Ask an expert
Question

19 Aug 2006

Ringing in the ears-Tinnutis?
Dear Doctor.My 20yr old son who is a smoker ,who is normally very healty from time to time has sinusitus but not at the moment,and has been complaining of ringing,buzzing in the ears and has come to a point where it is driving him crazy he says.He struggling to sleep.
What can be causing this and what can I give him to help take it away.Are the tubes blocked or is there a problem with say "water"in the ear?How can I help him?
Answer 341 views
Expert
CyberDoc

01 Jan 0001

Dear momof3
He may need to see a Ear nose & throat specialist - can be caused by middle ear infection, a problem with the nerve or with the small bones in the ear, or even due to stress. They usually do a hearing test and if abnormal, they may need to do a brainscan. There are effective medicines on the market to relieve the symptoms. It also helps to put a radio on softly in his room to sleep with as background noise tends to make the irritating noise less obvious.
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
What are your thoughts on the possibility of having permanent Stage 2 or 3 load shedding?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
I'll take that over constant schedule changes
13% - 623 votes
Why are we normalising Eskom’s mess?
72% - 3414 votes
I've already found alternative ways of powering my home/business
15% - 714 votes
Vote
Rand - Dollar
17.20
-0.1%
Rand - Pound
21.30
+0.1%
Rand - Euro
18.70
-0.1%
Rand - Aus dollar
12.22
+0.0%
Rand - Yen
0.13
-0.0%
Platinum
1,012.08
0.0%
Palladium
1,618.86
0.0%
Gold
1,928.39
0.0%
Silver
23.60
0.0%
Brent Crude
86.66
-0.9%
Top 40
74,766
+0.4%
All Share
80,791
+0.4%
Resource 10
77,871
-0.4%
Industrial 25
103,872
+0.7%
Financial 15
16,281
+0.6%
All JSE data delayed by at least 15 minutes Iress logo
Editorial feedback and complaints

Contact the public editor with feedback for our journalists, complaints, queries or suggestions about articles on News24.

LEARN MORE