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Causes Of Blocked Eustachian Tube
No: This should go away after your tube is unblocked. If it doesn't in a few days please see a doctor. ...Read more
Middle Ear: The eustachian tube is our drainage (& pressure equalizer) for our middle ear, obstructed by excessive mucous production (colds, allergy, smoke exposure), thick mucous due to infection or antihistamines, blowing your nose hard/refilling your ear with mucous, & lymphoid/adenoid tissue obstructing drainage. In children, the tube is narrow & horizontal & plugs more easily. ...Read more
Will taking levitra (10 mg) worsen a very painfully blocked eustachian tube? My doctor says it's caused by allergies and I am currently taking nasonex
Ear Pain and Levitra: Levitra can cause nasal congestion. This in turn could contribute to eustachian tube blockage and ear pain. A study of over 7000 patients demonstrated increased nasal congestion in 3.4% of patients. The congestion generally occurred within the first six months of therapy and mainly affected men over age 50. You may also have allergies that can affect the eustachian tube as well. ...Read more
Can a blocked or swelled Eustachian tube cause your ear to not pop even when forced an when burp makes a pressured water type fart sound?
How to open the eustachian tube? I believ mine is blocked because the pressure of my headphones are causing me to feel like im going to pass gas/explode , etc
Hi. : Hi. First off - please take off the head phones and keep them off until the pain has resolved. Trying pinching down both of your nostrils so that no air flows through them. Now, with you mouth closed and your nostrils pinched closed breath hard (like you were bearing down to have a bowel movement). This pressure might be enough to temporarily open the eustachian tube. However, if that doesn't work consider use of an over the counter oral decongestant - by reducing congestion/ swelling it may take pressure off the eustacian tube which may be pinched off. Consider use of a nasal spray like afrin. It is quite powerful but shouldn't be used more than twice a day for three to five days at the maximum. Maybe you could limit headphone use. Take care. ...Read more
Not likely : Etd from allergy is more of a congestion problem that will respond to medications that decongest such as topical nasal decongestants like afrin or neosynephrine; oral decongestants like sudafed; and topical nasal steroids like nasonex, flonase, veramyst, omnaris, qnasl. Zetonna, and others. ...Read more
What are the consequences of flying with a blocked Eustachian tube if the valsalva technique does not work?
Pain: Having mucous or infection in an ear tube may cause pain during pressure changes of ascending and descending. This could also potentially cause the infection to migrate to the ear drums which could pop. Best to get checked by your doctor to ensure the ear drums are healthy for the flight. Cheers. ...Read more
Apart from colds, what other things cause eustachian tube dysfunction? I have been diagnosed with it and would like to know other causes.
See below: Anything that causes the lining of the nose to become irritated or inflamed-narrows the eustachian tub opening or passageway. Colds, allergies, pollution, smoke. Obesity can predispose one too. Very rarely is it a sign of more serious problems like nasal polyps, cleft palate or tumor. ...Read more
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