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Can Ear Wax Cause Sinus Problems
Ear wax in the ear canal is a mixture of secretions from oil and sweat glands in the canal's skin. Shedded skin cells are also a major ingredient of ear wax. There are two genetically determined types of ear wax: the wet type and the dry type. While Asians and Native Americans are more likely to have the dry type (crumbly, flaky), Africans and Europeans are more likely to have the ...Read more
When u hve build up of ear wax & ear drum can't b seen....Can this cause h/aches ear ache dizzyness and sinus pressure best way 2 clean ear drum please
Possible sinus infection. Dr gave me amoxicillin 875 mg tid for 10 days. Used for 4 days now. Why would dried ear wax come out next morning?
Yes: It's not uncommon for sinus infections to get worse before they get better. ...Read more
My right ear is producing no ear wax and hurts and feels pressurized... My left ear is producing alot. I've been getting bad head aches what's going on? I have had monthly sinus infections. Another ent had me try a nasal spray and Allegra D to see if it's a
I have a sharp pain above/behind my right ear and into the base of my head. Might this be caused by sinus problems too?
No: There are no sinuses in that area. ...Read more
Has yellowish blister under one side of tongue also has ear and chest ache. Could his sinuses cause this. Has had really bad sinus problems for years?
It could be a stained from sinus drainage, or part of allergy response.
Either drink water and juice and take allergy and sinus medication.
Drink a hot green tea with lemon and honey.
If you start showing any sign of bacterial infection, see your physician for possible antibiotics ...Read more
There's a fluttering/crackling in my left ear. It comes and goes. Not painful. I did have sinus problems the past few days. Could they be connected?
Possibly: Get checked for toxins, pathogens, allergens in your TM joints, ears, and frontal sinus. Also check the TM joints for displacing disc. ...Read more
Ears itch 24 - 7. no sinus problems. They seem to itch more when it is going to rain. If water touches them, it flares it up even more.
This could be...: If you are referring to itchiness in the ear canal, this could be due to several things which would include ear wax blockage, dermatitis (irritated and overly dry skin), or infection. Scratching the itch only makes things worse later. An exam with an otoscope performed by your physician may help identify the cause and then treatment can be discussed. ...Read more
Pressure in head and ears. No sinus problems. Mri clear. Had for 2 months no relief with meds. Feels like someone pushing down on head and ears pop?
Constant Nausea, Headaches, ringing in ears in mornings at times, constant sinus problems, some hearing issues in the mornings, constant mucous. Thoughts?
Can Cold/Sinus congestion cause a whooshing sound in your ears (my right ear) in certain positions like bending my head forward/towards the right?
Yes it can...: Fluid accumulated in your ears due to congestion can cause this type of symptoms. Usually with plenty of fluids and decongestants gets better in a matter of a few days. ...Read more
Otolaryngologist: An otolyaryngologist would obtain a medical history and a physical exam. Radiographic studies may be done and a scope may be placed up the nose to visualize the sinus etc. The doctor will develop a treatment plan depending on the findings of the evaluation. ...Read more
Hard swelling of mastoid no other symptoms. I have allergies and sinus problems sometimes. Also have seborrhea on scalp and in ears?
See ENT ASAP: Mastoiditis may develop in some people and can be a difficult condition to treat with surgery often needed. I presume however that you do know where the mastoid is located otherwise it may also be from an inflammation of the salivary gland or a tumor along the side of the face. ...Read more
Can you have chest aches or pains with sinus problems? I had sinus surgery 3 weeks ago and still have inflammation around my ears and face.
I keep getting swollen lymph nodes around my neck and ears. I have chronic sinus problems. What type of regimen should I be on?
Need a doctor visit: You would need to see either an allergist or ENT to be evaluated if you have chronic sinusitis and associated conditions. Enlarged cervical lymph nodes might relate to sinusisits. If it persist after sinus diseases are treated, a visit with a hematologist/oncologist might be needed. There are no effective otc regimen for those conditions. ...Read more
If I have sinus fluid in mastoids below ears what are the chances of it becoming a cerebral abcess? Ct didn't show sinus problems in the facial area.
My almost 3 year old has been getting ear infections since she was little, what should I do, what can happen, how to stop these....she has sinus problems?
Ear infections: Many children get ear infections when they are between 1-3. Typically they begin to outgrow them at this age. If the child is getting more than 5-6 ear infections per year, typically ear tubes are placed to reduce the number of infections and allow them to be treated with drops in the ear rather than more oral antibiotics. Frequent ear infections can affect hearing and speech development. ...Read more
I was having sinus problems earlier today. My ear started hurting and now it hurts a lot especially when I yawn burp or hiccup or studf like that?
Ear ache: If there is congestion in the back of the nasal passages the eustachian tube leading to the ear gets blocked and this builds up pressure in the middle ear causing pain. Treatment consists of nasal irrigation and decongestant sprays to unblock that tube. An actual middle ear infection is another cause of earache and an examination of the ear would be required for diagnosis. ...Read more
Clogged ears and foggy feeling for a few days, can sinus congestion cause a lethargy and brain fog? Humidity is high right now as well
When I lay on left ear I get dizzy and it isn't always. Now and then. I've had sinus problems ENT ruled out bppv and Mineres. What else could be?
Lots of options: We are the specialists in the nose ; sinuses. First, we work with you to find the basis of your sinus problems- allergy, anatomy or other medical condition. Once that's determined, a medication regimen can be recommended. If there's an obvious anatomic issue or you fail aggressive medical therapy, surgery then comes into play. Meet with an ENT to discuss your personalized treatment options. ...Read more
Give yourelief...: I can speak personally as a former chronic sinus patient. The ENT worked with me on various medical therapies, but when that wasn't working, he did surgery to open the sinuses and clean things out. If I had known earlier how much better I would feel after that was done, I would have done it years earlier. Get their opinion on what is best for your individual situation. ...Read more
Depends: It all depends on the problem. I start out by getting an extensive history (often people come in with sinus complaints but there issue is not sinusitis). After the physical exam I might perform a scope (to visualize the nasal passages). If we are thinking about surgery or concerned for chronic sinusitis I will order a ct scan. ...Read more
I have been getting frequent ear infections due to sinus problems. What's the best way to prevent these if your tubes don't drain right?
Sticky snot: Most cases due non allergic rhinitis. Nose is filter- think all pollution in air- molds, dust. Dust mite poop, viruses. Nose produces mucous to capture particles. But w enuf irritation, environmental dryness, snot thickens. Best consult family doc or ent. There are nasal corticosteroid. All drainage goes over tubes middle ear. Otc_ neil med nasal wash and saline sprays to clear nasal passages. ...Read more
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
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