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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Calcium Crystals In The Ear

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How can a dr tell if you have calcium crystals in your ear for vertigo?

How can a dr tell if you have calcium crystals in your ear for vertigo?

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

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Can eating too much calcium cause dizziness or a buil up of crystals in inner ear and cause vertigo?

Can eating too much calcium cause dizziness or a buil up of crystals in inner ear and cause vertigo?

Don't overtake Ned's: While calcium is frequently beneficial, it like all meds, need to be taken according to necessity and proper dosing. Too much of anything is bad. ...Read more

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Can anything be done to keep ear crystals in place if after 1year of therapy has done no good?

Can anything be done to keep ear crystals in place if after 1year of therapy has done no good?

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

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Treatment for law blood calcium?

Treatment for law blood calcium?

See below: You need to replace calccium, possibly give vitamin d, and possibly give magnesium. Most importantly- you need to determine why the calcium level is low. ...Read more

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How dangerous is calcium build up in the ear?

How dangerous is calcium build up in the ear?

Probably not at all: "calcium" in the ear takes two main forms: scarring in the tympanic membrane from old infections and injuries, and bony growths in the ear canal called exostoses that are usually caused by swimming in cold water. Neither generally requires any treatment. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any cure or treatment that works for ringing in the ears?

Please let me know if there is any cure or treatment that works for ringing in the ears?

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

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What causes swimmer's ear, and what's the best treatment?

What causes swimmer's ear, and what's the best treatment?

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

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I have tinitus that's ringing in the ear is there a treatment cure for it?

I have tinitus that's ringing in the ear is there a treatment cure for it?

Tinnitus: What you are describing is tinnitus.Tinnitus is very common and usually but not always associated with hearing loss (usually a high frequency loss). I would recommend getting a hearing test at your local ent's office. Unfortunately, there is no cure for tinnitus. ...Read more

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I have recrring shoulder pain. Exay shows calcium but ortho says no treatment. Vety painful at times.

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

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My ears hurt a lot and it has been like that for a long time what could it be and what is the treatment?

My ears hurt a lot and it has been like that for a long time what could it be and what is the treatment?

Dull pain that...: Comes and goes over a long period can be the jaw joint. Treatment= heat, soft diet, anti-inflammatories and oral appliance at night. This however is a diagnosis of exclusion so you should have your family doctor check you. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ear tubes?

What is the treatment for ear tubes?

Usually none.: For most patients who have had tubes placed, no treatment is necessary unless there is an ear infection and/or drainage. The ENT doctor can tell you what to expect, based on whether the tubes are to be temporary or permanent. ...Read more

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Treatment for ringing in ears?

Treatment for ringing in ears?

Tinnitus treatment: 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

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What is ringing in the ears treatment?

What is ringing in the ears treatment?

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

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Is there an OTC treatment for ringing in the ears?

Is there an OTC treatment for ringing in the ears?

No: Lots of stuff on the market, but none that I have seen work. ...Read more

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When I wake up both my ears clog up what's the cause and treatment?

When I wake up both my ears clog up what's the cause and treatment?

Probable: 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

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How long can an ear cold last and what's the best treatment for it?

How long can an ear cold last and what's the best treatment for it?

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

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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?

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?

The hissing: Is called tinnitus and it is a common result of high altitude flying and the effect of air pressure changes on the inner ear hearing "system" (which also helps us with balance) Try chewing gum during take off and landings!
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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With ear swelling what are my treatment options?

With ear swelling what are my treatment options?

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

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What is the treatment for puncture wound of the ear?

What is the treatment for puncture wound of the ear?

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

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What is the treatment for calcium carbonate overdose?

What is the treatment for calcium carbonate overdose?

Discontinue it.: Any side effect of excess calcium carbonate should be gone in several days after stopping use. ...Read more

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I have ear pain not going anywhere, what to do for treatment?

I have ear pain not going anywhere, what to do for treatment?

Ibuprofen: If viral, you only need comfort measures.Ibuprofen and occasionally holding gentle heat to the ear (heating pad on low or compress) will often do the trick. If it persists, you need to have it evaluated to see if specific treatments are needed. ...Read more

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I have ear pops when lifting weights, what to do for treatment?

I have ear pops when lifting weights, what to do for treatment?

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

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for ear swelling?

Depends: It would depend on the reason for swelling whether due to trauma or infection. Perhaps ear drops if "swimmer's ear" but if really swollen may need oral cortisone and/or antibiotics. Be especially cautious if one has diabetes. Also could be a fungal infection as well. ...Read more

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I have ear problem with a bloody discharge, what to do for treatment?

I have ear problem with a bloody discharge, what to do for treatment?

Discharge coming out: Of your external ear canal? Please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Lymph nodes under the ear is big about three months, what is the seutibal treatment?

Lymph nodes under the ear is big about three months, what is the seutibal treatment?

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

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Cardiac calcium score showed LCX 18, mass 3 and volume 21. Does this require further treatment?

Cardiac calcium score showed LCX 18, mass 3 and volume 21. Does this require further treatment?

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

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Is it safe to take magnesium, k2, vit d3, calcium, whilst on a prescribed osteoporosis treatment?

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

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My doctor diagnosed me with calcium channel blocker overdose. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

My doctor diagnosed me with calcium channel blocker overdose. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

Stop them: Don't take anymore. If he sent you home must not be too bad. S.O just holding off should be ok. Otherwise is treated in the hospital with observation +/- calcium supplementation. ...Read more

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Am having some hissing sound inside my ears since 2 days. What is causing it & what is the treatment. Thanks?

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

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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!

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

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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?

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

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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

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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?

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?

Varies: Azithromycin is a sticky drug that builds up in the system and stays there for DAYS after the treatment stops.
30% of the time it fails in common strep infections.
100% of the time it fails in common VIRAL infections.
cannot say in your particular case. ...Read more

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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?

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