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My left ear feels clogged/full and then becomes painful. Could it be from environmental allergies?

My left ear feels clogged/full and then becomes painful. Could it be from environmental allergies?

Maybe: Ear congestion and popping can result from nasal congestion from nasal allergies. If the symptoms are intermittent and involve either ear intermnittently, that may be the case. See your doctor to rule out an ear infection and then start a steroid nasal spray to improve your nasal congestion and minimize your ear symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can having a little stuffy nose from allergies cause dizziness but dr said ears look good?

Can having a little stuffy nose from allergies cause dizziness but dr said ears look good?

Dizzy or lightheaded: must be distinguished. Your ears can look absolutely normal while in the throes of a violent attack of vertigo because your ears aren't the issue. It is the vestibular apparatus. Being transiently light headed is common with allergic type symptoms and the treatment with antihistamines and decongestants but vertigo is a wholly different thing treated differently. Good luck. ...Read more

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Stay lightheaded daily 24//7 6yrs been drs Ent they say anxiety I do have allergies no fluid in ear etd test done good so just stuffy wouldn't cause ?

Stay lightheaded daily 24//7 6yrs been drs Ent they say anxiety I do have allergies no fluid in ear etd test done good so just stuffy wouldn't cause ?

Dentist/neurologist: One can get lightheaded from many causes including hyperventilation from anxiety. Temporomandibular disorder from teeth clenching or grinding can also cause lightheadedness . However given the problem has been present for 6 years I would suggest that you ask your dentist to check your jaw first and then seek a neurology consult if that is not the issue. ...Read more

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Does allergies cause fluid in the ears?

Does allergies cause fluid in the ears?

Allergies fluid ears: Yes it can but need someone to look in ears and see. And then make recommendations. ...Read more

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Could getting your ears pierce cause allergies?

Could getting your ears pierce cause allergies?

Earlobe allergies: Allergies on the ear lobes are from contact allergies to metal, such as nickel and gold. It has no relation to nasal allergies ...Read more

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Congestion and stuffy ears?

Congestion and stuffy ears?

Virus or allergy: Sounds like you have the typical issues a lot of people have this time of year. Viruses and being allergic to various things are typical causes. Do you have specific questions about the symptoms? ...Read more

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Can allergies cause clogged ears?

Can allergies cause clogged ears?

Allergies Clog Ears: Allergies are a very common cause of clogged ears. The pressure behind the eardrums is kept normal by a tube that goes from the middle ear to the back of the nose. Allergies cause swelling in the back of the nose, swelling the opening to that tube closed, causing the ear pressure. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause your ears to itch?

Can seasonal allergies cause your ears to itch?

Yes: They can definitely cause the sensation of itching in your eustacian tubes between your ears and throat. ...Read more

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Can mascara allergy cause clogged ears?

Can mascara allergy cause clogged ears?

Unlikely: Are you sure it is mascara allergy and not plain old seasonal allergies? Mascara allergy will cause a local rash and rash on the eyelids. Nasal allergies can cause clogged ears. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause one ear to get red and hot?

Can allergies  cause one ear to get red and hot?

Unlikely: It's likely that you have an ear infection. Allergy might increase the risk of getting ear infection by causing dysfunction of the natural ear draining mechanism. However when one ear is red and hot like you describe, you might need to see a local physician to be looked at to rule out infection and get proper treatment. ...Read more

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Can food allergies be the cause of my red hot ears?

Red ears and allergy: Yes, food allergies can cause those symptoms but it does call for a medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Can Flonase treat fluid in the ear even if it wasn't caused by allergies?

Can Flonase treat fluid in the ear even if it wasn't caused by allergies?

Unlikely: Although Flonase has been reported to be effective for certain non-allergic rhinitis, I am a little skeptical about this finding. Thus it is likely more effective in decongesting the nose when the problem is allergic. Even then the chances are likely 50/50. If this problem has been present for more than a month , you need to see an ENT. ...Read more

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What causes pain behind your right ear. I've been having allergy flair ups could this be related and what do you do to stop it?

What causes pain behind your right ear. I've been having allergy flair ups could this be related and what do you do to stop it?

Tendonitis: The area behind the ear is the mastoid process. If you do not have any hearing loss or any pus from the ear canal, the most common cause of pain just behind the ear is inflammation of the attachment of the large neck muscle (SCM) that attaches to the mastoid process. Heat and analgesics for a week. If not better, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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My ear feels clogged & hurts a bit, and tickles when i tilt my head right back and then forward also. What might be the cause?

My ear feels clogged & hurts a bit, and tickles when i tilt my head right back and then forward also.  What might be the cause?

Wax buildup: Sounds like you have wax build up with some part that's loose. See your pcp and have them examine and clean out your ear as needed. Don't try to do it yourself because you don't want to damage your ear drum especially if you have a large amount of wax buildup. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can be done for a dairy allergy that causes fluid in the ear besides to stop eating food with dairy in it?.

Is there anything that can be done for a dairy allergy that causes fluid in the ear besides to stop eating food with dairy in it?.

Forgive my frankness: I would look for some other cause of the fluid in your ear. Get a second opinion. Often no cause is found. And before you decide you have a dairy allergy, get with a real allergist. A "pop" diagnosis of allergy will make your life much more difficult and make it hard to be a good guest. You may never find a cause for the fluid -- usually it's eustachean tube dysfunction. ...Read more

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I have been really congested the past 5 days & the last 2 days my ears have been really stuffy. What can u do to get rid of painful stuffy ears?

I have been really congested the past 5 days & the last 2 days my ears have been really stuffy. What can u do to get rid of painful stuffy ears?

Pseudo...: Fluid that builds up in cavities such as the sinuses or the middle ear can be treated over the counter with decongestant medications. Pseudoephedrine is an active ingredient of many such decongestants, which is quite effective. Speak to a pharmacist about which decongestant is the best for you. ...Read more