I have a whooshing sound in only my right ear when i burp, gulp, or tilt my head rightwards. just to give you detailed info on the whooshing sound, it is just like swimmers ear sound except that its not due to swimming or its not water related...so, is this tinnitus or some other temporary ear sound? also, is this caused by antibiotics? i m right now taking penicillin-like antibiotic for 10 days... on my 7th day today....what should i do? what do u think?
As far as I know (and I'm not a doctor or medical professional), the only antibiotics that cause hearing problems are ones ending in -mycin or -micin, and then I think only if they're given intravenously (such as gentamicin).
I think the American Tinnitus Association will have a list of medications that can cause ear problems.
Some oral medications (even aspirin) can indeed cause or exacerbate ringing in the ears. The *heavy-duty* damage to hearing and balance, however, I think are only caused by IV antibiotics. Again, I don't know this stuff in detail.
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