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Ringing in ear? Remedies

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by JuneyBooney, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. I have been having an upper respiratory problem with sore throat for many weeks but now the right ear is ringing a lot. Do you guys know any good remedies for stopping the ringing? The ear feels like it needs to pop like going up a mountain. Thanks
  2. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    You could see a doc. Prednisone (a steroid) may help but most likely you're going to have to wait it out. I'm going through the same thing right now. It's been two weeks and the pressure and ringing is driving me up the wall. I basically have lost most hearing in that ear. From what I understand these things can take months to resolve. At least the pain aspect of it went away within a few days.

    You could try antihistamines and decongestants but they haven't been doing much for me, really. I haven't been shooting since this started, as I don't know if the noise stress would prolong this. OTOH, maybe it would help unblock it!
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2013



    Feb 12, 2001
    Saline solution sprayed up the doc says irrigating is a good way to unblock.

    Any drugstore sells the bottles.

    Good luck
  4. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    Apr 7, 2011
    Arlington, VA.

    I use a product called Ocean Spray.

    Your ears, sinuses and teeth are all connected, and when those areas get crammed with thick mucus due to de-hydration, it needs to be drained. Not draining is how bad bacterial infections start.
  5. I bought some of that on the first week. I could not hardly breathe at night so I used it and it worked. Then I thought i was getting better but nope..right ear is driving me up the wall and I guess I relapsed a bit. Thanks for the suggestion though. I will keep using the spray.
  6. I guess I have not been drinking enough fluids and then the stoppage comes. I may try Ocean Spray and see if that works better than the generic stuff.
  7. Mine started before Christmas and I thought it was going away but still here and the ringing is a pain in the rear. I guess it is better than the flu but not a real lot of fun. Thanks for the info.
  8. The Fed

    The Fed

    Dec 23, 2012
    Central Florida
    What medication did/are you taking? Many can cause tinnitus. Mine was caused by a diuretic. If you're still taking anything new, stop and wait a week or so.
  9. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    Apr 7, 2011
    Arlington, VA.
    I have been in the same exact condition as you. De-hydration is the biggest culprit, and being sedate (not walking/running, which drains out your sinuses) is also a big problem, because people are sedate when they're sick.

    Any saline nasal spray will work. It's nothing but saline solution you blast up your nose into your sinuses, not really any type of medication. Generic or not, it makes no difference.

    Again, drink lots of water, and get up and get moving, use the saline sprays.
  10. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

    Dec 28, 2000

    They'll still ring but you won't care.
  11. :rofl:That sounds right.
  12. I have tried to remain active and that is probably the problem...start to get better and then get sick again by going out with a wet head etc. Of course some say that it is germs..I say old wives tales are right. :faint:

    Being sick really does stink. I can see it in my eyes..they get bags etc so I know it is there again and the ringing is constant.
  13. I used to get that as a kid but haven't had that in years but I may have to wash them out just to see if it helps but more likely than not it is still infection related. But thanks for reminding me. I know why my vertigo is kicking in now..the ear. :embarassed:
  14. Drain You

    Drain You NRA member

    Apr 25, 2012
    People putting cranberry juice up they noses.

    Make sure if you do try to irrigate that you do not use tap water, leastwise you want a brain eating amoeba to have a family reunion inside your head

    Also if you over do it with saline you can actually make things worse.
  15. M&P15T

    M&P15T Beard One

    Apr 7, 2011
    Arlington, VA.
    Another suggestion:

    BIG vitamins to boost your immune system, and light exercise to do the same.

    GNC makes these Vita-Packs that pack a whollop, and give you great B-vitamin energy to boot. And 30 mintues of cardio to start clearing out your sinuses and lungs, plus plenty of sleep. No booze, no smoking....yada-yada-yada.

    Gotta attack it from all angles.
  16. RenoF250


    Feb 23, 2008
    They have pills at the drugstore for ringing ears. I have no idea if they work though. You could also try and ear cleaning kit. Stuffed up head usually puts more junk in your ear.
  17. CigarandScotch

    CigarandScotch Fartacus

    Sep 22, 2011
    Naw Cackalacky
    A daily tablespoon of vinegar. It took a few days for me, but my problem is chronic and recurring, so I always know when it is coming on and this method just plain works. And lower your sodium intake for awhile.
  18. I may try that and see if it helps. I guess anything is worth a try. :cool:
  19. That hurts just thinking about it. :faint: