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Can I Use A Nose Plunger To Unclo My Ear
Nope-be careful: Not at all as long as you use care. Why are you using these anyway. Get you an ear and a nose wash from the drug store. Let them drain and drip dry. Use a hairdryer to dry the ears. Cleaning the ears daily can dry them and cause itchy ears. Poking things in your nose can cause bleeding and that can be a headache. ...Read more
I'm having problems with my right ear... When I move or use my nose, it gets stuffed and it annoys me! What could it be? Thank you.
Hello doc, my girlfriend is having chest, nose and ear blockage from last 2 3 weeks. She took meds also but no use. Suggest something please.
Go see her doctor: Need evaluation to determine diagnosis (cause) before can suggest solution. For instance, allergies are treated differently from infections. I have no idea what medication she took w/o relief so she needs to tell prescribing doctor what (didn't) happen. ...Read more
Lately I've been sick with a light sniffles. I blew my nose and hour ago and popped my ear. I still can't hear well. Is it safe to use ear drops?
Allergies.: That sounds like allergies. Nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, headache, facial pains and earache can be triggered by fragrances, dust mites, grass, trees, pets, environmental molds and such. There are outdoor and indoor allergens. OTC nasal steroid and nasal saline are worth a try. Ear drops won't get to the root of the issue. ...Read more
Last 40 days I am suffering, I used many medicens & nasal spray but no use. I think heavy mucus which stuck in my head, Ears & Nose please advice.
Recently, when I move, yawn or use my nose, my right ear gets stuffed and it gets hard for me to get it unstuffed. Also, I feel air locked in my ear.?
Eustachian tube: The eustachian tube opens with yawn or swallow and contracting palate. When the eustachian tube is swollen due to sinus congestion, allergies, virus', pressure changes or with cerumen (wax) impaction in ear canal, stuffy sensation can occur. This is treated with nasal steroid spray, decongestant and gentle autoinsufflation of ears (pinch nose and blow). See physician with persistent symptoms. ...Read more
Yes: Just font put inside your nose, just skin. ...Read more
Right ear getting plugged sometimes for weeks! Happening when I use my nose, when I yawn or when I walk. What can I do??? Thank you! I also feel air.
Eustachian tubes: Eustachian tubes close up and don't want to open. Ask a pilot for the ways they get their Eustachian tubes open - they can show you easier than tell you. If unable to open, then see the Doctor. ...Read more
Family practice: It would be safe but doubt it would work. ...Read more
Possibly: Otrivin (xylometazoline) is a decongestant that will shrink clogged nasal passages. If there is no cold or facial congestion, it will not have much effect. Swallowing helps open the passageways and clear the ears, so a good way to help your infant avoid ear pain is to make sure he's hungry by the time the airplane descends, and continuously feed from a bottle during descent. ...Read more
My left ear is closed, swollen glands in my neck, left side, blocked nose and coughing. What could I use?
My 3 years old son has cold and middle ear infection. He has stuffy nose. Should we stay away from ocean water because of the infection or can we use?
Ear infection: No problem to use nasal saline sprays to help with the stuffy nose. ...Read more
Which earphones- over the head or earphones are best to use if u don't want to damage your ears and need to use for long.
Being a music lover which earphones are best to use for my ear health? Over the head phones or earphones.
What allergens outside could make me suddenly itchy-mostly on my face, head, & ears? I have not made changes to any products I use. I am in CA.
Contact allergy: If this occurs only on area above the neck, I would suspect a contact allergens used on the face and scalp. Hair products would be on my number 1 list. In contact allergy, the skin does not start to rash until 24-72 hrs after the application. Avoidance is the key but may try topical hydrocortisone cream for the time being. ...Read more
I have an abundant of allergies I take several meds for, but I have this constant ringing in my ears/head is there something I can use to help stop it?
See an ENT: That would be your best bet, don't believe this is related to your allergies or your allergy meds, take care ...Read more
The entire left side of my head/face hurts especially around my ear. I bought so over the counter drops. But when I use them it feels clogged?
My ears get blocked wen I fly. I'll take oral tablets n nasal spray n it works. Is constant use harmful? I tend to use d spray 3 - 4x on long haul
Ear plugged: Ears get blocked as the atmospheric pressire drops when you fly and your ear get plugged feeling. Weh you swallow, your eutachain tube opens up which normalized the pressure on both sides of tympanic membrane resulting in resolution of symptoms. Nasal sprays typically have no role in this. ...Read more
I have a head cold and my ear hurts. Can I use hydrogenperoxide in it? If so how do I use it without hurting my eardrum? Other home remedies to try?
Wait a moment..: Before you go putting peroxide in that ear you should make sure that you don't have an ear infection or worst yet a rupture of your ear drum; have your health care provider check out that ear first and discuss the hydrogen peroxide cleaning at the visit; you can use diluted hydrogen peroxide when you aren't sick by dampening a cotton ball and squeezing it into the ear. ...Read more
I've got water in my ear. How can I get it out? I've tried laying down and hitting my head but it won't come out. I have earwax remover, can I use it?
Alcohol: Put some alcohol in your ear to displace the water and then it will evaporate. However, the water you are speaking of my be behind your eardrum and must exit through you Eustachian tubes. Afrin (oxymetazoline) can be used to open up your Eustachian tubes but only use on very limited basis. Lastly, if this persist you may want to be examined. ...Read more
Right ear itches or tickles on outside of head especially the little flap sticking out in front. Do not use shampoo, use only ivory soap for shampoo, seems to help, other shampoo makes really bad. Only right ear
Not due to phone: Your symptoms are not due to your phone. I would see a regular doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I sweat from my head everyday and I end up with an irritated hairline and behind my ears. They burn when I sweat. Why? I don't use any products.
Hyperhydrosis: You suffer from Hyperhydrosis which is a condition that causes increased sweating. See a doc to discuss further. ...Read more
I have a lump left side of my tooth its very painful my left side of my head and ear hurts really bad went to the dentist what can I use to stop thi?
Ask the dentist:
Your dentist should give you the instruction and medication for stopping the pain.
From what you described, it is very likely the tooth has infection involving the nerve. The definitive solution should be root canal therapy or extraction. At mean time, the dentist might place you under antibiotics and pain medication to control the the syptom.
Do ask your dentist! ...Read more
My glands are swellen up until behind my ears, I feel weak and my head is aching... What couses this and are there any home remedies I can use?
Listen to your body: The first thing to re-examine life style. Eat 6 equal healthy meals including 6 servings of fresh or steamed vegetables and 1 apple spread out through the day. Breathe and relax and learn to manage stress skillfully. Do a gentle fun exercise like pretend jump roping for a few minutes very frequently through the day. Get at least 8 hours of sleep a day. Check iron level, vit d3, and thyroid. ...Read more
13mth son born profoundly deaf r ear, never produces nasal discharge, have to use saline drops to moisten, is this problem caused by deafness?
Unlikely: I am not sure if you are saying your baby is congested and doesn't make a lot of nasal drainage or if he breathes well through the nose. Saline is a great thing to use in drop form to help a baby breathe through the nose if congested. Some associated problems with the back of the nose can be present in some deaf kids ("choanal atresia") that could be considered if it is always blocked on 1 side. ...Read more
I have a very itchy head and its not head lice. I have not changed shampoo and do not use any hair products. Hair also thin above ears. What cause?
The past three days I've had pain on the left side of my head behind my eye in and around my ear and on my neck. I use marijuana on a daily basis.
Garlic is amazing! It has been curing me of everything lately! Tooth ache, ear ache, head ache, fatigue and viruses. Why don't more people use it?
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Is it safe to use vibrating head massager? Any area of the head should be avoided i.e. Above the eye, side of the eye, behind ears. Any brain damage?
Vibrating massage: Vibration to the scalp is safe, just don't poke your eyes! Hand held vibrations for prolonged periods of time can trigger Raynauds phenomenon (blanching, cold intolerance, and pain) in the tips of the fingers. ...Read more
Can I fly with fluid in my ear due to allergies? I don't have an ear ache. I can't stand nasal sprays... are there plugs or pills I can use instead?
Fly with ear fluid.: Technically you can, but you may be very uncomfortable at altitude with bad earaches, or you may even rupture an eardrum. If you can’t use the nasal sprays, you can try to dry out the ears with an OTC antihistamine, but I’d start it at least one week before you leave. ...Read more
I have a sinus infection that is causing horrible pain in the maxillary area and my ears are clogged. Safe to use a nasal spray while breastfeeding?
Yes.: The saline sinus sprays are completely fine. Things like afrin (oxymetazoline) work on the blood vessels to decrease their size. This type of medicine also can work on the blood vessels of the breast to decrease milk production. It is more of a problem when you take a decongestant by mouth but still a small risk. Check out lacmed app as a resource for meds and breast feeding. Feel better! ...Read more
Mom last night had hives all over head, itchy sore scalp, red & painful ears. Had to use ice packs & Benadryl. What could it be & what should she do?
See Doc: If the area is painful and itchy involving only half of the head area, this is likely shingles. Consult your doctor immediately since timely dosing with anti-viral medication may shorten the duration and severity of the disease. ...Read more
What type of nasal spray should I use to unclog my ears? I have a lot of nasal congestion from a sinus infection. I am currently taking an antibiotic.
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