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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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