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crackling noise in ear when chewing

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Warren
9 years experience Family Medicine
Multiple causes: fluid in your middle ear fluid or wax in your ear canal arthritis or inflammation in your TMJ which can transmit noise to your ear when chewing See ... Read More
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Noise: The cracking noise in your ear may be due to fluid in ear as a result of an allergy or cold
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
45 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Does the popping occur when you open or close (or both) your jaw? Has this happened before, trauma, etc. A thorough history and examination are need ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
20 years experience Family Medicine
Noises: it could be TMJ. The jaw and not your ear.
Dr. Ward Dean
Dr. Ward Dean answered
43 years experience Anti-Aging Medicine
Eustachian Tube Dys: Eustachian tube dysfunction. Try Afrin nasal spray.
Dr. Kashif Abdullah
12 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly due to wax: The crackling noise could be due to wax moving in your ear as you talk or chew. You could safely remove the wax by getting a rubber bulb that parents ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
21 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Start by seeing your doctor for a. Exam. If your doctor finds nothing have a referral to ent specialist for a more thorough exam. Start there
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Ryan
50 years experience Dentistry
Indirectly: You probably have 'crepitus'. That is noise caused by the disc located in the jaw joint (the tmj). That can be caused by a malocclusion and if you hav ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cesar Sturla
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Wax or otitis: It is due to wax tou need to remove the wax. Otc wax removal work, but if not is better to see a health professional to remove the wax. If it is otit ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Ear infection vs TMJ: Ear infection vs TMJ. See MD, if ear infection may treat with drops or antibiotics. If is TMJ, try soft diet and OTC pain meds. With persistent TMJ sy ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Nonspecific: This symptom is nonspecific and could indicate mild infection/inflammation in the external ear canal or ear drum. An inflamed throat can also cause re ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Tinnitus: Tinnitus is noise or ringing in the ears. There is no drug for cure. Tinnitus is not a disease, but a condition that can result from many underlying c ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Common: Usually this means the eustachean tube isn't fully closed. You can probably ignore this. If it becomes a major nuisance, an otolaryngologist might b ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
H2O: Probaly is water in your ears. Ear effusion is common. I would consider a decongestant and a lemon drop candy
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