Is ringing in the ears normal after an ear infection?
Ear ringing can be caused by different things, including ear infection. Anyway, don’t self-treat. My advice is to find a good doctor. I personally addressed a staten island audiology center and was treated there. So, I can recommend this clinic with confidence.
Call the doctor or make another appointment if he/she didn’t prescribe antibiotics the first time. If you call, ask about which decongestant you should use. The ringing, beeping, muffled sounds are most likely caused by fluid and congestion that has accumulated in your ears. When sound waves come, the fluid vibrates along with the bones in the ear and that’s what is giving you the funny sounds. Usually an over the counter decongestant like Sudafed is sufficient. Might have to take it for 2-3 days along with your other medication. Drink lots of hot liquids – that helps loosen stuff in the ears also. Believe it or not so does chewing gum! The movement of the muscles helps move the stuff out. Depending on the cause of your ear infection, the doctor may want you to add an antihistamine if the cause could be allergies. So relax, make that phone call and if the doctor wants to see you again, go! It’s very normal during/after an ear infection to have these issues but it could also signal that