Is Acute Otitis Media With Tinnitus The Same?
Good evening .. I want to ask my ears, it’s been ringing for a week, I’ve been an ENT doctor and diagnosed with acute otitis media … but my ears are sometimes accompanied by a stiff neck and dizziness … because this is very disturbing and makes me stress yesterday .. Is otitis media the same as tiniitus? And how long it takes to recover, thank you
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Tinnitus is a term used to describe the symptoms of buzzing ears, while otitis media is a disease in which inflammation of the middle ear occurs. One is a symptom while the other is a diagnosis of disease, so the two are very different things. Otitis media can cause symptoms such as pain in the ear, fullness in the ear, discharge from the ear, hearing loss, and can also cause tinnitus or ear buzzing.
Other things that can cause ear buzzing symptoms include otitis externa or inflammation of the external ear, cerumen prop or blockage by ear wax, injury to the ear due to loud noise, otosclerosis or disorders of the hearing bone, tumors in the ear, meniere's disease, muscle spasms in inner ear, etc.
If indeed your tinnitus is caused by otitis media, then after your otitis media improves, the symptoms of your tinnitus will also improve. Generally, treatment is given for 1-2 weeks depending on the severity of infection. If after the drug runs out your ears still feel uncomfortable, you should do the control back to the ENT doctor.
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