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Blocked Ear Due To Cold
Unlikely: two common things and may occur together with one NOT causing the other! ...Read more
Ringing in r ear due to possible blocked eustauchain tube. Is it ok to try and pop ears occassionally during the day to get air flowing to that ear?
Blocked sinuses. Goes from left ear/nostril to the right. Could it be due to damage to the ear? Loud music?
Moderate allergy: Alternating congestion is simply moderate but not severe nasal congestion compounding the physiologic nasal cycle. Normally one nasal passage works while the other rests. The cycle switches sides ~every 15 minutes. Mild to moderate nasal congestion adds a little more blockage & makes one aware of the normal process. So this is more likely a typical allergy than permanent hearing loss. ...Read more
Sinus headaches: The headaches could be coming from your sinuses rather than your plugged ears. They are plugged because of mucus back flowing from your sinuses and nose consult your doctor or an allergist for help. ...Read more
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
E. tube dysfunction: Sounds like you have eustachian tube dysfunction, which is a condition in which your eustachian tube connecting your ear from the ear drum to the back of your nose is clogged up due to congestion caused by allergies or colds. Take a deep breath, hold your mouth closed, pinch your nose closed, and force air up the eustachian tubes by blowing. You should feel a pop. Can try a decongestant or a gum. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can impacted ear wax cause Eustachian Tube Dysfunction? Can it cause fluid to build up in middle ear? Starting to think issues started cause ear wax.
If I have cronic sinus pressure, inner ear fluid, blocked ears and ringing without runny nose or watery eyes or itching can it be allergies?
Possible/less likely: Allergies can cause these symptoms that you mentioned. But it could be chronic sinusitis. In that case, antibiotics or sometimes surgery can help. You should see an ear, nose, throat doctors first, and later also do an allergy testing to rule out allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear pressure: This is a problem where your Eustachian tube isn't working well and you develop negative pressure or a small vacuum in your ears. This is common. First try to counteract the pressure by pinching your nose and blowing...this should "Pop" the ears. If not, use some nasal decongestant sprays to open this up and then try popping the ears. Next try nasal steroids, like Flonase OTC...keep popping ...Read more
No: This should go away after your tube is unblocked. If it doesn't in a few days please see a doctor. ...Read more
May be: Crackling in the ear is pretty non-specific. An abnormal ear sound can occur from something within the ear itself, or with the sinus passages around the ear. The diagnosis of an ear infection is made by a physician who looks into the ear canal and evaluates the tissue and the ear drum. If that is clear, they should look in your throat to see if there is swelling of tonsils. Check sinuses also. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take for pseudoephedrine (60mg/3x) to start working? Severely blocked ears due to head cold. For 4 days now, since 2nd day of cold.
Not enough: Adequate Treatment of viral common cold symptoms require not only decongestant (pseudoephedrine) but also antihistamine like benadryl (diphenhydramine) and anti-inflammatory medicine like aspirin . If these don't help in 3-5 days, the possibility of bacterial infection and thus antibiotic treatment should be considered ...Read more
What kind of damages can you do to the ear from valsava too hard while ears blocked due to a cold?
Time: You have a viral infection involving the back of the nose and Eustachian tube. Try an oral decongestant and an OTC nasal spray (only for three days). Please do not take an antibiotic. If the symptoms persist for more than 3 weeks, see an ENT doctor. The problem should resolve in about 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
Blocked ear, throbbing & can hear heart beat, not too painful. Popped once when blowing nose, can't hear well. Getting over a mild cold.
Eustachtian tube: This is likely from a blocked eustachtian tube or fluid trapped behind your ear drum. You can try manoeuvres to help open the tube and help drainage. These are called Valsava maneuvers. One is blowing into a blocked straw, another is taking a big breath and holding it and swallowing. Sometimes chewing gum works. If these maneuvers fail to work, see your doctor for medication. All the best. ...Read more
I have an upper respiratory infection and have been taking clarithromycin for 2 days. I now have cold like symptoms an a blocked ear. Is this normal?
Blocked ear: Quite common. Do not worry about it. The infection can take a week to ten days to clear. Good luck and hang in there. See my other answer to this question. ...Read more
Had blocked ear do to allergies. Did a ear wax removal kit. Still seemed plugged up two days later went to do peroxide/water it was cold now vertigo?
Blocked ear: You probably still have wax in the ear. Use a bulb syringe and warm water so you do not get dizzy. The cold water will always cause you to get dizzy. Do not use cold water. You can use some more peroxide or you can get it sucked out by your local ent. You so not have to suffer any longer. See the ent, if you are frustrated. It is fun to get your ear cleaned out by a professional, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It depends on the cause and what you are doing about it. It you are doing nothing, then the problems may continue indefinitely. See an ENT doctor and determine the cause if it is a major issue. ...Read more
Depends: A blocked ear can be the result of several disorders; not all would make you sick. Impacted wax should not make you sick. However, a middle ear infection is always secondary to disease (infection, viral or bacterial) in the back of the nose and that would make you sick. If you have a hearing loss associated with this blockage you need to see a physician, preferably an ENT doctor. ...Read more
2 separate problems: Although the blocked ear and sinusitis may be caused by the same virus, the 2 problems are separate and not causing each other. Rather, most likely the virus is causing nasal obstruction leading to sinusitis and the same virus may be causing Eustachian tube obstruction leading to the blocked ear. I would advise seeing an ENT doctor for help. ...Read more
Blocked ear : This is potentially serious. It can be due to minor things like wax. It can be also be due to sudden loss of nerve function which requires immediate steroid treatment and MRI scan. It can also be due to middle ear fluid (infectious and non-infectious). Even tumors in the brain or throat can rarely cause this. You need to be checked right away-preferably ent. ...Read more
It is not: a good idea to fly when your Eustachian tube is blocked. You will have pain because your ear cannot equalize the air pressures on the two sides of the eardrum, when the ambient air pressure changes during the flight. Use antihistamines and nasal sprays to get rid of blockage before your flight. ...Read more
Would dilute it 50%: and use 3% hydrogen peroxide. It is less irritating on tissues. ...Read more
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