Tinnitus vs. Q-tips

Discussion in 'Support' started by Cristian Ro, Jan 15, 2016.

    1. Cristian Ro

      Cristian Ro Member

      Tinnitus Since:

      My tinnitus came with a "itchy ears" symptoms.
      The ENT showed me that I have no ear wax inside, my ears still were itchy as hell.
      For years I use/d q-tips to scratch, sometimes 4 a day... very annoying.
      Now my T. got worse and I read that maybe the ear wax was pushed into, further, and blocked something...
      Can this be a possibility?

    2. daniel1111

      daniel1111 Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise induced, repeated exposure with loud headphones.
      It's possible, but if the ENT checked that and said you don't haver a wax buildup, you probably don't. It doesn't seem like something that's easy to miss.

      By the way, don't stick those things in your ears. You should never insert anything into your ear canal, you do risk blocking it with wax or damaging the canal/drum which can make T worse.
      • Agree Agree x 1
    3. glynis

      glynis Manager Staff Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Do you suffer from allergies ?
      Just curious as that can make your throat and ears itch inside.....lots of love glynis

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