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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 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