I have ringing in my ears and have been taking allergy shots each week for almost a year now with no improvement.
Q. Dear Terry, “I have ringing in my ears and have been taking allergy shots each week for almost a year now with no improvement. Is there anything I can take that will help stop or lessen the noise? I have tried hearing aids, but they hurt the inside of my ears and cause fluid build-up. Do you have any suggestions?” — Myra C., Houston, TX
A. Dear Myra, I have never heard of tinnitus (the medical term for ringing in the ears) being caused by an allergy. It has been my experience that the primary cause of ringing in the ears, in the majority of cases, is due to a circulatory problem.
While I do have some suggestions, I would first recommend consulting with your healthcare practitioner if you have not already done so to rule out any underlying conditions. If underlying illness is ruled out, you may want to consider the following recommendations.
You may want to consider adding a high quality Ginkgo biloba formula to your daily regimen. It is a potent antioxidant, meaning it can protect cells against damaging free radicals. In addition, it is also capable of increasing the oxygen carrying capacity in the blood and reducing swelling. Look for a Ginkgo biloba formula that is standardized to contain 24% ginkgoflavonglycosides and 6% terpene lactones. I recommend taking 120-240 mg daily.
You may also want to stop by your local health food store and check to see if they have any homeopathic remedies for tinnitus.
Be patient though, as it may take up to 6 months to see improvement.
Terry . . . Naturally