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    Old 06-06-2013, 10:34 AM   #1
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    acarr23 HB User
    Got Water in ear, now have whooshing and tinnitus.

    Several days ago I was wetting my hair under the sink and got some water in my left ear. Waited a couple of days for it to go away, but now I have a stuffed feeling inside of the ear, as well as tinnitus. I also have a whooshing sound when I change my posture, like blood rushing into my ear, and I can't hear as well as I could before this happened.

    This isn't the first time I've had this whooshing and tinnitus, but before it was accompanied by real hearing loss (about 90%). However, I was able to reverse this by using vinpocetine and clonazepam. What I have now seems almost exactly the same, but before it was caused by ototoxicity.

    Someone on an IRC channel gave me the following advice:

    <person> yeah ok heres the thing
    <person> its not water in ur ear then
    <person> at least not your outter ear
    <person> probably fluid in your middle ear
    <person> either that or u got some freaky ****ed up outter ear
    <person> n u need to clean that **** cuz its trapping water for more than 2 days
    <person> take some ibuprofin, drop some hot(ish) olive oil in ur ear, and like microwave a wet towl or something and stick it on your neck under your ear
    So far I've taken two 200mg ibuprofens.. one at 9 am EST, and one about 20 minutes (1:10pm EST) ago.

    So, what is going on with my ear, and how can I fix it?

    Last edited by acarr23; 06-06-2013 at 10:35 AM.

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