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Ringing In The Ears How Do I Make It Stop
Tough problem: Sometimes it is as simple as too much wax in the ears, so an easy first step is to see your pcp to get your ears examined. Assuming you are wax free, it is worth a visit to an ear nose and throat doctor and/or audiologist to see if you have any hearing loss. Hearing loss is the most common cause of tinnitus- basically- the background noise is now audible rather than drowned out by normal hearing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi I just read the ringing in ears is due to tinnitus.Any medicine, drop that can make it better.What can I do now!!!
Investigate.: There's really no medication, sight unseen, that can help tinnitus universally. If your tinnitus is due to inflammation, then there may be a medication that can help. If your tinnitus is due to damage, then this may be permanent. We won't know for sure without an investigation by an ENT physician. ...Read more
Happiness: If you have had relief of your tinnitus, then I would assume that you would be happy. But maybe, the question is more about HOW to get a cure for the perception of sound in your ear (tinnitus)? There is no medicine or surgery at the present time to resolve tinnitus except masking and learning live with it. Most important is to make sure you do not have any serious peripheral or central problem. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on whether you are expecting it to be truly gone or if you are okay with being apathetic to it. It will never go away. Background noise to drown it out will make you apathetic to it. 75% chance that this will happen. ...Read more
My Son had big expose to Noise today and having ringing ear on the left side, may this be tinnitus? How can I know is not something severe ? (Age: 12)
Do not be alarmed: The ringing in the ear is tinnitus and very likely from your son's exposure to the loud noise but if exposure is not chronic as suggested by your history, it is not likely to cause permanent damage. Please consult with any of the ENT in the network if ringing persists after 24 to 48hrs for further advise. Take care and stay healthy. ...Read more
Probably not.: Tinnitus usually varies in intensity over time and might be improved by some otc supplements (e g arches), prescription meds (e g nortriptyline), and avoiding stress, alcohol, salt, caffeine, and loud noise. Sinister causes of tinnitus are rare, but unilateral symptoms are a little more likely to be something serious, so get checked out by an audiologist and/or ENT physician. ...Read more
Many causes: Maintaining tinnitus is often the best that some treatments provide. Determining the cause of tinnitus is difficult. Start with a very thorough history and exam with your doctor. Keeping a home diary of the ringing events, or what may increase it or decrease would be valuable- write down your what you are eating, pain if any, what ear/ears, lying down or upright. The supplement ginkgo may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am so sick of tinnitus, how could TMJ cause ringing in the ear, is their nerve between TMJ & ear?
3 theories: 3 theories behind why TMJ problems may cause/worsen tinnitus. 1)the chewing muscles are near some muscles that insert into the middle ear so may have effect on hearing, and so may promote tinnitus. 2)can be a direct connection between ligaments that attach to jaw and one of middle ear hearing bones.3)nerve supply from TMJ has connections with parts of brain involved with both hearing & sound inter ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I have mild pulsatile tinnitus. Taking a med with low risk of "ringing in ears". No difference so far on the pulsatile. Is the med safe to be taken?
Tinnitus: Pulsatile tinnitus is usually caused a blood traveling through an artery around or near the ear. Is the medicine you are taking suppose to stop the tinnitus? IF you are asking if it will cause more pulsatile tinnitus, it is hard to answer that without knowing what the medicine is you are taking. Different medications more apt to cause tinnitus than others. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there no tinnitus treatments at all? Ringing in ears started a few weeks ago, as well as crackling in neck when I turn it. Related? Remedies?
I was put on amitriptyline for tinnitus but you say a side effect is ringing in ears. Why would my Dr prescribe this?
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