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Why is my ear aching from excessive cough?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 31 years experience
ETD vs infection: Your cough probably isn't direct cause of ear pain although it's related. Perhaps you have an ear infection. Or perhaps eustachian tube dysfunction such that tube from middle ear to mouth is clogged. Difference in pressure then causes pain (similar to not being able to "pop" ears during rapid change in elevation). Check out http://5minuteconsult.Com/handout/21683-eustachian-tube-dysfunction.

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