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Ringing and fullness in one ear? How long before going to the doc?

Ringing and fullness in one ear? How long before going to the doc?

Yes: These types of symptoms could be indicative of many different problems, from infection to allergy. Since many infections are viral, the body will clear them within 5-7 days. If symptoms last longer than that, or if there is any bleeding from the ear, making an appointment to see your doctor would be the next step. ...Read more

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Was sick. Went to doc. Took azythromycin and oxycodone. Blew nose too hard. Have slight ringing, muffled hearing in one ear 4 days and can't "pop" it.

Was sick. Went to doc. Took azythromycin and oxycodone. Blew nose too hard. Have slight ringing, muffled hearing in one ear 4 days and can't "pop" it.

Tha'r She Blows!!!!!: This is very common: blowing air back into your ear when blowing your nose but the overall congestion won't allow it to escape. Then after a while some fluid can collect, and then if that hangs out long enough it can become infected. If the fluid or air can be removed with decongestants you'll feel better. And be careful blowing the nose: gently, one nostril at a time. chewing gum may help too. ...Read more

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Ear pressure. Doc sees nothing, tymp is normal. Pressure is only in one ear and is slightly better, only bad during cold/allergies. Should I get tube?

Ear pressure. Doc sees nothing, tymp is normal. Pressure is only in one ear and is slightly better, only bad during cold/allergies. Should I get tube?

I probably wouldn't: It sounds like your symptoms are fairly mild. I would focus more on treating your allergies, and then use a decongestant if you have a cold as long as your blood pressure isn't elevated. If your tympanogram is normal andyour symptoms are getting better I would hold off on an ear tube. ...Read more

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Son has ear tubes. Fluid draining from one ear. Has sinus drainage too. Take him to doc bc of ear drainage? Worried it's ear infection.

Son has ear tubes. Fluid draining from one ear. Has sinus drainage too. Take him to doc bc of ear drainage? Worried it's ear infection.

See Doctor: Given his history of recurrent ear infections and ear tube placement I would definitely have him seen by his pediatrician for further workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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Son (3yrs) had fever 101-103F for 64hrs with complaint for waterery eyes, constant eye rubbing. Doc eliminated strep throat, found one ear infected, but didn't know what's the cause for fever Pls help?

Son (3yrs) had fever 101-103F for 64hrs with complaint for waterery eyes, constant eye rubbing. Doc eliminated strep throat, found one ear infected, but didn't know what's the cause for fever Pls help?

Viruses: There are a variety of viruses that can cause the symptoms you describe along with a prolonged fever. An ear infection with cold symptoms and clear runny eyes suggests one. If he is eating and is not acting very sick he should be fine. The thinking these days is to not treat ear infections with antibiotics as most ear infection are viral but with prolonged fever most docs do. It's hard to b a Mom ...Read more

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Been experiencing ear fullness and hear breath in one ear for 2 days after going up an elevator in hotel. How long for it go away. Treatment?

Been experiencing ear fullness and hear breath in one ear for 2 days after going up an elevator in hotel. How long for it go away. Treatment?

Valsalva helps: This is dysfunction of eustacean tube that equalizes pressure between outside and inside of ear drum. Can try yawning, moving jaw back and forth, swallowing, chewing gum, massaging from back of ear forward down jaw/throat, or gently blowing out with nose pinched. Decongestants and nasal sprays are sometimes helpful. If severe or longlasting prednisone is sometimes used. ...Read more

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I av ringing in my ears and doc said fluid is one. Do I need surgery?

I av ringing in my ears and doc said fluid is one. Do I need surgery?

Possibly: Tinnitus in ears are usually related to hearing lost. Fluid in middle ear will amplifly the ringing. If the fluid is persistent and did not respond to medical treatment, placement of an ear tube will decrease tinnitus and also improve your hearing in that ear. ...Read more

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Could a cervicogenic headache be responsible for tender lymph nodes, slightly sore throat, and fullness in one ear? Had a cold last week 2. Related?

Could a cervicogenic headache be responsible for tender lymph nodes, slightly sore throat, and fullness in one ear? Had a cold last week 2. Related?

No, and yes: No the headache from a neck problem will not cause tender lymph node, or any lymph node. But the sore throat, ear problem, and a cold symptoms will, so far nothing to worry about. If your lymph node persisted beyond the cold symptoms and the sore throat for a week or two then see a doctor. ...Read more

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My one ear time to time ringing, making noise is annoying please help!

My one ear time to time ringing, making noise is annoying please help!

Ear: Please make an appointment to see an Ear specialist. Hearing aids, if needed, will make you feel much better. I am wearing hearing aids for several years and things are going OK. You will feel fine if the hearing aids are needed. Please keep me informed. ...Read more

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I keep losing hearing one ear and it has loud ringing. It only lasts a few seconds & doesn't hurt. It has happened 3 times today. Should I be worried?

I keep losing hearing one ear and it has loud ringing. It only lasts a few seconds & doesn't hurt. It has happened 3 times today. Should I be worried?

Hearing loss/ringing: Many things can cause both hearing loss and ringing but should be examined by physician especially if it occurs only on one side and together. ...Read more

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I had my one ear flushed today but its been hours and it feels full is that normal?

I had my one ear flushed today but its been hours and it feels full is that normal?

Depends: Try gently holding your nostrils with index finger and thumb. Blow air. Try shaking your head and jumping up and down. (Call MD's office first to make sure no contraindications for your health conditions) Try OTC Sudafed to relieve pressure. ...Read more

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What causes ringing in one ear only?

What causes ringing in one ear only?

Tinnitus: Asymmetric tinnitus is an acoustic neuroma until proven otherwise. Your ENT must examine you and evaluate with an audiogram and MRI if suspicious of neuroma. Otherwise it may be due to ear infection or acoustic trauma or loud noise exposure in that ear. Almost any other etiology would be bilateral. Meniere's can also theoretically cause unilateral tinnitus but usually with hearing loss or fullness ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause ringing in only one ear?

Can TMJ cause ringing in only one ear?

Yes: Costen syndrome is a TMJ abnormality characterized by tinnitus, vertigo, plugged ear, headache and pain in the ear. Usually due to a poor bite. Treatment consists of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, heat and exercise of the joint. Getting an orthodontist involved is also helpful. ...Read more

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Spontaneous and short lived ringing in one ear - very loud, it almost feels like I've been hit in the head. This happens once every few days.

Tinnitus: If your tinnitus is of recent origin and if it's associated with new hearing loss and/or vertigo, evaluation by an otolaryngologist or a neurologist is recommended. However if you're experiencing only periodic short bursts of tinnitus, I would hold off on any otoneurolgic investigation at this time and regard your symptoms as nothing serious. See a specialist as needed. ...Read more