Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
123 Doctors are Online

Had throat infection, hearing ringing sound in ear. What could be the cause? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Jun-2013
User rating for this question
Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 983 Questions
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hi, XXXXXXX here
User:I had throat infection few days back and i am fine now.
User:but, i hear rining sound in my right ear now.
Doctor:Can you explain further - if you have any other symtoms?
User:while i had throat infection, i had consulted a doctor, he had gave me nasal drops to use.
User:for couple of days i felt sound is getting blocked, and now i feel ringing sound.
User:no other symptoms
Doctor:Is there any hearing deficits / ear discharge or earache now?
Doctor:Let me brief you.
User:but, i feel little hearing deficits exist because of rining sound
User:otherwise no other issue
Doctor:The ringing sensation you have is termed tinnitus in medical terms;
Doctor:it usually accompanies or follows an ear/upper respiratory infection
User:another point: there is some white particle in my ear, my wife told me about that
Doctor:this doesn't worry me, if you do not have any other associated symptoms.
User:when i informed the doctor he told me that infection might hv spread from throat to ear
Doctor:That's right.
Doctor:Infection can spread from the throat to the ear
Doctor:and this is responsible for the ringing sensations.
Doctor:However as you are on treatment for the throat infection, I will not worry if the symptoms is restricted to ringing sensation alone.
Doctor:As when you are cured of throat/nasal infection
Doctor:the ringing sensation also would stop.
Doctor:However if you develop other symptoms like ear ache, ear discharge or hearing difficulties it needs to be checked.
User:is that white particle in my ear fungus?
Doctor:The white particle may be a discharge or wax/
Doctor:Wax may also cause the ringing sensation.
User:how do i clean it?
Doctor:You can put DEWAX drops one drop in both the ears two times a day for five days
Doctor:Current recommendations are against self probing of ear. So as you put drops it softens the wax and is easy for removal by expert
Doctor:Since the external canal is exposed to dust, it is prone for easy infection. The wax captures the external agents adds more problems
Doctor:*simple infection
User:where can i get my ear cleaned around BTM Layout?
Doctor:You can find an ENT specialist, if you want we can help you find a good one too
Doctor:You can use our other service, FIX AN APPOINTMENT
User:Thanks for the informaion.
Doctor:Do you have any queries that I assist further
Doctor:Thanks for visiting me.
Doctor:Bye for now
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor