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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

Dr. Marjorie Delo
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Swimmer's Ear (Definition)

Also known as otitis externa, this is an infection of the outer ear canal. Patients usually have pain at the outer ear, and there may be fluid draining from the ear. Often these infections are caused by water accumulating in the ear canal, such as after swimming, or if the ear ...Read more


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What causes fluid behind ear drum?

What causes fluid behind ear drum?

Negative pressure : In order for the ear to work properly air from the outside of the ear drum has to be balanced by air on the inside of the eardrum. In an intact ear drum the only way for air to get into the middle ear space is up the eustachian tube. If the eustachian tube doesn't work well the air inside the middle ear gets used up creating a negative pressure. Eventually this pressure can become so low that fluid is sucked from the lining of the middle ear space. ...Read more

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What causes middle ear infection?

What causes middle ear infection?

Bacterial and viral : Ear infections are more common in children due to their anatomy and predisposition for upper respiratory infections. When the eustachian tube fails to maintain a neutral pressure relative to the outside world, the middle ear can accumulate fluid, siphon bacteria from the upper respiratory tract into the middle ear and an infection results. Eustachian tube swelling is often initiated with a virus. ...Read more

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Is swimmers ear permanent?

Is swimmers ear permanent?

Not permanent: Swimmer's ear describes infection of the external auditory canal. While the infection can be chronic and recurrent, particularly in swimmers and those who tend to get water or moisture in their ear canals, it is not a "permanent" disease. ...Read more

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Can otitis media infection in middle ear cause drowsiness and hearing problems?

Can otitis media infection in middle ear cause drowsiness and hearing problems?

Yes: Decreased hearing, noises in the ears and pain would be the most common symptoms. Drowsiness can occur with most illnesses. ...Read more

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Ear infection affecting ear temperature? Can an ear infection affect ear thermometer readings?

Ear infection affecting ear temperature? Can an ear infection affect ear thermometer readings?

Yes: I believe it can. When an eardrum is red and inflamed it generates heat so to me it has always made sense that the ear infected side might have a higher ear temp than the other side. I do not like ear thermometers. I like the digital ones tat beep. For me they are more accurate. ...Read more

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Can an outer ear infection cause ringing in the ears?

Yes: If the swelling of the external ear canal from an outer ear infection is severe enough you can get a temporary hearing loss which can accentuate ringing in the ears. The ringing of the ears should be evaluated if the ringing persists once the outer ear infection has resolved. ...Read more

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Could wearing ear plugs cause an ear infection?

Could wearing ear plugs cause an ear infection?

External otitis: Wearing ear plugs for long periods of time can lead to inflammation of the external ear canal skin. The ear plugs will not cause a middle ear infection. If an external ear infection occurs, simple remedies like vosol (acetic acid and propylene glycol) otic with hydro-cortisone (vosol (acetic acid and propylene glycol) (acetic acid and propylene glycol) is like vinegar) are helpful. Simply stopping the use of the ear plugs for an extended period of time would also help. ...Read more

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Is swimmers ear contagious?

Is swimmers ear  contagious?

No, it comes-: -from contaminated water or the chemicals in pools. Not spread person2 person. ...Read more

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Does retracted ear drums cause an infection?

Does retracted ear drums cause an infection?

NO: Retracted ear drums are probably result of infection not the cause. ...Read more

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Does ear wax build up cause ear infections?

No: It can become painful if the wax is dry, packed in and aggravated by q-tips. It does not cause infections. ...Read more

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What causes an ear drum to burst?

What causes an ear drum to burst?

Either...: ...High pressure behind it, as with an ear infection, or, also with an ear infection, enzymes made by bacteria can eat right through the eardrum. Also, slapping the ear, or poking in it (even with a q-tip) can break through the eardrum. ...Read more

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Can ear wax cause ringing in the ears? How?

Possibly: If ear wax has been pushed against the ear drum, many symptoms related to the ear may occur. If impacted wax is the problem, that can cause hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing). In general, wax is a healthy coating of the ear and is modified sweat. Wax has antibacterial properties and lubricates the ear canal skin. The ear cleans itself. If excessive, it should be cleaned out by a specialist. ...Read more

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Symptoms of ear infection or fluid behind ear drum?

Symptoms of ear infection or fluid behind ear drum?

Pain, hearing issue: In acute otitis there is pain, decrease hearing in kids fever, vomiting and sometimes abdominal pain. In chronic form it decrease in hearing might be the only symptom. ...Read more

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What causes ringing in ears?

TINNITUS(RINGING EAR: It can be caused by several medical conditions and you need to check with your doctor , following common conditions allergies, ear infections, hearing loss, wxcessive wax, brain or head injury, stress, hypothyroidism, lyme disease, TMJ disfunction, high blood pressure, meniers disease, otosclerosis, and poor circulation. ...Read more

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Can there be vertigo with otitis middle ear effusion?

Can there be vertigo with otitis middle ear effusion?

Dizziness: Yes.Thebalancing mechanism in your earscan be affected and cause dizziness. ...Read more

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Can mold cause inner ear problems or middle ear problems?

Can mold cause inner ear problems or middle ear  problems?

Not typically: The middle ear and inner ear are generally inaccessible to mold pathogens., unless there is something unusual about your anatomy. Bacteria and viruses are the general troublemakers in those areas. Mold and yeast infections are very common in the outer ear. ...Read more

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Can ear infections cause hearing loss?

Can ear infections cause hearing loss?

Yes: Not only can untreated ear infections cause temporary hearing loss, but if the ear does not heal, even if treated, may cause problems. That is why it is very important for your physician to follow the problem until it is healed. ...Read more

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Can wax cause ear ache?

Can wax cause ear ache?

Yes it can: Yes build up of ear wax can cause pain, feeling of fullness in the ear, ear noise(tinnitus)and hearing loss. ...Read more

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Could an ear infection cause hearing lose?

Could an ear infection cause hearing lose?

Depends on variables: The inner ear nerve is contained well within the strongest bone in the body away from direct contact with fluids or germs.However, a viral infection can travel to the nerve and cause permanent hearing loss. The middle ear is subject to various viral or bacterial infections, with transient reduction unless chronic and untreated.The outer ear canal can swell with swimmers ear, with transient effect. ...Read more