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Felt cool air in ear as if someone blew in ear. Felt it around temple above ear too. Have sinus issues lately. Is this sensation related to sinus?

Felt cool air in ear as if someone blew in ear. Felt it around temple above ear too. Have sinus issues lately. Is this sensation related to sinus?

Ears and Sinusitis: Greetings. Eustachian tube disorders and sinusitis are linked via the mucus membranes of the nasal cavity. Any ear symptoms can be linked to sinus disease because of the inflammation that occurs in both areas. The temporal pain may or may not be related to the sinusitis. See your doctor. Migraine or TMJ could be another cause. ...Read more

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Hear myself breathing threw ear at times. Like it pops and feel air in ear. Ears crack when I swallow too.

Hear myself breathing threw ear at times. Like it pops and feel air in ear. Ears crack when I swallow too.

Middle ear effusion: Or eustachian tube blockage or congestion can cause these types of symptoms. Things such as allergies or OM can cause these symptoms. Occasional cracking in your ears when you swallow is not necessarily the sign of a problem either. If persistent and bothersome or additional symptoms develop, then seek an exam. ...Read more

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I've had air in my ear for 2 days now, what can I do?

I've had air in my ear for 2 days now, what can I do?

If doesn't work see: If doesn't work see an ENT specialist
May need a myringotomy- open the air drum
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Partial opacification of the bilateral mastoid air cells, middle ear, ethmoid air cells. Meaning?

Partial opacification of the bilateral mastoid air cells, middle ear, ethmoid air cells. Meaning?

Inflammation: May be due to allergy, a viral or bacterial infection or its residual. Need more history to better define. Speak to your doctor who ordered the test and get an understanding of what was being looked for. ...Read more

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Another question ear feels clogged maybe hurts. When I use that technique with air to clogg ear it almost causes it to get stuck I used ear drops?

Another question ear feels clogged maybe hurts. When I use that technique with air to clogg ear it almost causes it to get stuck I used ear drops?

Get checked: You should be seen. The clogged feeling can be from infection or fluid behind the eardrum or from an impaction of wax in the ear canal. ...Read more

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What does soft tissue densities in mastoid air cells, middle ear cavity, and sphenoid sinus mean?

What does soft tissue densities in mastoid air cells, middle ear cavity, and sphenoid sinus mean?

Nasal Sinus X-rays: The densities are either an active infection in the sinuses or most likely residual chronic inflammation from previous infections. The findings do not sound serious unless severe acute pain and fever is present. The best option is to review the radiographic evaluation with the ordering physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Left ear appears to be bleeding, after two days of pain and feeling of pressure imbalance or air bubbles in ear. Could this be serious?

Left ear appears to be bleeding, after two days of pain and feeling of pressure imbalance or air bubbles in ear. Could this be serious?

Otitis media: Your symptoms are consistent with acute otitis media. See your primary care doctor for exam and treatment. Most likely it 'll resolve with proper treatment. ...Read more

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Had an eng test done! Couldn't get through the end of the test when they blew air into my ear! Got very dizzy! Does it mean there is something wrong?

Had an eng test done! Couldn't get through the end of the test when they blew air into my ear! Got very dizzy! Does it mean there is something wrong?

ENG: Hello, the dizziness you experienced with your testing is normal in most patients. While your testing may be incomplete, it may also be normal too. Your doctor will review your results and determine your next step. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal when you tilt your head to the side to hear air in 1 ear? Ears been checked, everything came back normal even MRI. Why do I hear air in 1

Is it normal when you tilt your head to the side to hear air in 1 ear? Ears been checked, everything came back normal even MRI. Why do I hear air in 1

Possible: The eustachian tube runs from the back portion of the throat into the deep ear structures. It can readily become partially filled with air and yield the symptoms you're describing. If pain accompanies your symptoms or if they persist and are irritating you need to see your PCP for a referral to an ENT. ...Read more

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Could walking in cold air cause an ear infection? I have pain in the r ear & going into neck. Last dr visit she said I had fluid in r ear a week ago.

Could walking in cold air cause an ear infection? I have pain in the r ear & going into neck. Last dr visit she said I had fluid in r ear a week ago.

No: Middle ear infections are caused by germs that enter through the drainage tube connecting that space to the throat. Not cold air. If there is already some fluid, it could become infected in a few hours or never. ...Read more

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What do you suggest I do to get air out of my ear?

What do you suggest I do to get air out of my ear?

Just wait: If there is excessive pressure build up in your middle ear, your middle ear lining will typically absorb it. Any remainder will equalize when your eustachian tube opens such as when you swallow or yawn. ...Read more

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Can a fan a few feet from you to the left blowing air into your left ear cause ear damage? (On lowest setting, breeze)

Can a fan a few feet from you to the left blowing air into your left ear cause ear damage? (On lowest setting, breeze)

Not likely: Unless your fan is incredibly noisy, it's unlikely that the fan generates enough decibels to contribute to hearing loss. The air current itself, shouldn't create any danger to your ear, unless your fan is incredibly dirty and blowing around dangerous material/pathogens - and this wouldn't be an issue with the fan as so much the hygiene of the environment the fan is in. ...Read more

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I have numb feeling on the left side of my face since 5 days, like air trapped, around my ears and front/back of the head, which comes and goes.

I have numb feeling on the left side of my face since 5 days, like air trapped, around my ears and front/back of the head, which comes and goes.

Trigeminal neuralgia: You have inflamation of the nerve going to your face. This is ususally caused by a virus, sometimes the herpes zoster virus. Did you have a rash here? This usually goies away with a course of steroids ...Read more

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I got slapped hard on my ear yesterday and since then there is buzzing sound and I don't have any pain just feel like air passing through my ear?

You may need to get: Examined by a healthcare provider for a punctured eardrum, e.g. perforated tympanic membrane. Usual symptoms of these perforations are hearing loss, pain, bleeding, and tinnitus (or ringing in the ear). Your symptoms do not sound that serious, though a contusion to the bony structures inside the eardum may affect your hearing for a while but should heal spontaneously. ...Read more

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Before I have pimple in my ear Now I feel air bubble in my ear its keep go blow in my ear what should I do?

Before I have pimple in my ear Now I feel air bubble in my ear its keep go blow in my ear what should I do?

Oral decongestant: May help if the air bubble is in the middle ear and changes with swallowing or blowing your nose. If the bubble or fluid is in the ear canal, then there may be swelling or wax that is blocking the normal ear canal. Ear flush may help. Warm compresses may help heal a pimple near the ear canal. ...Read more

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I have a horrible sinus infection that has cut off air flow to my ears. I bent over experienced a pop followed by pain and no sound?

I have a horrible sinus infection that has cut off air flow to my ears. I bent over experienced a pop followed by pain and no sound?

Hearing loss: The symptoms you decribe could be caused by fluid in the inner ear, infection or perhaps a ruptured eardrum. Please seek the evaluation of a physician in the near future. ...Read more

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Got Eustachian tube dysfunction symptoms, was trying to pop ear, heard air coming out one ear but not that noticeable I have to blow hard to happen?

Got Eustachian tube dysfunction symptoms, was trying to pop ear, heard air coming out one ear but not that noticeable I have to blow hard to happen?

, may have ruptured: Ear drum may have ruptured by blowing so hard but usually insignificant based on just blowing. Will usually resolve, unless pain no need to see ENT dr., don't blow too hard. Consider nasal steroids like Flonase to open eustacian tubes, may take a week to work well. ...Read more

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Recently, when I move, yawn or use my nose, my right ear gets stuffed and it gets hard for me to get it unstuffed. Also, I feel air locked in my ear.?

Eustachian tube: The eustachian tube opens with yawn or swallow and contracting palate. When the eustachian tube is swollen due to sinus congestion, allergies, virus', pressure changes or with cerumen (wax) impaction in ear canal, stuffy sensation can occur. This is treated with nasal steroid spray, decongestant and gentle autoinsufflation of ears (pinch nose and blow). See physician with persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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How might an issue be treated where one ear cannot adjust to air pressure because childhood ear tube came out improperly, causing eardrum damage?

How might an issue be treated where one ear cannot adjust to air pressure because childhood ear tube came out improperly, causing eardrum damage?

Need ENT consult: The pressure behind the ear drum is controlled by your Eustachian tube, which connects the base of the middle ear space to the back of your throat. How or why you think a childhood ear tube has anything to do with that is unclear. It should not. Scarred ear drums or drums containing a hole have no direct effect on the pressure within. ...Read more

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I am experiencing air pressure in my ears accompanied by headache which is dominant from the temple to the back of my left ear. What could this be?

I am experiencing air pressure in my ears accompanied by headache which is dominant from the temple to the back of my left ear. What could this be?

Otitis: Most likely you have a middle ear infection, aka otitis media. Your local healthcare practitioner should examine your ear with an otoscope to see if ear drum (tympanic membrane) light reflex is abnormal. You will likely need antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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What is the point of the test with cold air put into someone's ears to detect eye movement?

What is the point of the test with cold air put into someone's ears to detect eye movement?

Check pressure: The air puff test is a way to measure the pressure in the eye. It has nothing to do with eye movement. ...Read more