Ear Infection Causing Increased Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by Clonix, Feb 21, 2016.

    1. Clonix

      Clonix Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Hello forum, this is my first post. My name is Lee and I'm from Denmark and I've been going through an ear infection (which seems to be over, I'm on my last set of pills tomorrow). It started as a flu and an ear infection at the same time, and one day in bed I turned over and I heard a pop and my ear hurt. I went to the doctor the next day, and he told me the inside of my ear was very red and prescibed me with some penicillin (phenoxymethylpenicillinkalium). The pain in my ear has subsided now, but it feels as if my left ear is blocked sort of. I can hear through it fine, but it seems almost as if I have an earplug in it. Furthermore, I had a ringing sensation, which I was told is normal when you have an ear infection, however, the ringing sensasion has become worse and worse every single day and is causing me headaches. I'm going to attempt to get an appointment at an ear specialist tomorrow, but I'm rather anxious at the moment. Does anyone know why the tinnitus is becoming worse?
    2. glynis

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Lee and a warm welcome to the forum.
      After a ear infection it can take a few weeks after medication has finished for the ear to settle down and for tinnitus also.

      Sometimes infections need a second course of medication so best get your ears checked to see if the infection has cleared up.

      Try to stay calm as stressing over it can increase your tinnitus .
      Your eustatian tubes could be blocked from the virus too making your ears feel blocked up.
      Keep posting for support ....lots of love glynis
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    3. AUTHOR

      Clonix Member

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      My tinnitus has subsided :) My doctor said it will disappear eventually, that it's very common that the individual gets tinnitus after an ear infection. It takes time (days to months to years) for it to disappear, but for young folk it usually disappears within a few weeks. Mine went away one morning and has been away ever since :)
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