Hi everyone I've had tinnitus for over 4 years now which I believe was caused by loud noise exspoure and/or possibly an antibiotic. Around the same time I aquired tinnitus I also began having crackeling mucus sounds in my ear when I swallow. I recently stumbled upon an article where someone with these exact same symptoms went to their ENT and was told that a virus was causing it and was prescribe Valtex. I myself have never taken this med but I was diagonsed with Herpes type 2 over ten years ago. Has anyone taken an antivirula for tinnitus or noise crackeling when they swallow?