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Tinnitus And Ear Candling
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
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
Get checked out: If it's so bad you can't work, you should see your md. You may have an ear infection. Or wax impaction. Or something else. Much of the time tinnitus means you have at least some degree of hearing loss and likely an ENT would get a hearing test on you to see what is going on. If there is sudden tinnitus and hearing loss or dizziness, sometime you need antibiotics, steroids or other medicine. ...Read more
See an ENT ASAP: There are a few things that can cause the symptoms you are noticing, including TMJ disorder or cranio-mandibular disorders. Tinnitus, ear fullness and decreased hearing can also be symptoms of serious ear problems such as otosclerosis, meniere's disease and acoustic neuroma. I recommend you see an ENT for evaluation before writing it off as jaw, or TMJ related. ...Read more
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
Can you use headphones if you have tinnitus and will headphones make it worse? And is it bad if your ears hurt when you use them ?
I have tinnitus, why when i move my TMJ to back not front become louder, so the tinnitus is coming from my TMJ not ear what's the solution?
ENT consult: Tinnitus is the ringing noise in the ear. Clicking noise is different than tinnitus.If you have an overactive tmj, which is called subluxation, rubbing of the condyle head of the mandible, with the articular disk can give you clicking noise.Tinnitus is a constant ringing noise in the ear.Consult with ear, nose, throat specialist is recommended, to rule out ear problem.Oral surgeon can evaluate your tmj. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Sir , I am suffering from Ear disease " tinnitus " . Due to severe sounding in ear , I wont get sleep in some days , Can I take "Tagara" medicine .
Tagara: It is recognized as safe to take, but I don't think it will help with your tinnitus. Records show that the herb has been medicinally used in the 16th century in India to treat nervousness, trembling, delirium tremens (acute delirium), headaches and heart palpitations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Does tinnitus in the head sound similar to tinnitus in the ear? Almost similar? Which is common and can it be easily distinguishable between the two?
Interesting question: Tinnitus is the subjective experience of a high-pitched, noise-like sound (not produced by an outside sound source). Since it is an experience this means it is a "final common pathway". Either an ear (cochlear) or neural (nerve or CNS) stimulus could give rise to the experience. The degree of similarity of the two would be "in the 'eye' of the beholder". Might be similar. ...Read more
Not sure...: I'm not aware of any direct relationship between sedation and tinnitus. What kind of sedation did you have? By which route? I.V., or oral, or by inhalation? And what procedure did you undergo? Your tinnitus may be due to several things, among them the drugs you were given, any postoperative pain medicine you may be taking, or even the procedure you underwent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have slight and intermittent tinnitus from my earbuds. Besides giving my ears a break from the earbuds, is there something i can do to help my ears?
No: Tinnitus is a central problem secondary to increased electrical activity from the auditory nervous system. There is no medical therapy for this problem. The earbuds (please explain) are not producing the tinnitus. What exactly do you mean by ear buds and perhaps i can give you a more specific answer. If there is no hearing loss and the tinnitus is slight, i would not do anything. ...Read more
Im reading online that a rare symp. Of iron defenciancy is tinnitus, hissing in ears is this true? I've noticed it started when my iron levels dropped
Tinnitus: Is almost always due to a given nutritional deficiency but not always. It is a difficult symptom to treat and if you find that you are anemic from iron deficiency and taking appropriate doses of iron clears the tinnitus, you are lucky. Please remember that iron in excess is poisonous so take it under doc supervision. ...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
There are many: Ways to treat pain. They might treat your ear pain from tinnitus. I would caution that they need to do very careful imaging to make sure your tinnitus is benign before trying to suppress any symptoms from it. An ENT doctor is the best person to consult about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer