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What causes temporary ear problem like having water in your ears?

What causes temporary ear problem like having water in your ears?

A few things: If you literally mean water in your ears, some ear canals are shaped in a way to trap water or even have excess ear wax that can trap water. Over the counter drying agents like swim-ear can help remove the water. Your pcp can check to see if your ears are filled with wax. Eustacian tube dysfunction can prevent your ears from draining. Allergies can also cause this. See your md if this persists. ...Read more

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Ear Problem (Definition)

Problems with the ear include external infection, allergy to the skin, perforation of the eardrum, tinnitus (ringing), loss of hearing acuity, deafness, dizziness, balance disorder, problems after flying with air pressure, and many others. See your otolaryngologist ...Read more


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Can mold cause inner ear problems or middle ear problems?

Can mold cause inner ear problems or middle ear  problems?

Not typically: The middle ear and inner ear are generally inaccessible to mold pathogens., unless there is something unusual about your anatomy. Bacteria and viruses are the general troublemakers in those areas. Mold and yeast infections are very common in the outer ear. ...Read more

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What kind of bacterial/virus could cause middle ear problem? Where are they come from? Food? Air?Blood?

What kind of bacterial/virus could cause middle ear problem? Where are they come from? Food? Air?Blood?

Several: Adeno-, rhino-viruses and non-typable h.Flu, pneumococcus, moraxella, staph are bacteria that can cause infection. The virus usually causes the initial infection, and the patient is colonized with the bacteria that secondarily infects the middle ear. These diseases are transmitted by hand to mouth contact from another infected host, the same as a cold. Not from blood, food. ...Read more

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I have a appointment with a allergist in a couple of weeks. I think allergies are causing my ear problems. Will allergist examine the inside of ears?

I have a appointment with a allergist in a couple of weeks. I think allergies are causing my ear problems.  Will allergist examine the inside of ears?

Yes: An Allergist will examine your ears for signs of anatomic or inflammatory changes. since you do not mention the specific ear problems that you're having, it's hard to address those specifically. Eustachian tube dysfunction can cause pressure sensations in the ears, dizziness or even pulsatile tinnitus. Allergic rhinitis could contribute to this and treating your allergies may help. ...Read more

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What could cause vertigo (inner ear problem)?

What could cause vertigo (inner ear problem)?

Dizziness: Dizziness can mean 1 of 2 things; lightheadedness & vertigo. Lightheadedness is feeling like you're about to faint or pass out & may get nauseated. It is relieved by lying down. It is not serious & usually is caused by drop of blood pressure or blood flow to head when u get up too fast. Vertigo is feeling like you or surroundings are moving, as if u r spinning or falling. It is most likely anxiety ...Read more

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I was wondering what would cause vertigo(inner ear problem i think)?

I was wondering what would cause vertigo(inner ear problem i think)?

Dizziness: Dizziness can mean 1 of 2 things; lightheadedness & vertigo. Lightheadedness is feeling like you're about to faint or pass out & may get nauseated. It is relieved by lying down. It is not serious & usually is caused by drop of blood pressure or blood flow to head when u get up too fast. Vertigo is feeling like you or surroundings are moving, as if u r spinning or falling. It is most li ...Read more

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Can GERD or LPR cause sinus and ear problems ?

Can GERD or LPR cause sinus and ear problems ?

Yes = atypical GERD: Healthtap is full of answers regarding gerd's causes, variations, and approaches for treatment ; prevention. Ear, nose, and throat manifestations of lpr commonly include the throat, ears, airway, etc. Please type "gerd" in the search box, and i think you'll find all the responses you could want! ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause ear problems.. I have ringing in my right ear. I can hear but when on the phone if I use that ear the people sound like robots..?

Can TMJ cause ear problems.. I have ringing in my right ear. I can hear but when on the phone if I use that ear the people sound like robots..?

TMJ & Tinnitus: Tmj dysfunction can absolutely cause tinnitus (ringing in the ears). You should seek a consult with a dentist specializing in TMJ disorders so that you can be properly evaluated; if a TMJ problem is found, an orthotic can be fabricated which will help eliminate your symptoms. ...Read more

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Could an atrial septal defect cause ear problems?

Could an atrial septal defect cause ear problems?

No: Although there is no cause and effect about what u r asking, patients with congenital heart disease sometimes have other birth defects. Hearing problems are not usually one of them. ...Read more

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