Does Your Tinnitus Get Worse During/After a Cold?

Discussion in 'Support' started by bianca81, Mar 25, 2016.

    1. bianca81

      bianca81 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Hello! Im 6 months in with T and just when i thought I was getting habituated i got a cold about a week ago (nose /head congestion) and my T has been louder AND in both ears now (used to be right ear only) this pretty common? Should i expect it ro spike every time i get a cold from now on? Thanks and i hope this will quiet down soon for me !
    2. Sarah Russett

      Sarah Russett Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      August 2015 - April 2017 (now T-free)
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      probably. yes, don't worry about a plain old cold. most likely just the congestion making you spike.
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    3. AUTHOR

      bianca81 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Thanks!!! Yeah it feels like feeling better not congested anymore although my left ear feels a bit "muffled" and "full" and thats where T is worse now....its just frustrating when i was finally feeling "good" about T and moving on now im like great bot ears now and louder!!! But i will keep positive and hopefully will quiet down soon :)
    4. glynis

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      A cold virus can trigger a Tinnitus spike and make your hearing down.
      Using a mucous linctus and steam inhalation can help clear your tubes.....lots of love glynis
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