ADVERTISEMENT

Q. Do you recommend any specific test to know the reason for headache and tinnitus?

Answered by
Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 27, 2017 and last reviewed on: Aug 31, 2021

Hi doctor,

Before a month, I went for earwax cleaning, and it was unsuccessful. The second attempt after three days was fine. There were some irritation and blood was found on the removed cerumen. According to the ear specialist, there is no ear inflammation. My complaints are top right-sided burning spot in the head, which is triggered with belching and movement and tinnitus. They started after right ear water cleaning. I was prescribed with Sofradex 8 mg ear drops. I had Nurofen 400 mg for two days and stopped due to side effects. General blood tests including HIV and syphilis were conducted eight days after ear cleaning and all tests were normal.

#

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and gone through the attached blood reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

  • First of all, I did not find anything seriously deviated from normal in your blood report.
  • Regarding headache, I think there is a need for a brain scan, such as CT scan or MRI. MRI will make a better choice.
  • The chances of infection are significant as evidenced by a unilateral headache and onset following ear cleaning. In my opinion, the consultation with the doctor should not be delayed as some serious case due to amebic infection reported following ear cleaning.
  • I request you to see an ENT specialist and neurologist as soon as possible. Although neurologist will be a better choice but in the case of unavailability of neurologist an ENT can be of much help.

For further information consult a neurologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/neurologist

Hi doctor,

Do you recommend any specific blood tests in this case? The reason why I made the ear cleaning is for the tinnitus itself. After ear cleaning, it increased.

#

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

  • As communicated earlier, I think a brain scan should be ordered which will take care of right side of the head as well as ear pathology.
  • I do not think blood investigations have an important role although the further course can be decided once we have an MRI.

For further information consult a neurologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/neurologist


Was this answer helpful?

 | 

Same symptoms doesn’t mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!



Related Questions:
Do I need to visit a doctor for ear block issue?

Wax drops should not be used in the ears with otitis media (middle ear infection) or otitis externa (infection of the ear canal) ......   Read full

I have ringing in ear post ear infection. Why?

Simple conditions of the ear like wax or ear infections both of external ear canal and middle ear can cau...   Read full

Can mold exposure cause an ear infection?

This will help open the eustachian tube blockage and will drain the middle ear secretions, hence correcting the loss ...   Read full

Also Read Answers From:

ideaComprehensive Medical Second Opinion.Submit your Case

Also Read


Alzheimer's Disease - an Overview
Alzheimer's is a neurodegenerative condition that can seriously hamper one's day to day activities and quality of life. ...  Read more»
My father is experiencing hospital delirium after ankle surgery. Please help.
Hi doctor, I am concerned about drug interaction for my father. He is experiencing hospital delirium after surgery. My ...  Read more»
Is there a chance for dengue reattack in the same season?
Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with dengue towards the end of last month. I was hospitalized for five days. I went through...  Read more»

Ask your health query to a doctor online?

Ask a Neurologist Now

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.