Noise from my right ear

My right ear is making noise. At times, it itches me. I usually notice the sound especially when I am in a lonely room. Please tell me the drug to use for the ear problem.

Charles (by SMS)


Noise in the ear is called Tinnitus. It is not an illness itself but a symptom of other conditions, such as hearing loss, ear infection, ear wax build up, loud noise exposure, ear trauma, certain medications, brain tumours among other causes. The main symptom of tinnitus is hearing sound in your ears that is not due to an external source that no one around you can hear. Because tinnitus is due to other conditions that may require medical treatment, your condition should be evaluated by a doctor, especially since your tinnitus is only on one side. There is currently no cure for most cases of tinnitus. Symptoms of tinnitus may come and go over time, and if you have had tinnitus it’s likely it will recur. While it may be annoying, most people can learn to cope with it. Stress, diet, and noise exposure may worsen symptoms.