A 24-year-old member asked:
do rhinitis & post nasal drip cause ear & throat problems?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Francine Yep answered
30 years experience Family Medicine
You bet!: When your nose is stuffy, the tubes behind your ear drums [the eustachian tubes] can get stuffy too. This can lead to ear pain, muffled hearing & crackly/popping sounds. The same germs that cause the common cold can also cause middle ear infections. Drip-drip-dripping in the back of your throat can make your throat sore. It's all connected.
Answered on Aug 26, 2017
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