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Antihistamines To Relieve Ear Pressure
Interm Swollen left tonsil. Ear pressure interm large subman node. Goes up and dwn during day. No other sx. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps. Haps few x's/yr. Ideas?
Pressure in the middle ear is ideally equal to environmental pressure. It is corrected by the eustachian tube, which connects from the middle ear to the back of nose. The popping that occurs when one goes in an airplane is the eustachian tube opening to equalize ear pressure. When pressures differ, the ear drum can be sucked in or bulge out. With this fluid can accumulate ...Read more
Ear Pressure: One of the most common causes of ear pressure is that the eustachian tube is not working very well. Hearing loss can also be a symptom of hearing loss. Best to have this evaluated with a hearing test with an accompanying pressure test or tympanogram. A variety of treatment options are available. Recommend visiting with an ENT specialist to discuss diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more
Decongestants: Promoting drainage from an obstructed sinus outlet is one major factor, along with antibiotics. This can be helped along by irrigation with saline/bicarb solutions, nasal steroids, oral decongestants (pseudoephedrine), and other similar products. Use of a mild painkiller like aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) or other n0n-steroidal anti-inflammatories may also help. ...Read more
Ear pressure for 3wks. Have allergies, take meds. Ears are able to be popped, but it doesn't relieve the pressure feeling. Ear drum mobile, no fluid in me, and normal tympanograms. Any insight?
You need: To have better control of your allergy. You need to take a decongestant histamine and at times two kinds of prescription nasal steroids if that severe. At times an additional oral histamine in the morning! See your doctor if no better. May need referral to allergist or ENT specialist depending on your needs. You can chew gums and yawn to help open up the eustachian tubes, . ...Read more
Have ear pressure for 2 weeks in both ears that is not relieved by chewing gum or yawning. Doc said ears look fine but pressure bothersome. What is it?
Ear Pressure: Pressure in the middle ear is ideally equal to environmental pressure. It is corrected by the eustachian tube, which connects from the middle ear to the back of nose. The popping that occurs when one goes in an airplane is the eustachian tube opening to equalize ear pressure. When pressures differ, the ear drum can be sucked in or bulge out. With this fluid can accumulate causing an otitis media. ...Read more
D Diagnosis: The answer to your problem is not "How to sleep...... but what is the cause of your painful ear pressure. Do you have a hearing loss? . Could you have a painful TMJ. You need a diagnosis probably from an ENT doctor to determine the cause of your painful ear pressure before you can sleep with it. ...Read more
Eustachian tube: There is a tube that connects the middle ear with the top of the throat, intended to keep middle ear pressure the same as barometric pressure. When allergies cause enough swelling in the nose that this tube closes off, middle ear pressure goes down as the tissues absorb the oxygen from the air, but barometric pressure doesn't. This causes the ear discomfort due to nasal congestion. ...Read more
See your doctor: Given your symptoms, you will need a thorough evaluation to see what's going on. ...Read more
See an ENT doc: This could be meniere's disease. There are 4 symptoms that characterize this: intermittent verigo associated with pressure in the ear, ringing in the ear, and hearing loss. The episodes last less than 24 hours and are recurrent. You should see an ENT doc to accurately diagnose your condition. ...Read more
It may work: It may work. It just takes a while and you may not need it:try performing a valsalva maneuver - pinch your nose and gently "blow" air out of your nose while at the same time bearing down like you are lifting something. This will force air up your eustachian tube and expand the middle ear and prevent traction on the ear drum which is what causes the pain and fullness during descent. ...Read more
Any suggestions for fluctuating ear pressure/fullness (ringing)due to barometer shifts & allergies?
What are some good ways to fix ear pressure build up when changing altitude quickly, like in an airplane?
-treat any congestion beforehand. If you're feeling "stuffy" before flying, use nasal decongestant or antihistamine before boarding
-swallow. Chew gum, suck on hard candy, sip a drink.
-try valsalva maneuver: hold nostrils closed w/ your fingers, close your mouth & blow softly. Be gentle.
Persistent pain or pressure lasting beyond 1-2 days? Get seen. ...Read more
I have had ear pressure for months. 3 weeks ago I started having bad, sometimes, stabbing pain & headaches. Feels like something in my head wants out?
See your doctor: You'll need an examination to determine what's going on. Good luck. ...Read more
Dull but ongoing tension headeach w/pain centered around my temples that feels like a band around my head with some ear pressure/poping. What do I do?
TMJ?: This could be related to your tempro mandibular joint. Malfunction in your joint, which is right in front of your ear can cause your symptoms. See a dentist for a proper evaluation. ...Read more
Ear pressure: Ear pressure is often a factor of swelling or dysfunction of your eustachian tube, the none tin between your ears and the back of your throat. If you have an infection or allergies that can affect how your eustachian tube opens to equalize the pressure behind your eardrum and the outside air pressure. ...Read more
Eustacian tubes: The tube that runs from your middle middle ear to your nasal passages is different in everyone, some larger or smaller, some at more of an angle....And allergies can make it less open also (it is lined with the same tissue as your nose basically). Things that can help when you fly is chewing gum, using a nose spray like afrin before you fly, or something called "earplanes", in your pharmacy! ...Read more
Ear pressure is maintained by constant flow of air through the eustachian tube which connects the middle to the throat.
You can try blowing ballons or blowing through a pinched nose. That action builds pressure within the throat which in turn opens up the eustachian tubes. ...Read more
I would not: Jump to that conclusion. You may have congestion. It this is not responsive to OTC's -seek assessment. Take care. ...Read more
Feed child-pacifier: Feed your one year old a bottle or give him a pacifier on take off and landing. The sucking motion will help to keep his Eustachian tubes (tube between inner mouth and middle ear) open. ...Read more
Will chewing gum always help with ear pressure in long flights or is there a better non-medication method?
Valsalva: Try performing a valsalva maneuver - pinch your nose and gently "blow" air out of your nose while at the same time bearing down like you are lifting something. This will force air up your eustachian tube and expand the middle ear and prevent traction on the ear drum which is what causes the pain and fullness during descent. ...Read more
Slightly uneven pupils. Ms. Head and ear pressure. History of on and damage to ear nerve. Old damage or flare?
I have a hard lump on the back of my head, I get pressure in it some times when I lay down, and I also have ear pressure, could they beconnect?
Yesterday I slammed the upper side of my head into a door, instantly had ear pressure on that side of my head that had now turned into an earache. Why?
Hi, Is it possible for person to feel/palpate their styloid process right under ear? I can really feel both of mine but one on the left seems longer bud does not give me any pain. I did have ear pressure which seems to be getting better now. Thank
Let it be:
It appears that whatever it is, it is not causing any symptoms, so you may leave it alone.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
Time: You must have gotten some water into the inner ear canal. If you have no congestion at all in the nasal passages, then only time will help (a few days). If you do have nasal congestion, may consider trying an OTC nasal decongestant spray for up to 4 days. If your nose is always congested, consider daily use of nasal steroid or consult an allergist. ...Read more
Get an examination: Your symptoms could be due to an infectious entity or they may not. A good examination of the ears, sinuses, and upper airways will give you more information. Of course, depending on how long you've been taking the Cipralex you could also think that some of what you're having could be related to side effects of the drug. Bottom line, you need to be seen by a doctor. ...Read more
Yes, possible: Sinus pressure and infections may results in symptoms of facial pain or headaches as well as ear pain. Ear pain may be radiating or referred pain, or potentially from eustachian tube problems secondary to sinus issues. ...Read more
Can a myringotomy worsen existing tinnitus (cause unknown)? Myringotomy to alleviate excruciating ear pressure
2 questions: Myringotomy can not have an effect on tinnitus unless you have middle ear fluid. Tinnitus is now considered a central (brain synchronicity problem). The pressure question again can only answered by the middle ear being full of thick fluid causing pressure and hearing loss. Middle ear fluid rarely causes excruciating ear pressure unless you have pus under pressure. You need accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
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Mild ear pain from time to time, constant ringing in right ear. Pressure in right ear and squeeking when I pinch my nostriles closed and blow?
Mild ear pain from time to time, constant ringing in right ear. Pressure in right ear and squieeking when I pinch my nostriles closed and bllow?
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