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Noise in the ear after having cold and while opening the mouth. Reason?

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i have had this nolise in the ear after a cold in all probablity. my cold is gone but the noise persists. i can hear the noise a bit louder when i open my mouth wide or wheni clench my teeth or when i press the top of my head with my hands i have no giddiness no othe symptoms - no pain when eating etc please suggest. ear tests say normal only for a small loss in 4k

Asked On : Thu, 2 May 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
reason being u might have developed otitis media following cold...the noise u hear is known as tinnitus...

rx-azithromycin(500mg/day for 7days)+anticold(ex-trade name-serayas bid)+nasal decongestants-sinarest-s bid) for 7days...

otitis media occur due to obstruction of eustachian tube following cold...there will be collection of secretions multiplication of bacteria and inflammation of middle ear...

tinnitus is will resolve after treatment...

u must keep ur ears dry and clean..nevr use ear bud.....coz it will push the wax inside...

actually normal process of wax is it will gradually shedd off from inside to outside..wen u use ear buds,,u r pushing outcoming wax may also cause tinnitus...

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General & Family Physician Dr. Mukesh Tilgam's  Response
Welcome To HCM
As you have persistant noise in the ear,
It may be due to wax in the ear which is the commonnest cause of this type of symptomes.
so i will consult you to your doctor
i will also advise you to dont insert any thing inside the ear to clean it. other wise it may be harmful
take care
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