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Can a sinus infection cause you to have ringing in ears?

Can a sinus infection cause you to have ringing in ears?

Yes: Ringing in your ears from any kind of nasal issue is usually from having congestion in your nose. This can then lead to eustachian tube dysfunction which can be associated with ringing. There are certainly many other causes of ringing which may need to be explored depending on your age and other health problems. ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Zacks
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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What to do if I have ringing in ears with ear infection.?

What to do if I have ringing in ears with ear infection.?

See your doctor: See your doctor right away to start treatment for the ear infection. If you have already started treatment and the ringing is still there after a few days, go back to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can outer ear infection cause ringing in ears?

Can outer ear infection cause ringing in ears?

Inner ear: Usually tinnitus is a symptom of hearing loss, or damage to the inner ear. Wax in the ear canal can make tinnitus or ringing seem louder because you do not hear outside sounds as well. Best to consult with your otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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For 3 months I have had extreme ringing in ears. Why is it when I hear dishes clinging it goes right through me? No ear infection. Please help me.

For 3 months I have had extreme ringing in ears. Why is it when I hear dishes clinging it goes right through me? No ear infection. Please help me.

Tinnitus: It seems like you may have tinnitus. There can be multiple causes including ear infection. More rarely more serios reasons acn cause it. Is your hearing impaired, headaches? I recommend that you go to medical clininic or ent. ...Read more

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Last month right cheek pain, teeth feel funny, on same side, ringing in ears, went away after four days with sinus meds. Back now, .sinus infection?

Last month right cheek pain, teeth feel funny, on same side, ringing in ears, went away after four days with sinus meds. Back now, .sinus infection?

Most likely: Your upper teeth roots can be located in or close to your maxillary sinuses. If it’s not sinus related it’s most likely coming from your teeth ...Read more

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Can any sexually transmitted infections (sti) cause hearing loss and ringing in ears?

Neurosyphilis: Incredibly rare in this era, however, tertiary syphilis can cause neurological symptoms including hearing loss, tinnitus and vertigo. A simple blood test can determine this. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of stuffy ear 3 days ago. Also causing ringing with louder sounds. Infection? Tinnitus? Hx - cleft palate & perf ear drum. What can I do?

Sudden onset of stuffy ear 3 days ago. Also causing ringing with louder sounds. Infection? Tinnitus? Hx - cleft palate & perf ear drum. What can I do?

See your doctor: Given your past history of cleft palate and perforated eardrum, you should not wait when you have a new onset of ear problems to be evaluated. It is impossible to tell what is going on without an examination of your ear. See your doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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Ears ringing & muffled sometimes. Doctor said I didn't have infection but a buildup of earwax. I heard brain tumors can cause tinnitus. Should I worry?

Ears ringing & muffled sometimes. Doctor said I didn't have infection but a buildup of earwax. I heard brain tumors can cause tinnitus. Should I worry?

No: It would be useful to see an ENT specialist for your peace of mind and to have your ears cleaned out. Brain tumors as cause of hearing problems are uncommon. ...Read more

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Will tinnitus go away when a ear infection is cured?

Possibly: May be. If it doesn't, seek a dentist expert in treating TMJ disorder. One of the reasons for tinnitus - ringing in the ears - is teeth clenching. Trigeminal nerve that controls jaw closing muscles also has a branch that controls tensor tympani muscle that controls ear drum tension. Hence the connection. ...Read more

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Usually how long can tinnitus last from an ear infection?

Can vary: Tinnitus arises from wear and tear of the hearing system. It can be made more conspicuous with hearing loss related to an ear infection. Sometimes, when hearing returns to baseline, it will become less conspicuous. Other times, it stays forever. ...Read more

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How long a feeling of fullness in ear and a tinnitus can last due a otitis middle aer? My infection gone but I can't hear yet. It passed 7 already : (.

How long a feeling of fullness in ear and a tinnitus can last due a otitis middle aer? My infection gone but I can't hear yet. It passed 7 already : (.

See your doctor: It may not have fully drained. If so your hearing may seem dull until it clears. Ask for ear drops that have some steroid like hydrocortisone to get specific instructions on use. You may need to lie down for a few mins. During instillation, and put some cotton in to keep it there. You may need to ask whether short term decongestant can help you too. Stay away from dairy products too. Treat allergy. ...Read more

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Can ear infections lead to tinnitus? Can an ear infection cause a high pitched noise in one's ear?

Can ear infections lead to tinnitus? Can an ear infection cause a high pitched noise in one's ear?

Yes: Inner ear infection can lead to ringing (tinnitus) as it affects the semicircular canals. Fluid behind the ear occurs as a result of healing and can lead to a funny sound as well...Chiropractic, homeopathic, craniosacral therapies can all help realign the inner ear and promote drainage of the fluid and spped healing. ...Read more

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Day 3 into bad ear infection and have mild tinnitus in right ear. Will this subside when infection clears? Ear itself still feels clogged.

Day 3 into bad ear infection and have mild tinnitus in right ear. Will this subside when infection clears? Ear itself still feels clogged.

Yes: Tinnitus resulting from ear infection usually resolves shortly after the infection clears. If it does not, please return to your doctor to assure cleared and obtain ENT referral. ...Read more

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Will tinnitus that began with a middle ear infection eventually go away?

Will tinnitus that began with a middle ear infection eventually go away?

Yes it should but: There are many reasons for Tinnitus and you will need to followup with an ENT Tinnitus specialist if it does not. You need a decongestant now to let the swelling go down. Please discuss this with your physicians and seen an ENT physician if it does not clear ...Read more

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I have had an inner ear infection and now find myself with tinnitus in one ear. Why is this the case?

I have had an inner ear infection and now find myself with tinnitus in one ear. Why is this the case?

Infection irritation: If there is an infection within the middle ear then, the increased pressure in that compartment may be transmitted to the inner ear apparatus which is where the 8th nerve lies. Also, the infectious entity itself may be accessing the inner ear compartment since it's all fluid connected and this may be having a direct toxic effect on the 8th nerve hence, the tinnitus. ...Read more

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Dizziness, mild tinnitus, congestion, no pain in ears, sensitivity to sharp noises. Is this an ear infection?

It may be: The best course would be to go and get examined by an ENT physician. You may have some allergic reactions, sinusitis, labyrinthine dysfunction or one of another dozen entities. Go and get seen. Hope you improve soon. ...Read more

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I have had 3 operations for chronic ear infection, cholesteatoma, the last op 7 years ago. I have tinnitus and severe vertigo now, can I fly?

I have had 3 operations for chronic ear infection, cholesteatoma, the last op 7 years ago. I have tinnitus and severe vertigo now, can I fly?

Endymphatic fiistula: Given your history and current symptoms possible sudden chane in atmospheric pressure while flying can cause acute and severe exacerbation of vertigo and sudden hearing loss. You should also check with your otologist. ...Read more

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Getting over respitory infection, ear infection now have slight tinnitus.... My? I feel better now, but now when I laugh I start to cough why?

Getting over respitory infection, ear infection now have slight tinnitus.... My? I feel better now, but now when I laugh I start to cough why?

Sensitive: After a respiratory tract infection the lungs are very sensitive. Laughing, exertion and weather changes can all result in cough. Your lungs are healing and your symptoms should improve over the next 7-10 days. ...Read more

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I have pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss from an middle ear or inner infection. It still feels full and echos when I walk? How long does it last?

I have pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss from an middle ear or inner infection. It still feels full and echos when I walk? How long does it last?

Otitis media: After a middle ear infection, fluid in the middle ear takes a while to drain through the eustachian tube. It could take several weeks to clear. However, the symptoms of pulsatile tinnitus and hearing loss could indicate an inner ear or central neurologic/vascular problem, which requires that you see and ENT doctor for full exam and testing. There could be other problems that need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Why do I hear my heart beat everytime I stop exercising? Is this an ear infection, wax or tinnitus. Please help?

Why do I hear my heart beat everytime I stop exercising? Is this an ear infection, wax or tinnitus. Please help?

Probably normal: If you hear/feel your heart beating when you stop exercising it is because your heart has been working harder to keep up with the increased demand of your body and muscles for oxygen and energy. It takes a while for the heart to settle down, usually a few minutes, depending on length and intensity of exercise. ...Read more

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2 months after my ear infection my hearing is blocked, I have tinnitus and nasal spray didn't work. What should I do?

2 months after my ear infection my hearing is blocked, I have tinnitus and nasal spray didn't work. What should I do?

Ear exam: You may be having blocked external ears or Eustachian tubes, or infection hasn't resolved yet, nasal spray alone might not be the right treatment, so better get an ear exam, good luck ...Read more

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I am just recovering from a middle ear infection, no pain or yellow substance from my ear anymore but now im getting tinnitus, is this likely to go?

I am just recovering from a middle ear infection, no pain or yellow substance from my ear anymore but now im getting tinnitus, is this likely to go?

Hard to say: Tinnitus is thought to be the result of increased synchronous (neural) discharge from neural pathways of the auditory nervous system in the brain. There is evidence that a middle ear infection, even though it has resolved, could have penetrated into the inner ear to cause some injury to the hair cells of the cochlea. Predicting the outcome of tinnitus is very difficult. See an otologist. ...Read more

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I have tinnitus in my right ear I recently had an ear infection from step throat is it something to be concerned about or will I need to consult a doc?

I have tinnitus in my right ear I recently had an ear infection from step throat is it something to be concerned about or will I need to consult a doc?

Tinnitus: It could be due to the ear infection and fluid in the ear, but should resolve in 2 weeks, otherwise get it checked. Steam inhalation through nose helps to open the stuffed passages. ...Read more

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Dizziness comes with neck movements, no neck pain, stiffness maybe, have tinnitus, no ear pain/infection. Shoulders shiver when raised upwards towards neck?

Few possibilities: You may have some allergic reactions, sinusitis, labyrinthine dysfunction such as bppv or meniere's disease or something similar to this. Go and get seen. ...Read more

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Can a sinus/ear infection cause right eye pain, temporal headaches, and pulsatile tinnitus in the ear? 26 y/o male, started 4 days ago after running

Can a sinus/ear infection cause right eye pain, temporal headaches, and pulsatile tinnitus in the ear? 26 y/o male, started 4 days ago after running

Go to ER: Your description is concerning for an aneurysm, arterial-venous fistula, or vascular dissection. I would recommend going to the emergency room as soon as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

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