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does eustachian tubes run down the side of face

A male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Steam therapy: Hot mist humidifiers,like that act you are trying to recreate with the hot water and towel over you head and pot, etc. may help or going into the Bath ... Read More
Dr. Robert Keimowitz
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Eustachian tube obst: I presume you know your Eustachian tube is obstructed. Do you know if you have allergies? Steam won't hurt, but it's unlikely to help a great deal a ... Read More
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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Unlikely: You might be at risk of burning your face. A gentle saline solution placed in both nares may help. Also any Valsalva maneuver may help, such as blowin ... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes, and: A blocked eustachian tube can come from other head/neck issues, including a cold, allergy, sinusitis-all can cause head/neck pain!
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
ET Issues: It cold be the other way around - nasal and sinus blockages from allergies or infections can impact the ability to clear your ears and cause headaches ... Read More
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Dr. Melanie Pence
25 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
You : You may need to have tubes placed in your ears since your eustachian tubes are not functioning properly, despite medical therapy.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See dentist: Eustachean dysfunction is a potential problem but clicking would not be associated with. I suspect that you have been grinding your teeth and should a ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
It Can: The eustachian tubes open on each side above and behind the soft palate. If there is liquid covering the "cup" where the eustachian tube opens, then ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ram Madasu
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possibly : Eustachian tube obstruction usually causes a sensation of clogging in the affected ear. It can also cause some alteration in hearing. Headaches may o ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Cowan
12 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Not likely.: Eustacian tube dysfunction is caused when the eustacian tube, which connects the ear to the nose, can not drain properly. This usually is caused by i ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
46 years experience Medical Oncology
Evaporation?: Unless you have a perforation in your eardrum—and you would know if you do!—any water that enters the external auditory canal stays there until it eit ... Read More
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