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Sudden Noise In Ear
After a sudden loud noise, my ears became plugged. Will listening to music right after this incident permanently ruin my hearing?
Today I had a sudden loud ring noise in my ear and as I was sitting my vision became slanted momentarily. I might have been dehydrated. What is this?
Dehydrated: We don't have enough information as you didn't even provide us with your age let alone any medical or social history. If you think you were dehydrated then be mindful of keeping well hydrated with water during the day. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. ...Read more
Be careful: You can clean the outsides of your ears with soap and water. Be careful not to put anything (q-tips, bobby pins, pens, fingernails) into your ear canals- you can do serious harm. So long as your eardrum is intact, you can use mineral oil to keep the wax accumulation down in the canal. If you are unsure, please see an ENT who can advise you more directly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: This depends a great deal on the history of your symptoms, and family history and any other pertinent information during an interview. There is the whisper test, the two word test, the finger rub test, The Weber and Rinne utilizing the tuning fork, The is the otoscopic exam, pneumatic otoscopy, tympanogram, and audiologic testing. This list is not complete, but just a start of the basics. ...Read more
If a child has...: ...An orifice, they will put something into it. I have taken beads, toy shoes, toy tires, cloth flowers, peas, blueberries, jelly beans, wads of tissue, and lots of other things out of ears, noses, and genitals. They do it because they can, because they don't know they shouldn't, and to see what happens. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 months or 13 years: Children grow up just fine without getting their ears pierced. Earrings snag on things. Earrings come off and become a choking hazard. If parents feel they need pierce their baby's ears, wait at least until the baby is 3 months old. Otherwise, children can get their ears pierced when they become teenagers, a time when they start learning more about personal grooming and cosmetics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
You can try: an over the counter mild steroid cream like Hydrocortisone 1% and a mild over the counter cream like Lotrimin (clotrimazole). Also generous moisturizing might be helpful. Having a doc take a look may be helpful if these conservative measures do not help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tinnitus v thumping: Tinnitus is ringing in the ears. Drumming could mean that, or the feeling of pounding. There are many causes for both. You should have an ENT specialist check you out if it is troublesome or worsening. First, you need to be sure your blood pressure is normal. Here's an interesting link with good information about drumming: http://en.Allexperts.Com/q/audiology-otolaryngology-963/2009/9/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tinnitus.: Didn't see your age or whether this is one sided, but....It needs explanation. Most tinnitus is bilateral and associated with significant noise exposure and age. Some medications can cause this but again both sides. See your doc and have an audiogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer