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Why My Ears Ring
Common: Tinnitus - any abnormal sound in the ears is very common. It can be a ring/ a cricket sound/ static, etc. It is many times associated with hearing loss but sometime you can have normal hearing. If it is only on one side... I'd be more concerned - either way it may be best to be seen by an ENT and get an audiogram. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tinnitis?: Many potential causes of tinnitis - ringing in ears - including fluid, infection. Most commonly, though, is hearing loss of life. Depending on your age, a life-time of noise can cause hearing loss, termed presbycusis. That results in a ringing, at about the frequency where you have the greatest loss. Sort of like "phantom limb syndrome" for the ears. Reco: see an ent, get a hearing test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably your fault: Almost all of my patients with itchy ears clean their ears with qtips or use peroxide or other measures. You need healthy wax in your ear canals. Wax moistens and protects the skin. Remove healthy wax and your skin drys outs and becomes inflamed. This leads to itching. Stop cleaning your ears. Get some1% Hydrocortisone cream. With a clean finger take some cream and rub it into your ears 3xday 1 wk. ...Read more
A metal sensitivity : Possibly a metal sensitivity. Depending on what metal your earrings are made from, that could explain the itching. A good percentage of people have a sensitivity to nickel. ...Read more
Several things: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Takes long time: The regular ear piercing takes up to 8 weeks to heal, the cartilage piercing can take much longer, and you need to make sure that you clean and rotate earrings during all this time 2-3 times a day. If it has been longer than that, return to the place that did the piercing or go to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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