A Ringing Ear Does Not Heal After Returning From A High Place?

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Hello, my ears are ringing because I came home from a high place. The left ear is safe but the right one is still ringing and does not return to normal, and if you use the method of yawning or blowing your nose also does not work. In fact, more pain in the head area around the ear

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First of all, you should explain in advance, exactly when you come home from a high place, are there any other symptoms that you experience, whether when you travel you are experiencing interference with the airways (you are coughing / colds for example), whether there are other triggers that are causes your ears to ring (eg you hear an explosion)?


The ringing in your ears may be related to your trip to high places, but it may not. Symptoms of ringing in the ears due to a trip to a high place can occur due to a disruption in the eustachian tube in your ear. The eustachian tube is the channel that connects the middle ear to your throat. This tube has a function to balance the pressure in the middle ear with atmospheric pressure (pressure in your environment). The difference in pressure in the middle ear with atmospheric pressure can cause the ears to become painful, full, rumbling, hearing loss, dizziness, even in severe conditions, which can cause a rupture in the eardrum. This condition is also called ear barotrauma. Barotrauma usually occurs when someone is diving, boarding a plane, or traveling to high places (to the mountains), and can be more felt if the person is indeed experiencing interference with the respiratory tract as well (coughing colds due to infection or allergies, etc.). In mild-to-moderate barotrauma, the symptoms that are felt in the ear usually go away on their own in a few days to a few weeks. However, severe barotrauma requires examination from an ENT doctor and requires more time to heal.


As mentioned earlier, the symptoms you feel can also be caused by other things, such as ear infections, ear plugs (for example due to hardened earwax, foreign objects entering the ear), acoustic trauma (hearing an explosion, or long-term exposure to loud sounds), drug side effects, tumors on the inside of the ear, etc. It's a good idea to do an examination with an ENT doctor so you can find out the exact cause. An ENT doctor can look inside your ear to make sure there are no ear plugs, infections, or injuries to the eardrum, or other diseases that can harm your hearing.


For now there isn't much you can do, but make sure you don't pry into your ears, don't prick your ears with certain sharp objects, don't drip certain drugs or herbal ingredients into your ears, and for the time being, you should also avoid swimming or take a bath so that no water gets into the ears. When you take a shower, you should still be careful that no bath water enters the ear.

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