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i have been experiencing crackling popping in my right ear for a couple of weeks now it seems to get louder and more of a machine gun with more loud noises start last 5 or 10 sec then stops and starts again

By Anonymous March 27, 2018 - 12:54pm
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i have been experiencing crackling popping in my right ear for a couple of weeks now it seems to get louder when there is loud noises such as music and a truck going by or a machine running it last for apx 5 to 10 seconds and then 10 seconds stop then start all over again I need help

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Hello Anon

Thank you for writing - your symptoms sound irritating and painful.

You may have something called Tinnitus. We can't diagnose anything for our readers but you may have something called Tinnitus which is the perception of abnormal ear or head noises. Tinnitus is unpleasant enough itself, and is sometimes a symptom of other problems, including hearing loss , tumors, and narrowing of the blood vessels. Noises may be high pitched and “ringing,” or sound more like a clicking, popping or crackling noise. Some tinnitus is pulsatile, which means it may be caused by the flow of blood that accompanies each heart beat, and this happens in cases of narrowing of the blood vessels.

Tinnitus treatment depends on what is causing the symptoms. This may mean, for example:

Wearing a specially made splint to help manage TMJ
Taking antibiotics for a sinus or ear infection
Removal of wax from the ear canal
Therapy aims to eliminate or reduce bothersome sensations. Treatment may include:

Antidepressants may be helpful in some patients. If Meniere's disease (a relatively common cause of tinnitus) is diagnosed, medications specific to that disorder may be prescribed.

Other mediations include valium .

Mechanical Devices
Devices include:

Hearing aid—sometimes relieves tinnitus and improves hearing in some people with hearing loss
Tinnitus masker—a device that emits a low level of white noise to help cover up the internal sensations and block out external noises
Lifestyle and Self-care Measures
Measures to discuss with your doctor if no cure or specific treatment is available include:

Learn and practice stress management and relaxation techniques.
Biofeedback may help. Biofeedback teaches people how to control body functions they normally do not think about.
Consider seeing a counselor to develop new coping skills and relaxation techniques.
Consider joining a support group .
Avoid anything that makes tinnitus sensations worse, such as:
Loud noises
Exercise regularly to improve circulation.
Make time to relax and get enough sleep .
Playing a radio or a white-noise machine for about 30 minutes at bedtime may help relieve the ringing sensations at night.
Surgery may help relieve certain causes of tinnitus if the cause of the tinnitus is treated.

Tinnitus caused by a tumor frequently subsides after the growth is removed.
If the tinnitus is due to wax build-up, it can be relieved by cleaning the ears.
Abnormalities in blood vessels which lead to tinnitus can sometimes be corrected with surgery.
Surgery may also be an option for patients with Meniere's disease, but is usually performed only for disabling dizziness.
You may be able to prevent tinnitus from developing with a few simple measures:

Avoid exposure to excessive noise.
Wear earplugs in noisy situations.
Wear earmuffs when mowing the grass.
Learn and practice stress management and relaxation techniques.
Limit use of drugs that damage hearing.

Anon, you will need to see a doctor to know exactly what's going on.


March 27, 2018 - 1:44pm
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