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What to do if I woke up deaf in one ear 7 mornings ago!?

What to do if I woke up deaf in one ear 7 mornings ago!?

See a doctor ASAP: What you describe may be sudden sensorineural hearing loss. You need a hearing test to determine if that is the case. If so, prompt initiation of therapy can lead to a greater degree of recovery than if treatment is delayed. ...Read more

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A few years ago i woke up deaf in one ear, the right ear, that was the side i slept on. I was fine before going to bed.

A few years ago i woke up deaf in one ear, the right ear, that was the side i slept on. I was fine before going to bed.

No relation: The fact that you slept on that side had nothing to do with it. Keep in mind that you change position on average every 20 minutes while sleeping. ...Read more

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My 8 month old woke up this morning with one ear red hot and swollen. Its her outer ear, mostly the lobe, dosnt look to go inside the ear. What is thi?

My 8 month old woke up this morning with one ear red hot and swollen. Its her outer ear, mostly the lobe, dosnt look to go inside the ear. What is thi?

Follow this am: People often tell me that their child's ear is red, then we end up diagnosing ear infection later in the day/week. However, i think it's also common that kids ears are red b/c they sleep on them or maybe b/c kid has a fever. If redness persists, especially w/pain or fever, good idea to have it checked. ...Read more

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I just woke up intensely dizzy with my ears leaking fluid. If a CSF leak was happening, would it only be in one ear? Vestibular cause more likely?

I just woke up intensely dizzy with my ears leaking fluid. If a CSF leak was happening, would it only be in one ear? Vestibular cause more likely?

Seek immediate help: Very difficult to determine without proper exam. Reasons for ear drainage vary widely and must be properly diagnosed and treated as soon as possible. Please, seek medical attention with your pcp or any other provider who can see you within a day or two.. ...Read more

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What causes ringing in one ear only?

What causes ringing in one ear only?

Tinnitus: Asymmetric tinnitus is an acoustic neuroma until proven otherwise. Your ENT must examine you and evaluate with an audiogram and MRI if suspicious of neuroma. Otherwise it may be due to ear infection or acoustic trauma or loud noise exposure in that ear. Almost any other etiology would be bilateral. meniere's can also theoretically cause unilateral tinnitus but usually with hearing loss or fullness ...Read more

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Spontaneous and short lived ringing in one ear - very loud, it almost feels like I've been hit in the head. This happens once every few days.

Spontaneous and short lived ringing in one ear - very loud, it almost feels like I've been hit in the head. This happens once every few days.

Tinnitus: If your tinnitus is of recent origin and if it's associated with new hearing loss and/or vertigo, evaluation by an otolaryngologist or a neurologist is recommended. However if you're experiencing only periodic short bursts of tinnitus, I would hold off on any otoneurolgic investigation at this time and regard your symptoms as nothing serious. See a specialist as needed. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of ear ringing in one ear?

How do I get rid of ear ringing in one ear?

See your doctor.: We have to figure out why there is ringing. See your doctor for the diagnosis and therapeutic options. ...Read more

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Can ringing in one ear be caused from sinus surgery?

Can ringing in one ear be caused from sinus surgery?

Unlikely, possible: it is possible but unlikely. I would make sure there is nothing else wrong in the ear. Like fluid in your ear? or it can be from your irrigations some times. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a ringing in one ear following otitis media with effusion, will this ringing go away when the fluid drains away?

I have a ringing in one ear following otitis media with effusion, will this ringing go away when the fluid drains away?

Tinnitus and Otitis: Yes. Generally the ringing in the ears will subside once the otitis abates and the fluid is absorbed. Tinnitus is very annoying, so let's hope it disappears sooner than later! ...Read more