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Old 03-14-2012, 02:08 PM   #1
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Tinnitus during and now after ear infection

Hi,

I had some discomfort and tinnitus in my left ear for quite a while and so went to the doctors at the start of the year. He said I had an ear infection and gave me some antibiotics to clear it up. According to the doctor it was quite a ‘severe’ infection (probably paraphrasing, I can't remember specifically what he said. Suffice to say, it was quite a whopper) and it took a while to shift. I still had the tinnitus after the infection and he thought I might've had some mucous behind the eardrum so he gave me some stuff for that. Anyway I got checked out by a specialist and he concluded that this wasn’t the case; he said my ear looks absolutely fine. Is it normal for the tinnitus to stick around for a while until everything ‘settles down’? If so how long does it normally take to do so in vague terms? The tinnitus sounds like a relatively quiet and less angry white noise; I’m seventeen; generally quite healthy and it’s probably been 2 months(ish) since the infection cleared up if any of these facts have any implication.

Thanks a lot

 
Old 03-17-2012, 04:58 PM   #2
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Re: Tinnitus during and now after ear infection

Alright mate

I've only just joined this site and I experience very similar symptoms to yourself. I've got 2 posts, have a read through them, I think you might find some of the stuff I've mentioned quite helpful.

Anything else, send me a PM or just reply on here.

 
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Old 05-07-2012, 01:14 PM   #3
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Re: Tinnitus during and now after ear infection

I had a bad ear infection when I was 8 years old and after the antibiotics were completed and the ear infection gone, I noticed I had ringing in my ears. I went to my then pediatrician, and he of course did not "see" anything wrong with my ears and being a child, I wonder if he even believed me. I am now 34 years old and I have had constant bilateral ringing since, 24/7. That is 26 years of annoying ringing and sometimes it gets worse, but if I try to get my mind off of it, the ringing goes back to the "normal" tone. I also hear a clicking/popping sound every single time I swallow. Fortunately, my hearing is excellent but if the ringing just decreased, I would be in heaven!!

During Chiropratic school, my anatomy professor informed me that in the 80s there was an antibiotic that had a side effect of tinnitus (don't recall the name) so I am sure that the antibiotic did this to me, as my ears were 100% normal before. I have never tried any herbal remedies and ANYTHING anyone has to recommend would be appreciated.

I have lived with it for 26 of my 34 years, so I can continue to live with it, but I will be first in line for a fail-safe treatment!

 
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