Can an outer ear infection cause ringing in the ears?

Yes. If the swelling of the external ear canal from an outer ear infection is severe enough you can get a temporary hearing loss which can accentuate ringing in the ears. The ringing of the ears should be evaluated if the ringing persists once the outer ear infection has resolved.

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Can outer ear infection cause ringing in ears?

Inner ear. Usually tinnitus is a symptom of hearing loss, or damage to the inner ear. Wax in the ear canal can make tinnitus or ringing seem louder because you do not hear outside sounds as well. Best to consult with your otolaryngologist. Read more...

I get outer ear infections all the time. Ent said it was no big deal. What could cause constant outer ear infections. Ears are always itchy.

Common Problem. This is a relatively common problem. Keep water out of your ears (ear plugs in the shower) and try to quit scratching the itch (hard to do). A topical otc steroid cream placeed at the entrance to the ear canal fro several days may break the itching/scratching cycle. Read more...

Can ear infections lead to tinnitus? Can an ear infection cause a high pitched noise in one's ear?

Yes. Inner ear infection can lead to ringing (tinnitus) as it affects the semicircular canals. Fluid behind the ear occurs as a result of healing and can lead to a funny sound as well...Chiropractic, homeopathic, craniosacral therapies can all help realign the inner ear and promote drainage of the fluid and spped healing. Read more...

I have an outer ear infection and have to catch 3 flights tomorrow. What can I do to minimize pain during the flight??? : (

Outer vs Middle. Outer ear infections (swimmers ear, external otitist) are not affected by changes in air pressure. Middle ear problems (otitis media - fluid behind eardrum) IS affected by air pressure changes. If outer ear and having pain, risky to take trip. If inner ear - risky to take trip. You can to things like decongestants, antibiotics. Still risky. Good luck!!!! Read more...

Hello I was diagnosed with an outer ear infection on friday and been on ear drops since. But not getting any better they put a ear wick in to help?

Ear wick. An ear wick would help distribute the medication better. If that doesn't help, have it rechecked. All the best. Read more...
Possible. An ear wick can help if the canal is very swollen and preventing the drops from entering the canal. . Read more...
Call doc. Sometimes the drops may cause a local reaction too. It is best to call your doc today and find out what to do next. Read more...