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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Ear Crackling

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Causes of ear crackling / clicking?

Air: When your ear drum moves in response to air moving into your ear from your eustachian tube, a crackling/clicking sound is made. ...Read more

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What could cause the ear crackling when I move my jaw slightly? It is not associated with any noticeable amount of pain.

What could cause the ear crackling when I move my jaw slightly? It is not associated with any noticeable amount of pain.

Normal: All of the joints in the body produce a small amount of gas bubbles. This is a common thing noticed as a cracking or popping in the joint. You hear it in you ear because the joint of the jaw is close to it and the sound conducts through the bone to the ear. So long as you have no pain there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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What could cause ear crackling when I move my jaw?

What could cause ear crackling when I move my jaw?

TMJ: The most likely explanation is the temporomandibular joint (tmj). This joint is located just in front of the ear canal, and the sounds of the joint movements can often be detected by the nearby ear. This is called crepitus, the crunchy, crackling noise of the joint. Inflammation of the TMJ usually produces more noticeable crepitus. Other causes are hairs or wax in the ear canal. ...Read more

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It is possible that a food allergy causes ear popping and crackling?

It is possible that a food allergy causes ear popping and crackling?

Not likely: Food allergy reactions typically cause rash, hives, swelling, diarrhea and other GI symptoms. Ear popping/crackling is suggestive of eustachian tube dysfunction that is more commonly seen in environmental allergies leading to nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Rt ear crackling & full X 2weeks. DX with OE, treated with abx drops and shot. Saw only slight bulging of ear drum and opaque. Why still crackling?

Rt ear crackling & full X 2weeks. DX with OE, treated with abx drops and shot. Saw only slight bulging of ear drum and opaque. Why still crackling?

Eustachian Tube: Your middle ear is trying to equalize but can't. Sounds like there is still fluid present in the middle ear and can't drain out the eustachian tube.
Ask your doctor about using Clear. Ease Lozenges - www. Grossan. Com. These are papain and bromelain enzymes designed for pilots and scuba divers who can't clear their ears. One four times a day melt in mouth between cheek and gums - the buccal pouch. ...Read more

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Ear crackling when I push my index finger in right ear. It clogs up when I lie down on my right side and in unclog it by pushing index fnger. Any advice?

Ear crackling when I push my index finger in right ear. It clogs up when I lie down on my right side and in unclog it by pushing index fnger. Any advice?

Ear clogging: Follow up with an ENT doctor.

Do you have sinusitis, allergies? reflux? . Ever had tubes in your ears, large tonsils? These conditions when lying down would cause drainage/blockage and clog the ear. Would elevate head of bed, if allergies, try Zyrtec, (cetirizine) if sinusitis consider zyrtec (cetirizine) and an antibiotic, If reflux consider omeprazole. Good luck ...Read more

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Tinnitis, pressure in ear, crackling, sensitive hearing for years, now suddenly getting worse, while resting. Feel like ear is being torn apart. Sugg?

Tinnitis, pressure in ear, crackling, sensitive hearing for years, now suddenly getting worse, while resting. Feel like ear is being torn apart. Sugg?

ENT doctor: If these symptoms are real there should be some technique by which a cause can be uncovered. Go back and see an ENT specialist and if you are dissatisfied with their opinion ask them to refer you onward. This is solvable. You will have to work at it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please help for ist 4days- ear pain, eardurms (retracted), ear fullness then- tinnitus, ear crackling on swallow, earfullness (sometimes) no hearing loss?

Please help for ist 4days- ear pain, eardurms (retracted), ear fullness then- tinnitus, ear crackling on swallow, earfullness (sometimes) no hearing loss?

See an ENT doctor: Ear pain and fullness can be due to tmd (temporo-mandibular disorder). Retraction of drum may indicate eustachian tube obstruction, but that requires a specialist's observation. Crackling on swallowing is normal. The presence of normal hearing strongly indicates no pathology in the external or middle ear. ...Read more

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Pain-L top cuspid & 2molars next to. Roof mouth felt bruised brief. Sore to bite down on cuspid. Ear crackling, L nostril burning. Dentist a month ago?

Pain-L top cuspid & 2molars next to. Roof mouth felt bruised brief. Sore to bite down on cuspid. Ear crackling, L nostril burning. Dentist a month ago?

More info needed...: Sinus inflammation? Allergies? Food burn? Dentist a month ago, what does that mean? Did you have any treatment at that time? Please repost with more specifics ...Read more

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Dentist mth ago X-rays & 2 fillings - reoccurring pain in top L cuspid, 2 molars, sore to bite down. Burning nostril, ear crackling, roof mouth sore?

Dentist mth ago X-rays & 2 fillings - reoccurring pain in top L cuspid, 2 molars, sore to bite down. Burning nostril, ear crackling, roof mouth sore?

Deep Fillings?: If the teeth that are bothering you are the ones that were restored, the restorations may have been deep. Please see your dentist and have the teeth re-evaluated. ...Read more

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Singer with left side: blocked ear, crackling ear, ear ache, swollen lymph under jaw & hoarse. Gp reffered to ENT - 6month wait. Any ideas please?

Singer with left side: blocked ear, crackling ear, ear ache, swollen lymph under jaw & hoarse. Gp reffered to ENT - 6month wait. Any ideas please?

Ear exam: It's unfortunate that a physician cannot or will not examine your ear to see whether it's blocked or the drum is inflamed and/ or infected. In case the eustachian tube in back of the nose is blocked (which would cause pressure to build up in the ear), irrigate your nasal passages with warm salt water and try a decongestant nasal spray for a short time. However, it's best to have an md examine you. ...Read more

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Ears click everytime I swallow. Been happening for 8 years. What could cause this?

Ears click everytime I swallow. Been happening for 8 years. What could cause this?

Ear clicking: Hello. The clicking sound is the palatoglossis muscle opening and closing the eustachian tube opening. This is the normal pathway that the middle ear allows for air to enter. This allows for an equalization of the air pressure in the ear to the atmosphere. ...Read more

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My ears clicks when I move my neck! What's it?

My ears clicks when I move my neck! What's it?

TMJ vs Ear vs Neck: If your ear clicks, with or without neck movement, it could either be your eustachian (ear tube) tube or your jaw joint (tmj). Sometimes, degenerative changes in youir neck bones can cause neck noise when your turn your head. ...Read more

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When I swallow or chew gum, my ears click. Is this normal?

When I swallow or chew gum, my ears click. Is this normal?

Ear vs TMJ: Having popping/clicking TMJ noises not necessarily a problem. Many people experience these noises. Without pain or limitation of function the noise itself is not an issue. If you have locking or limited movement, "ear" pain, headaches, morning jaw stiffness/soreness, difficulty chewing, bruxism, previous jaw injuries or other jaw conditions, the problem is more serious. Then see a TMJ specialist. ...Read more

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Whenever I exhale out my mouth my ears click. It also happens when talking. It clicks afterwards. What could this be and will it go away?

Whenever I exhale out my mouth my ears click. It also happens when talking. It clicks afterwards. What could this be and will it go away?

TMJ: It could be temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Also, it could be your eustachian tube trying to equalize pressure in your middle ear.
See your doctor and get it checked out. It could get worse if not treated. ...Read more

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My ears click when I swallow. Is this normal? If I plug my nose and swallow I feel air/pressure go into my ears and it stays that way until I swallow.

Ears click swallow: Yes it is normal Usually means air pressure in ears and eustachian canal are changing. Do a wikipedia on this to get more details. ...Read more

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Always get bad headaches when I lie down -going on for 10 yrs. Also pain when I press on head. Worried it's a brain tumour. Ears click when I swallow.

Always get bad headaches when I lie down -going on for 10 yrs. Also pain when I press on head. Worried it's a brain tumour. Ears click when I swallow.

Remain Calm: If you have headaches, a brain MRI is always a good idea to look for something more severe than just headaches. Ask your doctor to consider this. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with a UTI after urine test 2 weeks later pain in joints in hands feet -arthritis?, shooting jaw ear and head ache with ear crackling also

Diagnosed with a UTI after urine test 2 weeks later pain in joints in hands feet -arthritis?, shooting jaw ear and head ache with ear crackling also

Abnormal: . Joint pain can be from many causes. Were you taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin)? Your symtoms are suggestive of a systemic illness or reaction to your medication. Please call your precribing physician- you will need examination and evaluation. ...Read more

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What could cause a crackling sound in infected ear when I move my head?

What could cause a crackling sound in infected ear when I move my head?

Crackling ear: Ear infections can include a buildup of fluid behind the eardrum. See your dr if fluid drains or other symptoms are present or crackling is pronounced. Less commonly considered, the ear's three tiny bones that tap the eardrum to generate sound can become stiff (otosclerosis) -- miniature arthritis -- that can contribute to hearing loss. ...Read more

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Could tinnitis and crackling sound and pain in ear be caused by a forward head posture that led to masseter problems?

Could tinnitis and crackling sound and pain in ear be caused by a forward head posture that led to masseter problems?

Unlikely: Tinnitus is a common disorder afflicting millons of people worldwide and I doubt that head position plays a role in its development. Your ear specialist is best to advise you, however. ...Read more

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My jaw is crackling for a year but recently sometimes it won't open fully like it's jammed and causes some pain in my ear what can I do?

My jaw is crackling for a year but recently sometimes it won't open fully like it's jammed and causes some pain in my ear what can I do?

TMJ: Many times, TMJ symptom begins with malocclusion in the teeth causing compromised muscular adaptation of jaw muscle for function. If untreat, the muscle controlling the TMJ disc movement may be tear or injure, causing the disc to get stuck during jaw movement (open or close lock). Splint, follow up for comfortable open/close jaw, then treat the malocclusion. ...Read more

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I hear crackling in my right ear when my head tilts, like water is stuck in my ear but persistent. It started 4 days ago, stopped, then returned. What could cause this?

I hear crackling in my right ear when my head tilts, like water is stuck in my ear but persistent. It started 4 days ago, stopped, then returned. What could cause this?

Serous otitis: You likely have a serous otitis media. This means there is fluid behind the eardrum. Talk with your ent. Some would treat with antibiotics while others would suggest just giving it time to resolve on its own. ...Read more

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Palatal elevation causes crackling noises in ears when I talk for 11 months. Eustachian tubes tested ok. Feels like palate is sticking on lifting. Help?

Palatal elevation causes crackling noises in ears when I talk for 11 months. Eustachian tubes tested ok. Feels like palate is sticking on lifting. Help?

Posterior support: Sound like recently you may lost a posterior tooth that helped to hold up the arch, or you may have posterior malocclusion that contributes to loss of vertical dimension due to excessive wear. Crepitus, the crackling noise produced while moving your jaw during function, should be exam and treated if possible. It may, but not always, developed into more TMJ problem beyond muscular disturbance. ...Read more

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What can cause tinnitis, pain and crackling in both ears other than tmj, etd and inner ear infection?

See otologist: Sounds like you've seen an ENT doc. I think you need a more specialized opinion. From an otologist. An otologist is an ENT doc who has done a fellowship in ear disease only. Aside from ear and TMJ, no other viable cause of tinnitus exists. Also Make sure you've ruled out TMJ not by a dentist, but a TMJ expert. ...Read more