A 49-year-old member asked:
why does blowing your nose cause plugged ears?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Brian Affleck answered
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Plugged ears: This is a great question and it really addresses the normal anatomy of the nose and ears. The middle ear and nose are directly connected by way of a tube called the eustachian tube. When you blow your nose, air is forced into the nose and up the eustachian tube. This will cause an increase in pressure in the middle ear, which will quickly dissipate with swallowing.
Answered on Oct 4, 2019
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