Nose Spray Solved My Tinnitus!

Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by Jamie G, May 27, 2016.

    1. Jamie G
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      Jamie G Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection/swollen Eustachian tubes
      I had a really bad cold and blocked ears in September last year, antibiotics helped the blocked ears to finally clear but as my hearing returned to normal I could hear a high pitched ringing sound. Having been worried there was nothing that could be done about it, I went to an ENT doctor and he used a camera to identify swelling inside my nose. He prescribed a couple of sprays and the swelling went down and now 2 months later the sound is virtually unnoticeable :)

      Jamie
       
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    2. christinefisher
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      christinefisher Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Greece
      Tinnitus Since:
      03/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud Noise
      Happy you are free now :)
       
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    3. JohnnyMx
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      JohnnyMx Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Apr/2013
      Great news!

      Just remember... take care of your ears more than ever!
       
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    4. barbb

      barbb Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
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      Jamie G
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      Jamie G Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection/swollen Eustachian tubes
      I used one called Otrivine Adult Nasal Spray for a week and another called Avamys Nasal Spray suspension for 6 weeks.
       
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      Jamie G
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      Jamie G Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection/swollen Eustachian tubes
      Update: turns out it didn't entirely solve the problem. Seems that my tubes became swollen again after I stopped using the spray. I find a combination of decongestants and restarting the nose spray really helps but the tinnitus ends up returning again quite quickly soon after I stop. After a few days of nose spray/decongesting I can feel my ears popping often and there is a noticeable decrease in ringing but it is only a temporary fix. Does anybody have any ideas on a better, more long-term solution?

      Thank you,

      Jamie
       
    7. Dee Willikers
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      Dee Willikers Member

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      Jan 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ENT inflammation
      Dear All,

      I'm late to the party (it's Feb. 2020) but I've been taking an allergy nose spray with great results. Started Friday and my ringing in gone now and it's Monday. Cause of my tinnitus: ENT area inflammation.

      I was thinking for long term maintenance, I can use a saline nose spray twice a day as the air in my place is so dry my nose was bleeding every time I blew it. Saline would be good as it's cheap and essentially natural.

      Has anyone tried this/saline yet? What were the results?

      Best,
      Dee w.
       
    8. magiccat

      magiccat Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noice Induced
      I had the same problem with my ears about a year before I got tinnitus. Long cold resulted in totally blocked ears, couldn't hear a thing, almost had to cancel a trip because of it! No tinnitus that time though what I remember. But nose spray definitely solved it all, it just took couple of weeks. Thinking the nose spray was some kind of Cortison?
       
    9. JYD

      JYD Member

      Location:
      Addison, TX
      Tinnitus Since:
      2021
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      High-frequency hearing loss
      Any positive updates from this group?
       
    10. CricketsCull

      CricketsCull Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ??
      I just read this thread. After reading it, I decided to try a valsalva maneuver on my nose to see what happened. As I valsalva'd, my tinnitus went away as the pressure increased. I also began to become dizzy very quickly as I maintained the valsalva pressure. As soon as I released the pressure, the dizziness went away immediately and the tinnitus returned more slowly (about 10 seconds).

      It's interesting to me that a valsalva-like pressure could make the tinnitus go away for a few seconds. What is being pressed on inside my head when I valsalva that causes the tinnitus to momentarily stop?
       
    11. Lurius
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      Lurius Member

      Location:
      Oslo, Norway
      Tinnitus Since:
      September 2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Valsalva maneuver
      I'm quite curious about this as well, as valsalva set off my tinnitus 2.5 years ago and it never left.
       
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