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A 20-year-old male asked:

When i speak/yawn my right ear hurts a bit, hearing is kinda not full also i had cold for 5-8 days. it kinda started after shower, qtip shows no wax?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Eustachian tube issu: Yawning straightens out the canal between your middle ear & back of the throat.This often allows air movement back/forth. You likely have some transient swelling in that tube that prevents it from remaining open at rest. It normally allows moisture from your middle ear to drain into your throat & air to enter the space.If blocked,moisture can build and vacuum may pull in the drum.It will pass.

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Last updated Oct 21, 2016

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