Ear Infection and Pink Eye — Will Antibiotics Bring Down My Worsened Tinnitus and Ear Fullness?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Shelbylynn, Feb 16, 2020.

    1. Shelbylynn
      Depressed

      Shelbylynn Member

      Location:
      Fresno, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert/lifelong music abuse
      I have already had tinnitus for a month from concert... managed to catch a cold despite my best attempts not to. I was doing horribly, then ok. Then horrible, then ok mentally with the tinnitus.

      Now I have an ear infection in my left ear. Just barely started my antibiotics, I’m hoping the fullness will go down and the volume of the tinnitus in the affected ear will too.

      Does anyone have any hope for me that treating the ear infection will help?
       
    2. Kriszti

      Kriszti Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016/2017/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I haven't had an ear infection since tinnitus onset, but I think, when the fullness and clogged feeling resolves, your tinnitus will go back to baseline, because you will hear more from the outside world. Also, I don't have the link, @Bill Bauer shared it, that lots of people who had acoustic trauma due to being in close proximity to bombing had their resulting tinnitus lessen and even go away. So don't give up hope.
      But be careful, because some of the antibiotics are ototoxic, aminoglycosides ("mycins" ) are definitely are, so if possible, avoid them.
       
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    3. Bill Bauer
      No Mood

      Bill Bauer Member Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      February, 2017
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma
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      Shelbylynn
      Depressed

      Shelbylynn Member

      Location:
      Fresno, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert/lifelong music abuse
      I’ve been on Augmentin but it’s been 7 days out of the 10 prescribed and the infection is lingering. I’m a little worried because may have to go back and be changed. Not sure what antibiotics are safe for tinnitus. Is there a list?
       
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      Shelbylynn
      Depressed

      Shelbylynn Member

      Location:
      Fresno, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert/lifelong music abuse
    6. Kriszti

      Kriszti Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016/2017/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      Yes, there is. You can search for "Ototoxic Brochure" in Google, or if I'm correct, Dr. Nagler shared a list as well. Generally speaking, aminoglycosides are considered to be the more connected to tinnitus. Amoxicillin which is in Augmentin is considered to be pretty safe.
       
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      Shelbylynn
      Depressed

      Shelbylynn Member

      Location:
      Fresno, California
      Tinnitus Since:
      1/2019
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Concert/lifelong music abuse
      Unfortunately it hasn’t been completely eradicating the infection and I’m still having pain into the 8th day. So may go back tomorrow to see what can be done or should be done. I don’t think it’s going to heal up in two days. But it would be great if it did. I may have to go on something else besides the Augmentin.
       
    8. Jack Straw
      Balanced

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      Location:
      US
      Tinnitus Since:
      1990s
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      @Shelbylynn out of curiosity what antibiotic eye drops did they give you and did it affect your tinnitus?
       
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