Sinus Infection, Will It Worsen My Tinnitus?!

Discussion in 'Support' started by Zeneth, Sep 4, 2016.

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    1. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      So I have T from acoustic trauma and I just recently woke up with a fever and sinus infection. I've heard sinus infections can damage your T and make it worse so I'm really scared. Is there anything I can do?
       
    2. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      I'm just wondering what I should do/what medicines I should and shouldn't take
       
    3. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      I'm already getting different extremely high pitched spikes D:
       
    4. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      Ok I was pressured into taking a Zyrtec and Ibeprofen.. I really hope this won't worsen my T... I can feel pressure in my ears and idk how to get it out! I'm panicking
       
    5. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Try to stay calm.
      A nose spray can help and steam inhalation might help you also.
      Mucous linctus can help clear your tubes.
      If you get a spike it should settle down so try not to worry ......lots of love glynis
       
    6. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      My ringing is so much louder now
      If it doesn't go down idk how I will live with it
       
    7. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Keep sound on around you and try not to worry as will make your tinnitus louder.
      Do what you can distract yourself and keep your mood up by getting out in the fresh air....lots of love glynis
       
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    8. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      Thank you, I am just really upset because exactly what I don't want to happen may be happening :(
       
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    9. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      My T is much louder and I'm hearing quiet little very high pitched pulses of T! I'm panicking so much is this permanent?!!!
       
    10. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      I have a lot of pressure in my ears
       
    11. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      Can anyone please help
       
    12. Fangen
      Monday blues

      Fangen Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Stockholm, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2nd, 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (loud concert for 1h)
      I had my first cold since onset last year just a few weeks ago. Having a spike during cold (and after) is normal since the sinus affects your ears and sort of block the ear. If you have been sick when you where younger, you may remember that it felt like your hearing was worse like you had something blocking the sounds. Now that you have T, the ringing will seem louder, like they do with ear plugs since it locks the sound "inside your head". Don't panic, it will make it feels worse. Just let the cold play out and if you have not felt any improvement a week or two after you have become completely symptom free from the cold, you can check with your GP to see if there are any sinus still lingering. Ears are the last part to get recovered from a cold so give it a bit time. To answer your question, I have not gotten a worse T and majority of the people here have not had it worsen either.
       
    13. MrBonk

      MrBonk Member

      Location:
      Winchester, Oregon
      Tinnitus Since:
      05/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ETD/Insane sinus congestion/TMJ/mold allergy/dog bark??????
      Get something marked for children or a prescription with Pseudoephedrine in it. (Have your parents pay attention to the correct dosages for someone your age. Don't drink caffeine with it and check for interactions with any meds you take).


      Try to learn to control the muscles in your neck/throat that you can use to pop your ears easier in a more controlled manner.
      This will take some work and time. Don't over do it though, once you have decent control over them, don't do it too often either. Take it steady.
      One thing I would suggest when you do do it, try to exhale at the same time or immediately afterwards to try and suck some of that air out with the exhaling.

      It might be worth getting some children's Flonase or Nasacort or a prescription nasal spray from your PCP. There is a correct way to use them. Google it or ask your PCP. There is a different method for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction, but it'd be careful about using the Valsalva Maneuver unless you have precise control over your technique in doing so. Because blowing too hard or doing it wrong can have some bad outcomes.


      I'd avoid any Antibiotics except for Pennicillin, Amoxicillin or Keflex(Cephalexin).
       
    14. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      Thanks guys, my fever has gone away and my ears feel a little bit less pressurized, I took a sudafed, ear drops, and even some T medicine from the pharmacy (even though that stuff barely works)
       
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    15. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      As well as increased T the sinus seems to have caused me a lot of hearing loss in my right ear, what I did to figure this out is rub my fingers by both of my ears, I can barely hear it with my right ear, and hear it normally with my left ear
       
    16. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      I hope it's temporary
       
    17. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      Guys I can barely hear and the T is so loud, the sinus is really screwing me over what do I do!? My hearing is so bad now
       
    18. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      So after a while I still have pressure in my ears, and my T is completely different, different sound, different tone everything
       
    19. Fangen
      Monday blues

      Fangen Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Stockholm, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2nd, 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (loud concert for 1h)
      Like I mentioned in my previous post, you will feel a bit wonky. In both pressure and loudness/tones. Stay calm and try to take care of the cold. The spike will pass away soon.
       
    20. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      Yeah, and what's odd is that my T is almost completely gone right now (or at least it's changed into something not as raging and high pitched) I feel relieved but I'm worried about my hearing
       
    21. Fangen
      Monday blues

      Fangen Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Stockholm, Sweden
      Tinnitus Since:
      December 2nd, 2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic trauma (loud concert for 1h)
      What are you worried about? You just stated that T has lowered a lot?
       
    22. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      well, its 6am right now for me, and my hearing seems normal now but there is ringing in bith my ears and i have an earache, im scared that the earache is worsening my ears cuz the T is gradually getting worse
       
    23. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      For the past day I've had this really high pitched T every few minutes
       
    24. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      Still have it, wondering if it's permanent :(
       
    25. DT_N_DA_CLUB

      DT_N_DA_CLUB Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2011
      I'm experiencing the same things as you, I have an ear infection. when I could barely hear my t was dull when my hearing was slowly coming back I heard a new tone and it was higher pitched. How are you doing now Zeneth?
       
    26. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      things kinda suck lately, T is getting worse, nw louder hissing sound recently, im assuming the hissing came from ANOTHER sinus infection i had! D:
       
    27. Sam Bridge

      Sam Bridge Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2012
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud music/gigs probably
      I think i had some sinus ear infection which has now cleared. I woke up Monday morning to a blocked right ear which made the T rage. It only unblocked last night and now the T is back to how it was before.
       
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    28. wags
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      wags Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trama
      I'm also going through the same thing right now. I have a sinus infection and it's making the T do all sorts of weird things. Sometimes it will make my ear roar, others it will cut back to normal... Causing me lots of anxiety...
       
    29. wags
      Wishful

      wags Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      2011
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trama
      @Zeneth how are you doing now?
       
    30. Zeneth
      Hurting

      Zeneth Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Very Unknown At This Point.... most likely loud sound?
      Bad, all T has done is get worse :/
       

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