Blocked ear every morning - Doctor answers
In the mornings which ever side im sleeping on and that side will be blocked, ear and nose. Constantly have a sicky headache with it and eye my droops?
Dependent Congestion: Greetings. The congestion in your nose and ear is related to normal nasal physiology. The structures in your nose called turbinates will swell with blood. Since you are lying down, more blood will be in your nose since you are laying not standing. Gravity will cause the downward side of your nose and ear to have more blood thus causing more blockage. It's like the sand in an hour glass. ...Read more
My right ear feels clogged up not sure what's causing it. It is not painful it's just super uncomfortable and my head feels heavy on the right side. Every time I pull my skin like when I tie my hair up it gets blocked. Could you tell me what's causing it
Otoscope!: The easiest way to figure this one out is have someone look in your ear with an otoscope. It's most likely wax build up or fluid trapped behind your eardrum. If you're not in pain, it's not likely to be an infection. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Having left ear pain, ear fullness, dizziness, a litle fluid in morning. Went to pcp and ENT and said no ear infection. Are they wrong? Been 2-3 weeks.
NO OTITIS: When you are having colds, the secretion travels to the eustachian tubes to the ears causing obstruction and pain. Sometimes the infection is in the throat instead of the ears. ...Read more
Eustacian Tube: You may have some form of eustacian tube dysfuction which drains the ear into the nose. Allergy, infection and other causes may result in blockage of the drainage system and fluid pressure is noted with a painful ear. ...Read more
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
Valsalva maneuver: Pinch both nostrils and then blow out through nose with closed lips. It should open up blocked ear. If this makes ear hurt, you need to see MD ...Read more
Family practice: Voice change or hoarseness has to do with swelling around your vocal cords. Ears that are plugged maybe caused by fluid from inflation or just wax build up. Your dr could let you know if it persists. ...Read more
My left ear feels blocked and I'm very lightheaded could the blocked ear be the reason I'm lightheaded? How do I unblock it?
Light headedness is not a symptom of middle or inner ear disease. Vertigo (spinning) is. Light headedness is multifaceted and can be the result of blood pressure problems or metabolic diseases. The left ear blockage is independent and may be due to wax, middle ear fluid.
You can not unblock an ear without a diagnosis. Strongly urge you to see an ENT doctor to give a correct diagnosis. ...Read more