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eaustachian tube dysfunction: can you damage your eardrum while blowing when your nose is pinched?

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Dr. Devin Cunning
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Autoinsufflation: Autoinsufflation of the middle ear through the eustachian tube is normal and often helpful. For example, this must be done ever few feet on descent during SCUBA diving. However one must not blow or push too hard as to damage the middle ear or tympanic membrane. Gentle is the key.
Answered on Dec 25, 2016
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