- Q The rushing in my ears is driving me completely nuts! Is there anything that helps?A: Often tinnitus comes and goes, so check if it’s worse when you have a cold or eat certain foods. Giving up dairy for a week or so could help, but if not, then what? Pharmacist Shabir Daya has some ideas.
Check your Bs. Sufferers of tinnitus have been found to have lower levels of vitamin B12, says Shabir. He suggests taking an under-the-tongue version that hits the bloodstream quickly and more effectively.
Try a tincture: There’s anecdotal evidence to indicate that plantago may help. Traditionally used for sinus congestion, it calms inflamed nerves within the inner ear.