Allergy and ringing in the ears
One of the symptoms of spring allergy could be ringing in the ear, which occurs due to allergic rhinitis. This ear pathology is what causes mucus to accumulate in the ear. Eustachian tube and, in some cases, causes the appearance of tinnitus.
Other auditory symptoms of allergy
The allergic rhinitisalso known as seasonal allergyis the main cause of the ototubaritiswhose symptoms include, apart from ringing in the ear (tinnitus), other effects on our auditory system:
- Sensation of plugged ear
- Hearing loss
- Autophony (hearing our own voice with echo or reverberation)
- Episodes of dizziness and vertigo
- Hypersensitivity to some sounds
This direct impact on the ear canal is due to its connection with the nose, which is where pollen is inhaled and where the first allergic reactions occur in the form of itchy nose, mouth, eyes or throat, rhinorrhea, sneezing and crying eyes.
Allergy and ringing in the ears treatment
The tinnitus Derived from seasonal allergic processes, they are usually temporary and are treated by addressing the allergy itself that has caused the inflammatory process. In this sense, the most common treatment for allergic rhinitis and ototubaritis is, apart from antihistamines, the use of associated corticosteroids. The pathology usually subsides after the fifth or sixth day, although in some cases its symptoms (including ringing in the ear) can last up to three weeks, as confirmed by the doctor. Juan Royofrom the hearing health community Living the Sound. Royo warns, however, of the serious consequences of not treating a ototubaritis, “and that in the long term can cause significant damage to the middle ear and eardrum, causing, for example, secretory otitis media, middle ear atelectasis (retraction of the eardrum) and chronic otitis media.”