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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Decongestant: Such as Pseudoephedrine (behind pharmacy counter, nonprescription) or nasal spray (like afrin) often help. Steam vaporizer with Vicks in it can help. ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Valsalva: Pinch your nose and swallow. This will open your eustachian tube and pinching your nose will force positive pressure into your middle ear as pressure ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Diaz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pain!: If you do this too often or too deep without clearing, you can rupture your ear drum or seriously injure your ears. Clearing ears is a must for diver ... Read More
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A 77-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Ekizian
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Most forms of tinnitus (ringing or buzzing in the ears) is due to sensorineural hearing loss with resulting dysfunction in the auditory system. There ... Read More
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Dr. Ian Mutchnick
17 years experience Neurosurgery
Probably: More likely a sinus infection - see what an ENT thinks. Be careful with those repeat concussion - chronic traumatic encephalopathy is real and even s ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
?ET obstruction: The most likely diagnosis is eustachian tube (et) obstruction. This is probably confirmed by your forcing open the tube to ventilate the middle ear s ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Gittman
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Tinnitus and BP: Tinnitus, or ringing in your ears, can indeed be made more noticeable by high blood pressure. Also, some of the diuretics, like lasix, (furosemide) w ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
21 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The sinuses can affect the function of your Eustachian tube, which can cause pressure radiating to your ears. You could try a decongestant to see if ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible: Nasal obstruction can lead to obstruction at the eustachean tube (the channel which ventilate the inner ear). Inner ear inflammation can cause dizzine ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Hirsch
51 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Your ears can pop and clear when yawning or drinking fluid. If the tubes which equalize the pressure behind the ear drum are clogged, even a little, t ... Read More
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