A member asked:

I have permanent extremely inflamed inferior turbinates (due an operation), does this explain why my ears always make crackling noises when i swallow?

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Dr. John Michel answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Maybe: If you have chronic nasal congestion this might explain it. I am not sure why an operation would cause permanently inflamed turbinates. The condition that usually causes cracking is the retention of fluid in the eustachian tube..The end is usually inflamed from the lymph tissue irritation and then this causes closure. You need more info from your ent.

Answered 3/19/2015



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