Hello from ja
I have a second opinion for you.
This is certainly not classic tinnitus the way you describe it and sounds more like congestion of the Eustachian tube, or both.
This can be from a lack of proper fluid drainage from the ear.
In addition, tinnitus itself of any sudden onset should be evaluated...the differential is long...from infection to a problem with the small bones in the ear, tumor, wax, problems in the neck or jaw, meniere's disease, and so on.
With a new onset of a problem like this, nothing should be put into the ear without exam. IN fact, wax already on the drum is often made worse by using over the counter drops, and should rather be removed manually with visualization.
If you had a perforation in the ear, just as an exam, putting drops in there would not be a good ideal.
So I suggest you have an exam as soon as possible.
The degree of symptoms in adult ears often do not correlate with the degree of inflammation or infection, in rare cases leading to sudden hearing loss, so again, exam first. Treatment based on exam.
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