My Ear wont Stop Ringing! HELP!!!

United States
November 23, 2007 8:06am CST
Wednesday night I coughed pretty hard and my ear started ringing. Its kinda a fuzzy ringing noise. I dont know what happened. When someone talks to me in a normal tone I cant hear on that side. And if my kids cry or scream I feel like my head will expload its sooo loud. No happy medium either cant hear or way to loud. Now my ear isnt red or infected or painfull. Its now friday morning and its still doing it. I tried cleaning it, and chewing to pop my ear.... nothing. Does anyone have any ideas on what it might be?? Any help would be sooo appreciated. Thanx in advance!
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5 responses
• United States
24 Nov 07
Hi Copper, hope your feeling a little better by now, it's Saturday morning. Sometimes when this happens it could actually be from taking a shower and getting some water in your ears, or, if you have allergies that also can be a cause. I can imagine that your going crazy with this. It also might possibly be just wax doing this too. Any way you look at it, it needs to open back up. My suggestion for the moment would be to take a decongestant with an antihistimine in it, which is exactly what I would do. Or, you can just take a decongestant, as the antihistimine will make you sleepy (good for nighttime). I could go on and on here but don't want to write a book, lol! This should clear it up in a day or two...hopefully a day, but take them as directed and don't forget to do it...........take care, hon!
• United States
26 Dec 07
Thank You Copper for BR...what a nice surprise!...Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
24 Nov 07
well i know this is gonna sound crazy but if you need to pop your ear take a drop of vicks vapor rub and place it before your earlobe and leave it there for as long as you can, your ear will pop.i had to do this a few weeks ago and it worked wonders.pattie
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• Philippines
24 Nov 07
must have been caused by the hard coughing. i tried that one too but only lasted for about two days, my friend said must be caused by stress.. did you have it checked already?
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• United States
23 Nov 07
I can only say I truly know how you feel. I had this problem for a few weeks. I can't remember how I got it either. It bothered me morning,noon,and night. I finally stopped hearing the ringing. Sometimes I thought I wonder if I am going crazy. I did not even want to ask my doctor. I just let it be. It went away and thank god. Just talk to your doctor if it does not go away. Also try chewing bubble gum not chewing gum. You know like the bubblelicious type.
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@ky1119 (699)
• United States
23 Nov 07
I don't have any idea what that might be. It definitely sounds like you need to have that checked out by your doctor. I wouldn't wait too long. I'd go as soon as possible if I were you.
• United States
23 Nov 07
Ya if its still like this on monday Im going to my doctor. I would hate to loose the hearing in my ear.