Steps in Treating Ringing in Ears Allergies[imwb_socialbuzz] By John On August 11, 2011 Under Ringing In Ears
Tinnitus or ringing of the ears can be caused by several conditions, and one of them is allergy. Sinus allergies are the common allergies that lead to ringing in ears. Allergies can be treated using antihistamines, but sometimes the symptoms can be unrelenting. Sinus allergies have symptoms that resemble common cold and other upper respiratory tract infection. However, the symptoms in an allergy can develop rapidly that they are hard to ignore. On the other hand, other types of allergies linger for a long time, and such chronic allergies can cause much discomfort.
Without appropriate diagnosis, allergies can go on and complicate into other conditions. What should you do?
1. Identify symptoms of nasal allergies before they complicate into more serious respiratory conditions. Runny nose, sneezing, coughing, congestion, and difficulty breathing should be reported to the doctor.
2. Don’t take antihistamines on your own. Just because a friend told you that a particular anti-allergy medication worked for them does not mean that you, too, should have the same medication.
3. Note that a number of antihistamines have ototoxic properties. Meaning, they can cause tinnitus. In fact, some people got their tinnitus after taking antihistamines.
4. Tell your doctor to give safer alternatives to tinnitus-inducing anti-allergy drugs.
5. Do not self-diagnose and self-medicate!
6. Inform your doctor if your allergy and constant ear ringing get worse.