Colds and Stuffed/Clogged Ears — Tinnitus Through the Roof

Discussion in 'Support' started by Bart, Oct 30, 2018.

    1. Bart
      Doh

      Bart Member

      Location:
      Antwerp
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/06/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      2014 Noise / 2018 ototoxic meds
      I think I got sinusitis since Sunday, and while it eventually did not have much impact on my tinnitus, it was actually getting a bit better after a long spike, since today my ears and nose feel terribly clogged and stuffed, and the tinnitus is through the roof.

      Is this normal for a cold?
       
    2. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi @Bart,
      Sinusitis can spike tinnitus and cause post nasal drip and that can get in your eustation tubes.
      Steroid nasal sprays can help and antihistamines to reduce the mucus .
      An extra pillow at night can help.
      Sudafed can help clear mucus and steam inhalation.

      love glynis
       
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    3. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      Could steroid nasal sprays and antihistamines be ototoxic? Has anyone read or written any posts about steroid nasal sprays or antihistamines causing tinnitus to spike?
       
    4. Zeneth
      Wishful

      Zeneth Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe noise?
      Not sure if it was a coincidence, but right after I took a steroid nasal spray my tinnitus got permanently louder and I developed a hissing sound.. I haven’t had any since
       
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    5. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
      F***...................................
       
    6. Deamon22

      Deamon22 Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador

      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Head Trauma/Cold?
      Well i also used one and mine didn‘t changed. Just to throw it in here. And my tinnitus came together with a cold. If anything the spray made it better.
       
    7. Zeneth
      Wishful

      Zeneth Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Maybe noise?
      Maybe it was the brand/steroid I used, I don’t remember though
       
    8. Arjay

      Arjay Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2010
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possibly ear cleaning but I'll never know for sure
      Got a head cold Dec 1, it was cured by Dec 10, clear nose and breathing now but the spike remains. I've been on Flonase for 6 days. No real change up or down so far. The spike does vary however, higher one day then lower the next then higher the next again. No rhyme or reason.
       

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