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What causes buzzing in ears?

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Posted on Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Question: Hi about 3 weeks ago I had a sudden buzzing in my ears and a scene satin that I needed to pop my ears along with a serreal feeling that pasted after a few minutes but just didn't feel like my self. I went to my dr a a few days later he felt it may be allergies. I have never suffered from allergies. He gave me a nose spray and Zyrtec, I still a buzz sound in my ears. What should I do next.
It's driving mr crazy.




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Answered by Dr. Rajkishori Godhi (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
eustachian tube dysfunction

Detailed Answer:
Hello Madam,

From your symptoms I feel that you have eustachian tube dysfunction.
The eustachian tube connects the nose to the ear. It is responsible for mainataining middle ear pressure. Block of this tube results in buzzing sound in the ear, hearing loss and pain in the ear.

Block can happen due to infections or allergies.
You will need complete ENT examination to know whether it is block or allergy, so please see an ENT specialist.

Till then you can instill decongestant nose drops like otrivin.
These drops decongest the eustachian tube thereby maintaining the middle ear pressure. Instill 3 drops in ear nostril 3 times a day for 6 days and follow it up with steam inhalation.

Chewing gum also improves the functioning of the tube.

You can also do the valsalve exercise to uncolg the tube. The details of the exercise can be found on Youtube.

Drink lots of water and avoid air conditioning.

Regards,
Dr Rajkishori Godhi
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What causes buzzing in ears?

Brief Answer: eustachian tube dysfunction Detailed Answer: Hello Madam, From your symptoms I feel that you have eustachian tube dysfunction. The eustachian tube connects the nose to the ear. It is responsible for mainataining middle ear pressure. Block of this tube results in buzzing sound in the ear, hearing loss and pain in the ear. Block can happen due to infections or allergies. You will need complete ENT examination to know whether it is block or allergy, so please see an ENT specialist. Till then you can instill decongestant nose drops like otrivin. These drops decongest the eustachian tube thereby maintaining the middle ear pressure. Instill 3 drops in ear nostril 3 times a day for 6 days and follow it up with steam inhalation. Chewing gum also improves the functioning of the tube. You can also do the valsalve exercise to uncolg the tube. The details of the exercise can be found on Youtube. Drink lots of water and avoid air conditioning. Regards, Dr Rajkishori Godhi