Doctor insights on:
Treatment For Calcium Crystals In The Ear
Otoliths are normal: The tiny calcium crystals in the inner ear are called otoliths. They sit in a small pouch called a utricle or saccule and move in the fluid inside the ear when you move, sending a message via "hair cells" to the vestibular nerve that helps you sense where you are. When otoliths get stuck or slip out of the pouch, the nerve gets the wrong message and you feel dizzy. ...Read more
Can eating too much calcium cause dizziness or a buil up of crystals in inner ear and cause vertigo?
Maybe not bppv: If you are referring to benign positional vertigo, it always has the potential to return, it really can't be 'cured' for good. If it has been constantly there despite treatment maybe it's another diagnosis all together. Did an ENT diagnose you? Make sure you have a full work up before giving up. Treating the wrong thing coil be a reson it's not working. ...Read more
Not much: Options include using white noise machines or tinnitus masking earphones. The goal of these treatments is to train your brain not to notice the ringing. Sometimes medications can be prescribed - amitryptilline or valium - somewhat helpful. There was some hope that gingko biloba would help but it is also only somewhat helpful. ...Read more
Bacterial infection: Warm dark wet spaces such as a wet ear canal make an ideal breeding ground for bacteria such as pseudomonas and staph and these cause swimmers ear. Antibiotic / steroid drops are most effective in treating it. It is more common in people who clean their ears with qtips as wax protects the skin from infection. Another reason to not clean your ear canals. Only the very outside should be touched. ...Read more
I have recrring shoulder pain. Exay shows calcium but ortho says no treatment. Vety painful at times.
Calcium shoulder: Calcium deposit in shoulder is mostly benign and does not cause pain. When it causes pain, it means it is large, inflamed, pinching rotator cuff bursa or ruptured and leaking. Please apply cold compress, bengay patch, and take ibuprofen. If the pain is severe, get steroid injection. It is recurrent and can be taken out arthroscopically. Pls. Have second ortho opinion. Thanks. ...Read more
My ears hurt a lot and it has been like that for a long time what could it be and what is the treatment?
Hi my ear has been blocked about 8 months now I just want to know if there is an aloternative metrhod for Otovent Glue Ear Treatment. Like home made?
See an ENT: 8 months is a ridiculously long time to suffer with blocked ears. Please have you ears evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more
I have ringing and noise in my ears sometimes I hear my heartbeat, for about a year. I didn't get any treatment for it Is there a way to stop it.
Tinnitus: It's worth seeing an ENT physician to be evaluated and hear treatment options. ...Read more
We check for underlying causes such as earwax occluding the ear canals, hearing loss due to history of loud noise exposure or age-relates, medications, high blood pressure, head/neck injuries, head/neck tumors, TMJ disorder, etc.
Treatments will depend of whether the cause of tinnitus is treatable or not. ...Read more
Noise: Most causes of ringing is due to auditory nerve irritation or degeneration, although the means by which that occurs is quite variable. The most effective treatment is to play a sound source to distract you from the internal noise. A high-tech solution involves precise matching of the ringing tones and then to produce noise cancellation by reversing tonalities. ...Read more
No: Lots of stuff on the market, but none that I have seen work. ...Read more
Allergies!! should be evaluated (what's inside your PILLOWS!!!!)
Use a anti-histamine/decongestive at bedtime (eg Xyrtec -D)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Depends what it is..: An "ear cold" does not have a strict medical definition and I would suspect could represent one of 2 things. One is a true bacterial infection of the middle ear (otitis media) which often can require antibiotics to clear up. Another would be eustachian tube dysfunction in which a cold or allergies can block the drainage tube of the ear and this can last until the cold resolves or longer 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
After a couple of 7 hr Flights from Hot climate have a hissing noise from ears especially at night time when in bed any treatment suggestions please?
What is swollen?: Need more information to answer this question appropriately. Is the swelling in the ear canal or in the external ear. Are there other symptoms? Have you had trauma to the area, been bitten by anything, are you allergic to some topical preparation, is is accompanied by redness, tenderness, and so on? Try an ice pack and if this doesn't work see your family doctor. ...Read more
Depends: Most traumatic perforations of the tympanic membrane (ear drum) heal spontaneously. Keep water out of the ear. If there is a hearing loss, vertigo or otorrhea (drainage), you must consult an otologist (ear doctor) for a more specific diagnosis and treatment. You should let us know the preceding event that led to the puncture and how large it is before specific treatment can be considered. ...Read more
Discontinue it.: Any side effect of excess calcium carbonate should be gone in several days after stopping use. ...Read more
Air into middle ear: When you lift weights. Your abdominal muscles tighten the pressure in the back of your nose increases, driving air into the middle ear via the eustachian tube. This is a normal physiological phenomenon. This is the best explanation I can give you. However, if the force of the air is great enough when you lift too much weight, theoretically, you could perforate your ear drum. Be careful. ...Read more
Discharge coming out: Of your external ear canal? Please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more
Biopsy: When it lasts that long, then it should be biopsied if we don't know the cause for it. That could be done either surgically or by a needle depending on the level of suspicious and the available pathology equipment and expertise. ...Read more
Unclear ebCT score: Not sure what "mass" or "volume" means in this context. The calcium score should be a single number. According to WebMD, 2007, a score of 11-100 means plaque is present, which means you have CAD, but you have only mild hardening in the coronary arteries. Your (lifetime) risk for heart attack is moderate (10+%). Talk with your physician about this result or use HealthTap Prime to upload the report. ...Read more
Is it safe to take magnesium, k2, vit d3, calcium, whilst on a prescribed osteoporosis treatment?
Yes, take them all.: Magnesium is important for bone health, especially as you get older. It is also important for a multitude of other things. I would continue on it. Vitamin k2 is a also important and overlooked. In japan it is considered a first line treatment. All of the supplements you have listed have very high margins of safety and can be taken together. However, at only 52, I would keep the doses moderate. ...Read more
My doctor diagnosed me with calcium channel blocker overdose. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?
Am having some hissing sound inside my ears since 2 days. What is causing it & what is the treatment. Thanks?
Poss earwax: Do not stick a cotton swab in there. See your Primary care and he may suggest ear drops to loosen hardened earwax. Then the wax either falls out, or is blown out with a gentle stream of air. Q-tips tend to just make things worse. ...Read more
What's the best treatment for the fungi in the ear and how to avoid it? It's happened to me twice since two months!
Ear: How do u know it's fungus? 1) need exam ear.2) more detail. Yes monilia is common invader canal whenever ph or acidity is changed- ie shampoo. Safe method is equall parts alcohol and white vinegar to change acidity. As rx called vosol (acetic acid and propylene glycol). Ethanol alcohol sold in pharmacies behind counter but isopropyl ok. Twist end paper towel into wick to draw any fluid out after use of 4 drops 4xday. Also saline. ...Read more
My aunt was told she has a large calcium deposit on her lung, growing for 30 yrs. Unable to do biopsy. What iis treatment options?
Leave it alone: Assuming she's asymptomatic. It is highly probable that this is a calcified granuloma, either histoplasmosis or less likely inactive tuberculosis. If the physician proposes to treat, get a second opinion. If not, give your aunt a big hug, it won't hurt hre. I am glad she has a family member who is so caring. Best wishes. ...Read more
My daughter was offered grommets for treatment of glue ear. How well do grommets work n what r chances of g. Ear fixing itsself please?
Work well: The grommets, or pe tubes as we call them, work really well. If the thick fluid behind the eardrum has been there a couple of months, then it can cause decreased hearing, speech problems and other middle ear problems. ...Read more
Ear infected/ had a asithromycin Shot yesterday. Then a 5 day treatment of 500mg once a day pill of same drug. How long till it clears?
21 y old. Right ear profound SNHL. The dBHL at frequency 500 is 100 but increase to be ~120 at frequency 4, 000.Lt is normal. Any suggested treatment?
No, I'm sorry: To my knowlege, there is no way to reverse SNHL at this time. Cochlear implants provide analternate way to provide hearing, and is quite successful, but is generally not recommended in unilateral hearing loss. I urge continued assessment of the left ear and to use ear protection when exposed to loud noises. ...Read more