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Slight Ringing In Ears
I've woken up with muffled hearing in my ear tried to clean but hasn't helped. Now I have a slight ringing in ear and a headache. what could this be?
Couple thoughts: If this is new, usually due to ear wax or fluid in the middle ear. Cleaning with q-tip often compacts the wax worsening the problem. Can try ear cleaning solution from drug store. Another common cause is fluid trapped in middle ear and this may drain on its own, or is often relieved by 1-2 days Sudafed. If not resolved or if headache worsens, let your primary doctor know. ...Read more
Check it out: This particular combination of symptoms suggests an anxiety or panic attack. However, irregular heart beat should always be checked out. Thyroid disease, chemical imbalances, medications can produce this, but also too much caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, stress, or too little sleep. Find out. The older you are , the greater the chance it could be serious. ...Read more
I have a splitting headache and nasal congestion. There is a slight ringing in my ears. I thought it was a common cold, but now I am unsure.
Not enough info: There are several conditions that could cause these symptoms. Are they constant or intermittent, are there other ear symptoms, what is the dizziness like, is the ear sensitive to sound, cold, touch? In the absence of more information this can't be answered. As there are several serious conditions such as tumors on the balance nerves then i would see an ent, preferably a neurootologist. ...Read more
I have a slight ringing & blockage in my ears for almost a month since I had a cold. Flow has stopped. No other symptoms. Is this normal?
I have slight ringing in my left ear, an upset stomach, cloudy urine and an irregular, hard pounding heartbeat? What could this be?
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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