A 40-year-old member asked:
can ?blowing nose actualy make things worse?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Elaina George answered
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sometimes: If you blow your nose with too much force excessive pressure can blow mucous in to the tube connecting the ear and the back of the nose called the eustachian tube. If this hapens ear plugging, ear pain and mucous with bacteria from the nose can be blown retrograde into the ear increasing the risk of an ear infection.
Answered on Feb 19, 2015
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