Greetings. What you are describing is pulsatile tinnitus. This should be worked up by your ENT doctor. He/she may do an audiogram/tympanogram to assess your ear and eardrum as well as an imaging study. Good Luck ...Read more

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My 3 yo is a loud breather. Usually through mouth. He's not struggling. Has had echo, ekg, tubes, chest x-rays. Adenoids and tonsils removed. Ideas?

My 3 yo is a loud breather. Usually through mouth. He's not struggling. Has had echo, ekg, tubes, chest x-rays. Adenoids and tonsils removed. Ideas?

Airway anatomy: If your child is fine, sleeps well, no day fatigue, growing and developing fine, you need to back off. You've had checked all the major things. If he is symptomatic during day, then see a pediatric sleep specialist. If no daytime or long-term symptoms, then put a breath-right nasal strip on him at night and let him be loud. He will outgrow this in time. ...Read more

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2wks ago cleaned up (i think) black mold w/o adequate respiratory ppe.Have had a nonproductive cough since.Throat burns.Should i worry or do anything?

2wks ago cleaned up (i think) black mold w/o adequate respiratory ppe.Have had a nonproductive cough since.Throat burns.Should i worry or do anything?

Mold allergy: You might have become allergic to the molds leading to upper and/or lower respiratory illnesses. If this persists for another 2 weeks or getting unbearable , see an allergist. ...Read more

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C/o Doppler heartbeat sound in left ear worse with turning head but stops when pressing on carotid artery. Ent says ears are perfect?

C/o Doppler heartbeat sound in left ear worse with turning head but stops when pressing on carotid artery. Ent says ears are perfect?

Vascular prob or BP: Your ears ARE perfect - they are hearing the quiet sounds of your heartbeat in the internal carotid artery (next to ear). When you turn your head or press on your neck, you are restricting that flow, hence the changes in the intensity of the sound. The most common cause for this is high blood pressure (BP) or hypertension. Other vascular causes are rare. Get your BP checked & keep a log book of Sx ...Read more

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Can pulsatile tinnitus be a boom boom sound like a drum or thumping instead of the typical swoosh sounding. ?

Can pulsatile tinnitus be a boom boom sound like a drum or thumping instead of the typical swoosh sounding. ?

Pulsatile tinnitus: Hello, the answer is yes. A pulsatile tinnitus could sound il, e a drum, thumping, boom boom, or swooshing. See your ENT doctor. I see that you have had inner ear surgery and this may be an important symptom that he/she needs to be aware of. Good luck. ...Read more

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3yr w/ear tubes, left falling out. - just failed 2 OAE tests in left (used 2 pass).. bone cond. = ok, air = 25db left, 10db. does this mean hear aids?

3yr w/ear tubes, left falling out. - just failed 2 OAE tests in left (used 2 pass).. bone cond. = ok, air = 25db left, 10db. does this mean hear aids?

Not necessarily: It means there is could still be a hole in the ear drum that hasn't healed yet even though the tube has fallen out, thus some decrease in hearing. There also could be some fluid behind the drum as well. You need to discuss this with your ENT or pediatrician. ...Read more

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Can mitral valve's sound be heard in mid upper side of the chest? I hear a thick sound at S1 and I think it's aortic abnormal sound.

Can mitral valve's sound be heard in mid upper side of the chest? I hear a thick sound at S1 and I think it's aortic abnormal sound.

Mitral valve murmur: is usually a blowing sound heard best at about the nipple line just left of the sternum and radiates to the left side. It is difficult to say what you are hearing, and the best thing would be to have an exam by your family doctor or a cardiologist if this is concerning to you or you are having symptoms. What you are hearing may be a normal sound. ...Read more

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Does "exploding head syndrome" ever involve innocuous sounds that wake you up? Like alarms, rings, beeps, or creaks? I feel plagued.

Does "exploding head syndrome" ever involve innocuous sounds that wake you up? Like alarms, rings, beeps, or creaks? I feel plagued.

Headaches: I'm a little but powerful way you describe your headaches I would suggest that you see a neurologist as quickly as possible. You should get a CT scan of the head first and maybe an MRI after the CT scan results are available. A full and complete examination especially neurological examination would be very important at this time ...Read more

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19 months baby, fluctuating fever - 36 to 38. Has stopped coughing. 20 breaths per minute. Stuffy nose causing snoring. Teething. Can it be pneumonia?

19 months baby, fluctuating fever - 36 to 38. Has stopped coughing. 20 breaths per minute. Stuffy nose causing snoring. Teething. Can it be pneumonia?

Possibly: The normal respiratory rate makes pneumonia unlikely. With fever it would normally rise by 5-10 breaths per minute but these would still be within the normal range for age. An exam would determine if any other studies would be needed to confirm or exclude this diagnosis. I find your numbers don't support that label. ...Read more

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I'veused terra cortril ear ointment 2 weeks back.now i can hear a drumming sound from that ear and feels like wind is blowing in my ear.Is it normal?

I'veused terra cortril ear ointment 2 weeks back.now i can hear a drumming sound from that ear and feels like wind is blowing in my ear.Is it normal?

Need to be checked: What for did you use Terra Cortril.It is not normal to hear drumming sound and like wind blowing I will suggest you get it checked from your doctor or an ENT Specialist ...Read more

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Can a high pitched sound like scream (editing for a broadway play) in headphones cause hearing loss? Its uncomfortable, is it permanent?

Can a high pitched sound like  scream (editing for a broadway play) in headphones cause hearing loss? Its uncomfortable, is it permanent?

Hearing loss : Acoustic trauma is commonly seen in machinery operators or musicians exposed to loud music. It can cause permanent hearing loss. Check with an ENT (ear nose throat specialist). Prevention of further loss is the key, . ...Read more

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My sister started obsessively making this loud whistling, breathing sounds with her mouth that sound like a wave. She says it's anxiety ?

My sister started obsessively making this loud whistling, breathing sounds with her mouth that sound like a wave. She says it's anxiety ?

Obessive mouth noise: This is a problem that needs medical evaluation. There are many possibilities including obsessive disorders, tourette's syndrome, movement disorders etc. Call her doctor for an appt. To be evaluated for the cause. ...Read more

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 friends 7yr old boy started throat clear, eye blink, squeal tics. Has full blown strep, could this be panda? Transient tic? What expert handles this?

 friends 7yr old boy started throat clear, eye blink, squeal tics. Has full blown strep, could this be panda? Transient tic? What expert handles this?

Depends ..: The hallmark trait for pandas is sudden acute & debilitating onset of intense anxiety and mood lability accompanied by obsessive compulsive-like issues and/or tics in association with a streptococcal-a (gabhs) infection that has occurred immediately prior to the symptoms. Therefore, if this is an abrupt change in behavior, then pandas is possible. See http://pandasnetwork.Org to find a provider. ...Read more

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The last 3 days, my 7mo olds head feels really hot, highest temp read 100.9. Runny nose, cough, spitting up more than normal. Would it be teething?

The last 3 days, my 7mo olds head feels really hot, highest temp read 100.9. Runny nose, cough, spitting up more than normal. Would it be teething?

Not teething: If these symptoms have lasted for more than 3 days, then it is probably not teething. Teething symptoms typically do not include a cough, runny nose and excessive spitting up. Teething symptoms can include a low grade fever (less than 100.7) however it should not last for more than 3 days. ...Read more

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