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Air In Ear
Muscle spasm: is much more likely. Not dangerous, just feels strange. Stapedius is the muscle that is in spasm. ...Read more
Tinnitus: The ringing in your ear is called tinnitus and usually is a sign of changes in your hearing. This can be secondary to prior loud noise exposure, such as loud music, headphones, working around jet engines, but can accompany other inner ear conditions such as Meniere's. Audiometric exams can help quantify and design treatment measures. ...Read more
Not normal per se: It is not normal by definition as everyone does not hear noise in their ear when they swallow. However, it may be simple inner ear congestion due to seasonal allergies as an example. If it becomes bothersome, or does not go away, seek medical attention and get it examined, best wishes. ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Wyatt: It may represent barotrauma - this could occur at deeper or shallower depths. You referred to "deep water". You haven't told us if this is breath hold diving, scuba diving, surface supplied air, mixed gas or what. Your dive profile will help provide a clue as to cause. A brief shallow dive well within dive tables will not likely cause dcs. Give more info to get more info. Can re-ask. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: In children, persistent fluid in the middle ear can resolve at any time after an infection; however, the longer it persists, the lower the odds that it will resolve on its own. Particularly if the child has recurrent infections, or shows signs of hearing loss, tubes may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Does the antibiotic ear ointments that residue in the external ear canal can cause ringing in the ears (tinnitus)?
Eustachian tube blockage in my right ear in Feb.Yawned a lot to stabilized pressure. Developed left ear quivering; voices, noises vibrate. Annoying,?
No: Ear wax would not affect Eustachian tube function in either ear. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Fluid in ear: Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
Have a cold, pain in ears, hearing became muffled, keeps switching from both ears, specks of blood in ear wax?
Otitis externa?: Unless your eardrums have been perforated, there should not be blood in the earwax . The presence of blood suggests that you have been sticking something into the ear canal and the trauma is causing the bleeding. Alternatively, water might have got into your ear causing an infection. Best to contact your doctor to find out. ...Read more
Lungs made for air: Your lungs were made to breathe air and exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide from the air. There are millions of tiny air sacs called alveoli in your lungs that were designed to use air. These air sacs can't work in the water, and in fact, when they have water in them, they collapse and cause drowning and death. It is the way our lungs were designed. Hope this makes sense. ...Read more