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Why Is My Ears Buzzing After Using Neti Pot
My ears are clogged with fluid after using a neti pot. My ears have been ringing for several months after using it. How can I drain out the fluid?
Antihistamines: Try using antihistamines such as Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec. You may also want to go a step further and use sudafed, if there is no contraindication for you. Have your physician take a look in your ears to make sure there are no perforations of your tympanic membranes or other canal problems. ...Read more
I was diagnosed in late feb. With chronic viral sinusitus. For 5 weeks I have been using a neti pot two times a day plus nasal spray. I did have CT scan at that time with imflamed nasal tissue. I still have pain in my ears and an extremely loud ringing in
?allergies: I recommend allergy skin tests to see if you have underlying allergies that can cause sinus inflammation. Allergies make infections more likely. Ringing in the ears could be due to fluid behind the ear drum which is a sign of either infection or allergies. I assume the nasal spray you are using is a steroid nasal spray like Flonase which should be effective. Allergy shots may be needed. ...Read more
Did nasal irrigation (like neti pot) in feb. And water got stuck in my ears. Water is gone but ear pressure remains that was not present before. Why?
Tinnitus: You need to get with an otolaryngologist. Ringing in the ears is common and if it is of new onset it may be treatable / have a cause identified. Even if it is something with which you must learn to live (as sadly it often is), there are treatments that can help you reprogram yourself so it bothers you less. This requires sub-subspecilalist consultation. Good luck. ...Read more
I'am 29 years old, and have a buzz in my ears for the last couple days. It's more an annoyance and I notice it at bed time. Should i be concerned?
Tinnitus: The buzz is referred to as tinnitus, which can have several causes. Some common causes of tinnitus are hearing loss, loud noise exposure, certain medications, ear wax or other causes o blocakge, and high blood pressure. There are several other causes as well. If it continues you should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more
Several things: If this is a "new" condition for you then, a couple of things to consider. One would be hormonal, most commonly thyroid gland. There is also a phenomenon of heat intolerance in conditions which can affect the brain or spinal cord referred to collectively as demyelinating diseases. Also, sweating abnormalities resulting in the body's inability to properly cool itself can be a problem. ...Read more
I have an almost constant buzzing in my ears. I read somewhere that it is a symptom of menopause. How can I treat this, it bothers my hearing.?
Tinnitus is not a: Symptom of menopause but a very common condition caused by exposure to noise through the years, infection in the middle ear, aging or rarely tumor in the ear or brain. Seek medical help especially if it worsens or accompanied by vertigo, hearing loss, headache etc. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/mobileart.asp?articlekey=496&page=3. ...Read more
Is it normal to hear a strange buzzing/ringing sound when it is dead silent? Almost like a conscious buzzing sound. Are my ears not used to silence?
Circulation issue: Most likely you're having a problem with circulation to the brain and/or inner ear. Antihypertensive medications and hardening of the arteries o the brain are the most common causes for this. Check your blood pressure when sitting & then when standing. If your blood pressure drops more than 20 points you have circulatory issues. Other causes relate to the auditory system. If so, consider ENT eval. ...Read more
What to do if I have a constant buzzing in my ears, some times they ring too. My question is, can hearing aids help me?
Tinnitus: Recommend evaluation to check your hearing & to evaluate the ringing (Ear/Nose/Throat) ENT doctor and audiogram. Can't make any recommendations without a thorough eval. Take care. ...Read more
I got light-headed after done with sex this morning and i dropped. then heard buzz ringing in my ears for a minute. almost fainted.
Presyncope: This presyncopal episode may have been a vasovagal or postural event where your heart rate and or blood pressure dropped as you stood up after lying down during sex. As long as you quickly recovered with no residual symptoms it's reassuring, but if repeat lightheaded episodes or vertigo occur, an evaluation by a physician or neurologist would be recommended. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more
Extreme dizziness to the point where I can't stand straight and I have a buzzing noise in my ears. I don't know whether these are related.
Vertigo: They both are probably related. I would have my ears examined to exclude impacted wax. ...Read more
It feels like my body produces a lot of electrical activity, any time I get scared suddenly, like hearing a loud sound, I feel an electrical type shock throughout my body, my ears buzz all the time and I have visual static and migraines, which my neurolog
Activity: It sounds like your body is stressed out and/or quite anxious. Hopefully you are undertaking effects to help reduce stress on top of addressing your medical issues — though it seems like you are based on you seeing doctors and the medications you list. Hopefully you are making efforts to optimize your health like optimizing your sleep, activity levels, diet and stress reduction techniques. ...Read more
Get examined: Not all ear blockage is ear wax. Get examined to rule out infection or disease of the external auditory canal. There is no know medication to "prevent" ear wax formation. Good ear hygiene and gentle cleaning with warm water and Q-tips. Most physician's offices can remove excess wax; however, it will come back. ...Read more
Having these weird spells. It's like buzzing/vibrating feeling in my head w/ringing in my ears&blurred peripheral vis. Lasts about 20 sec. Seizures?
I've been taking Zoloft for a few months, started at 50 mg and increased to 100 mg a few weeks or so ago. Lately I've noticed lots of ringing and buzzing in my ears. I'm a 24-year-old female. Do I have any sense to worry or is it a side effect? I also hav
Could be side effect: A small % of patients report tinnitus (ringing in the ears) as a side effect of antidepressants, including Zoloft (sertraline). However, there are other potential causes of tinnitus. Recommend discussing with your provider to determine the cause. If you fully suspect this to be a side effect do not stop use of the Zoloft (sertraline) without coordinating with your provider -doing so may cause withdrawal symtoms. ...Read more
I have a problem with my ears, I keep hearing loud noises e.g Roaring and buzzing but my ear isn't sore at all ?
Tinitus: MAY be the condition you are dealing with. It includes sounds in the ear such as the buzzing you mention. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
I keep getting ear infection and buzzing in the ear for over 5 years because I'm afraid of goin to the doctors about it coz I don't like my ears touche?
Get check up: Tinnitus (buzzing) is sensation in the ear, that might relate to the chronic ear infection which you have. In the absence of proper treatment and doctor's follow up you may end up with having serious complications, such as inflammations around the brain, bone, cysts, deafness, facial weakness, etc. Overcome your fear, get the doctor's check up & treatment. ...Read more
I'm feeling dizzy lightheadedness when walking or turning my head with ringing or buzzing in my ears I have a small cold to more sinus?
Having a buzzing, tingly feeling in my hands and feet especially when standing. My ears also keep popping. Worried. Could this be brain related?
No, but...: No, but although it is most likely not "brain-related," that doesn't mean it couldn't be neurological. There's more to the nervous system than just the brain. The ear popping is not related. If you're worried, then of course see your doctor. If it is neurological, it's not something a disembodied doc on HealthTap or Dr. Google should be relied on to diagnose. You need live medical hands laid on you. ...Read more
I have had eustachian tube dysfunction for over a month with constant ringing/buzzing in my ears and periods of pressure. Does this ever go away?
Eustachian Tube Prob:
Yes, eustachian tube dysfunction varies with the amount of swelling of the membranes lining the tube. Irritants, like acid reflux, allergies and changes in the weather are common reasons for eustachian tube dysfunction. A recent head cold leads the list.
Try to gently clear your ears by blowing your nose with your mouth closed. This should not hurt — if it do you are blowing too hard. ...Read more
Have C7 facet fracture with pars 10 weeks ago for over a week have had buzzing in my ears could it be connected to injury worried now is it serious?
Possibly?: You didn't say how you got your cervical fracture, but I am sure some trauma was involved. If you fell, even if you didn't hit your head, the jarring could be contributing to your buzzing. Maybe your injury is more severe than expected. Get it checked out by your doctor. ...Read more
Been treated for anemia resulting from upper GI bleeding. Exact source as yet undetermined. But I'm also having intermittent and acute "cicada-like" loud buzzing sounds in my ears. Any connection?
For the past 3 or 4 days I've had an almost constant buzz in my ears with slight pressure.with mild head cold symptoms...could it be an ear infection?
When doing a hard workout, I easily get lightheaded and have a slight buzzing in my ears. I have a family history with low blood pressure. Related?
Symptoms: It is possible, get your BP checked when you are in that state ...Read more
My face and ears feel hot not red not flushed just hot3 days now I have pots and more than likely lupus. Is it the lupus or pots or just weird no fvr?
Something else: Discuss with primary---this is not consistent with lupus. ...Read more
I've this jaw/ear pressure that makes me think TMJ but also bad neck throbbing and POTS-like issues (go blind standing up). All related? Arteritis?
Can't say for sure: Coudl be TMJ. I have no data to indicate arteritis. I agree more than one process can be active. The complexity here indcates your best benefit is to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more