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how to clear blocked eustachian tube

A 20-year-old female asked:
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See ENT doc: You should probably see an ENT (Ear Nose Throat) doctor to get check out.
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
22 years experience Family Medicine
Recommendation: You can add medications like DayQuil or NyQuil, 3 times a day to help open the nose and Eustachian tube
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ENT: See an ENT specialist. Often times there is an associated otitis externa, otitis media, blockage or inflammation complicating Eustachian tube dysfunct ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Middle Ear: The eustachian tube is our drainage (& pressure equalizer) for our middle ear, obstructed by excessive mucous production (colds, allergy, smoke expos ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
18 years experience Urgent Care
Pain: Having mucous or infection in an ear tube may cause pain during pressure changes of ascending and descending. This could also potentially cause the in ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Don't: Never fly with a blocked Eustachian tube. This needs to be fully functioning in order to equalize the pressure differentials.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience Family Medicine
Pain: It may be very painful to fly with your Eustachian tube(s) blocked. Try Flonase nasal spray (now sold over-the-counter). Use 2 sprays in each nostri ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Moshe Usadi
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: This should go away after your tube is unblocked. If it doesn't in a few days please see a doctor.
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hi. : Hi. First off - please take off the head phones and keep them off until the pain has resolved. Trying pinching down both of your nostrils so that no a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Patt
34 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Ear problem : A “closed” eustachian tube can be caused by many factors but by 6 weeks should start to open and would recommend an evaluation by an ENT specialist
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Armstrong
32 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Not likely: Bruxism (habitual grinding of the teeth) and other disorders of the temporomandibular joint (the jaw socket) can cause pain that is described as an ea ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanford Archer
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Try a decongestant: Blocked eustachian tubes are usually caused by allergy, colds, changes in altitude or ear infections. If you can't pop your ear by blowing out with y ... Read More

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