Does cortisone cure tinnitus?

Can cortisone help treat tinnitus?

Tinnitus is an ear disease that can be prevented and treated. To prevent it, it can be helpful to make some lifestyles changes that improve your diet, sleep quality and reduce stress. However, in some cases, it may be necessary to resort to specific treatments with the help of a doctor, such as Tanakan. Although there is a lot of debate around the correct medical use of cortisone, we can note that although it can be valuable tool to treat tinnitus symptoms it does not cure them entirely.

What is cortisone?

Cortisone is a corticosteroid hormone that falls into the class of steroids. It can inhibit the immune system preventing inflammation in the body. Its anti-inflammatory activity has the effect of relieving various symptoms, such as allergic reactions, in a relatively short period of time. For this reason, it is used as a palliative drug as it acts very quickly on curing these symptoms, although it does not treat the underlying causes of the condition.

Cortisone and tinnitus

The use of cortisone ear drops is recommended only when major swelling occurs. It can be administered by a doctor and a treatment lasts approximately one week. The benefit that this type of therapy for tinnitus brings lies mainly in the speed with which the pain and discomfort in the ear disappear. Another advantage is the wide choice of the type of administration: intravenous, oral, tablet, intra-articular and local. However, it should be remembered that cortisone has a palliative function: it goes to alleviate the symptoms but does not act on the causes.

Side effects of cortisone

When you take cortisone, especially for a prolonged period of time, you may suffer from the following side effects: 

  • hyperglycemia, which is very common
  • increased blood pressure, which should be monitored at all times
  • loss of muscle mass and bone density, resulting in physical weakness
  • weight gain
  • swelling of the face
  • sight problems
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Tinnitus: which medicines to avoid?

Among the many tinnitus medications recommended on the web, the majority present little scientific evidence and should therefore not be avoided. The most frequently cited ones that one should be wary of are: 

  • aspirin
  • blood pressure medications
  • antidepressants
  • heart medications and beta-blockers
  • monoamine oxidase inhibitors (anti-MAO)
  • antihistamines
  • quinine
  • caramazepine
  • local anesthetics

Treating Tinnitus with Amplifon

To treat with tinnitus, Amplifon offers a range of aids and solutions, including specialized tinnitus centers across the country, tinnitus retraining therapies (TRT) and tinnitus maskers or Tinnitus noisers, which can be incorporated into several hearing aids.

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