A member asked:

Have a slight cold. tonight i held one nostril closed and blew to try and clear other nostril and had immediate ear pain on the clogged side. ?

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Dr. Elden Rand answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Pressurized tube: With blowing your nostrils in this manner, the concern is that by doing so, you have opened up the Eustachian tube and added air to the canal which opens up on the inside of your eardrum. This can not only be painful, but could result in bursting of your eardrum. See a doctor who can evaluate your eardrum.

Answered 6/27/2018

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