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What Is Drumming Ears And How Can It Been Treated
Tinnitus v thumping: Tinnitus is ringing in the ears. Drumming could mean that, or the feeling of pounding. There are many causes for both. You should have an ENT specialist check you out if it is troublesome or worsening. First, you need to be sure your blood pressure is normal. Here's an interesting link with good information about drumming: http://en.Allexperts.Com/q/audiology-otolaryngology-963/2009/9/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treat the cause/meds: Treatment is treat the cause if u can, thats the treatment, if there is no cause found than theatment is difficult, some recommend niacin, but there is no evidence to support it.Gabapentin has been triedin high doses reduces the annoyance level of tinnitus, but did not decrease the volume of noise.Campral was studied in brazil which showed 87%relief of symptoms.Studies are ongoing in us. ...Read more
Should I be treated if I've been told that I have a little bit of fluid in one of my ears? We were discussing a few things that day.Maybe forgot.
No: Neither inner ear or middle ear infection(intact ear drum) or diseases can be treated with ear drops. Ear drops (probably antibiotic ear drops) can be used as treatment for bacterial infections of the external ear canal and for drainage from the middle ear through a perforation of the drum. ...Read more
Simple cyst inside, near ear, above jaw. 6.4 mm hurts when pressed, how should it be treated? It has grown a little over the past months.
Can chronic rhinitis cause a blocked ear? How should it be treated if usual sprays are ineffective?
Yes: Since the inner ear tube (eustachean tube) opens into the nasal cavity, swelling in the nasal area will block the opening of this tube. Frequency a nasal steroid +/- antihistamine would help open it provided it is used correctly (aiming towards the outside and not the center of the nose). Oral decongestant may also help. See you doctor if the problem persists. ...Read more
Depends: The answer depends on the severity of the infection and the bacteria or virus causing it. If truly with an accompanying inner ear issue, an antihistamine or decongestant medication, even one such as "antivert" (meclizine) may help with symptoms of dizziness, etc. And once treated with antibx if needed and meds as above, you should get better in a few days. If not, then see ENT dr. Good luck. ...Read more
Ok if no perforation: Hydrogen peroxide is an inexpensive way to clean excess wax from the ear. This is done by placing the peroxide in the ear about ten minutes before a shower and then rinsing the ear in the shower. Do not use a cotton swab. Although it will not do damage, using hydrogen peroxide when there is a hole in the eardrum will cause significant discomfort. ...Read more
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