Hi, I am 31 and my ear troubles started 2 weeks ago; I was taking some Cialis, and I noticed a sudden loss of hearing in my left ear. Right away I stopped taking it, after reading on internet that it is one of the side-effects, about 2 days later my hearing came back in that ear at about 80%.. which was fine but not perfect, and it was like that for a whole week and a half, I felt like i was out of the woods.
2 Days ago I decided I was going to clean out my ears with Hydrogen Peroxide, got the ear wax out.. so I flushed each ear with about 3cc;s of the 3% kind.. both my left and right ear became clogged up.. hearing was really awful, it was a complete nightmare especially at work, trying to avoid all conversation. I've been tryign to hold my nose and pop my ears to have them clear out, and also clasping my hand over my ears to create sucsion to get the liquid out.
Yesterday I decided to try Olive Oil in both ears, with some ear popping and clasping my Right ear unclogged and hearing was better there than prior to the wax cleaning... the problem is my left ear.. today at work, we use earplugs at work, and it made no difference in my left ear if the plug was in or not.. while in the right ear, its 50 times louder without. I also noticed I have what seems to be Tinnitius in that ear also, but only when coming out of a loud environment into a quiet one is it a problem.. which did get on my nerves at one point, and made me feel dizzy.. Oddly enough i felt more comfortable in the loud environment where i work, when I had ear plugs in both my ears,,, than when I went to the breakroom and had to deal with a TV, people chatting, and refrigerators buzzing...
basically I am not sure what is going on here... I am hoping I somehow ruptured my eardrum with the hydrogen peroxide, and it will all fix itself in a few weeks... but the most pessimistic outlook of mine is that it has something to do with the cialis/nerve damage from 2 weeks ago, even tho logically i would have thought I was out of those woods... basically to summarize... warm, clogged, humming/ringing, feeling in my left ear, it pops and cracks when i yawn or try n pop it, but no change in hearing .. there really is not any pain, besides the discomfort of the whole situation, pressure in it/clogged feeling etc...
ALSO on a side note at around when i took that Cialis, I also started using this device called the Powerlung, which is a ressistance training for inhaling and exhaling... I used it to help me build stamina for when i play amateur hockey... I am also now thinking maybe somehow with that rigorous inhaling exhaling i popped my ear drum.. and it has been popped for 2 weeks now but now with the hydrogen peroxide that i did as wax cleaning the other day.. it made it worse.
Re: Deaf in Ear after cleaning with Hydrogen Peroxide
Thanks for the reply BCindy.. maybe I am being a little in denial and stubborn, but with the long weekend, so 3 days of no work, and ear not getting any worse, or better.. And from reading a little bit on this website and others, I"m gonna treat it as if I got an middle ear infection.
Taking Amoxcillin as an anti-biotic and Mucinex D to help me drain out whatever might be in there. if that don't work, then yeah of to the doctors office for sure.. I also picked up some Murine Ear wax removal system.