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Have tenitis. MRI shows no tumors. Dizziness, ear pressure. Prescribed Nazonex and antibiotics. Should I continue exercising?

Hello, I have had tenitis for about 3 months. I have had an MRI which the results did not show any tumors. My problem started when after working on a phone 8 hours a day for 6 months as a customer sevice rep. While on the phone, I had a dizzy feeling and also at that time I became very congested. That night is when I noticed the ringing in my ear with terrible pressure to the back of my ears and sinuses. I have seen my family doctor as well as a ENT doctor which have given me nazonex and antibiotics . I have even check with my dentist for TMJ . I have left the customer service job because I feel that this may have caused some of my trouble with my ears, which the left one is giving me the most trouble, and this is the one I used the most on a hand held phone. The ENT doctor told me that I have acute allergies and sinus. As I read your article I notice the information concerning the pulsating and humming tinitus. From time to time I can hear pulsation and humming in my left ear. I have tried to exercise to get circulation in my ear and sinus area. Should I continue to exercise or should I seek a doctor to check to see what type of tenitis I may have? The ENT said that there is nothing further he could offer. Please let me know what other doctor or specialist I can see to help me. I feel better than I did in the beginning, but I would like to feel even better if possible. Thank you for your professional answer.
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,

You seem to be suffering from tinnitus which may be related to your work on use of phones for a long time in the same ear.

You are already in the right track by changing your work and performing an MRI. A little more work up is needed to resolve the issue:

1. You need to undergo a complete examination of your blood profile including the cholesterol levels.
2. Get an audiometry test and repeat it every six months
3. Google for a list of ototoxic drugs and avoid them at all costs
4. There is a recent drug which is a prostaglandin analogue which i have used as tablets and injections in around two hundred patients and have got good results. Consult your ENT and ask about the same (its called Tinnicar)
5. Ignore the sound if everything else is normal. If you do have allergies and sinus problem then you need to be evaluated further and given permanent cure for them to be in control. That may indirectly improve your ear situation also

take care and get back if you need

Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Fri, 16 Aug 2013
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