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A 48-year-old male asked:

do allergies cause a feeling of pressure in one ear?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Glenn Messina
Aesthetic Medicine 35 years experience
Possibly: There is increased secretions in the naso pharynx with allergies as well as swelling of the mucous membranes if severe enough that's the basis for nasal steroids. It is possible to have secretions get into the tube from the ear to the back of the pharynx which can obstruct causing a pressure feeling.
Dr. Joshua Davidson
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Yes!: Absolutely. The eustachian tube, or the passageway that connects the ear to the back of the nasal passage, can become inflamed or clogged with allergies. This can lead to increased inner ear pressure, either on one or both sides. By relieving the nasal congestion/swelling, typically the ear improves.

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A 45-year-old male asked:

Can allergies cause one ear to get red and hot?

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
Unlikely: It's likely that you have an ear infection. Allergy might increase the risk of getting ear infection by causing dysfunction of the natural ear draining mechanism. However when one ear is red and hot like you describe, you might need to see a local physician to be looked at to rule out infection and get proper treatment.

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