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What viruses cause viral hearing loss?

What viruses cause viral hearing loss?

Herpes viruses: The consensus is that herpes family of viruses are the cause of acute hearing loss. Other viruses can as well. ...Read more

Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

A persistent noise in your ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


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Vertigo treatment and ear infection?

Vertigo treatment and ear infection?

Treat the ear: Assuming you didn't have vertigo initially: if you have both an ear infection and vertigo, then it is very likely that the ear infection caused the vertigo. As you treat the ear infection, the vertigo should improve. However you might need to take some meds to help with the acute symptoms of vertigo. ...Read more

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Sinusitis can cause tinnitus.?

Sinusitis can cause tinnitus.?

Yes: Sinusitis can block the eustacean tube in one or both ears and cause a change in inner ear pressure. This, or general ear, nose, throat inflammation and swelling may trigger tinnitus. Otc treatments like temporary (3 days) use of nose sprays (except nasal saline which can be used for long periods), anti-histamines and mucus thinners can help. Otherwise, see your primary care doc or an ENT doc. ...Read more

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Is acetaxolsmide prescribed for viral inner ear infection?

Is acetaxolsmide prescribed for viral inner ear infection?

Please read: Acetazolamide, sold under the trade name diamox, (acetazolamide) is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor that is used to treat glaucoma, epileptic seizures, idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri), altitude sickness, cystinuria, periodic paralysis, central sleep apnea and dural ectasia. ...Read more

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Chronic rhinitis related to tinnitus?

Chronic rhinitis related to tinnitus?

Not usually: Chronic rhinitis is an inflammation of the nasal mucosa and is commonly caused by allergy. As such, it is not directly related to an up-regulation of electrical activity in the auditory nervous system, which is now known to be the etiology of the perception of sound in the ear in the absence of an external stimulus (tinnitus). ...Read more

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ENT diagnosis - neuralgia.Can neuralgia- sore throat, feel sick, ear ache, ear pressure be the symptoms of withdrawal from Dothiepin?

ENT diagnosis - neuralgia.Can neuralgia- sore throat, feel sick, ear ache, ear pressure be the symptoms of withdrawal from Dothiepin?

No: Dothiepin was originally developed as a tricyclic anti-depressant drug but has a benefit in the management of chronic idiopathic orofacial pain and neuralgias. ...Read more

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Is tinnitus caused by ear wax?

No: The causes of tinnitus is very numerous including noise exposure, head trauma, medications, and infections. Ear wax, though it can make tinnitus more conspicuous by making internal sounds more obvious, is not known to provoke tinnitus. ...Read more

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Is viral meningitis infectious?

Is viral meningitis infectious?

Very variable: There is a very large number of viruses that can cause meningitis, most are not infectious. See this site for more info. http://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/viral.html. ...Read more

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What symptoms differentiate vestibular migraine from vestibular neuritis or labyrinthitis?

Vestibular dysfunct.: Vestibular neuritis and labyrinthitis result from infection in the inner ear or the nerves connecting the inner ear to the brain. This disrupts transmission of sensation from ear to brain. Vertigo, dizziness, and difficulties with balance, vision, or hearing may result. Migraine usually adds pain to the equation, but vertigo may also create nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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Do colds cause ear infections?

Do colds cause ear infections?

They can: Colds or (upper respiratory infections - uris) are the leading predisposing cause of ear infections. ...Read more

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Ear infection, sore throat, high altitude sickness?

Ear infection, sore throat, high altitude sickness?

Question?: The infections are typically treated with antibiotics if bacterial. The altitude sickness is best treated with hydration and rest, if it is mild. If it more severe, go to an emergency room. ...Read more

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Sudden hearing loss (10-15 dbs), pulsating headaches, no visible ear infection, MRI is fine, sensitivity to sound, nausea (no vertigo) - help?

Sudden hearing loss (10-15 dbs), pulsating headaches, no visible ear infection, MRI is fine, sensitivity to sound, nausea (no vertigo) - help?

Sudden ear changes: Hello, this is a case for your local ENT specialist. He/she will review your MRI scan. If the MRI was of your brain, a detailed exam of the temporal bones may be needed as well as a audiogram. ...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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Can TMJ cause pulsatile tinnitus and ear blockage?

Can TMJ cause pulsatile tinnitus and ear blockage?

Yes: Jaw muscle dysfunction is the most common cause of jaw and ear pain, ear ringing and stuffiness. Other causes include inflammation of the jaw joint/s, headache disorders, salivary gland disease, and ear infections. Some medical illnesses can also exhibit these symptoms. Try warm compresses over the jaws, antylenol or advil (ibuprofen). Consult an orofacial pain dentist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...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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Do chronic ear infections cause deafness?

Do chronic ear infections cause deafness?

Unlikely to happen: In the era prior to antibiotics, chronic middle ear disease could lead to the ossicles or ear bones growing together and hearing would be reduced by 50% or so. Todays treatments have made that rare, but even then it is not deafness. A viraal infection of the ear nerve, however, can result in perminent hearing loss. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

Ringing in ears = tinnitus = ...Read more