Dr. Oz: How Much Ibuprofen is Too Much?
So how much is too much? The recommended dose on the back of an ibuprofen bottle says no more than 10 a day. But Dr. Oz said this number is not factoring in the new study on how ibuprofen causes hearing loss by affecting the molecules around the cochlea.
Dr. Sharon Curhan said it would be best to avoid ibuprofen all together. Dr. Oz said ideally taking no more than one a week and no more than three a week if things get really bad. But taking more one week, means cutting back the rest of the month is essential.
Dr. Oz: Is Aspirin Dangerous for the Ear?
Dr. Sharon Curhan said the study she conducted showed no association between the hearing loss and aspirin.
Dr. Craig Kasper said there a lot of alternatives to acetaminophen and ibuprofen, stating supplements may help, but there is no study proving the theory. He also recommended eating healthier. He said a healthy body will have ears. He also recommended antioxidants saying they can help with a number of issues, including hearing health
Dr. Oz Ibuprofen Alternatives: Feverfew, Cherry Juice & Water
Dr. Oz said there are also other alternatives, one being a nice, big glass of water. Dr. Oz said to drink some water when the headache kicks in and after thirty minutes the headache may have subsided. If not, try the alternatives below.
Feverfew is also a good remedy, said Dr Oz. 380 mg of Feverfew will prevent the blood vessels from spasming, the cause of headaches according to Dr. Oz.
Tart Cherry Juice was also recommended by Dr. Oz for joint pain. It is an antioxidant and like Dr. Kaspar said, antioxidants are good alternatives to ibuprofen.