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I have chronic clogged ears, went to ENT nothing even got tested for allergies and nothing, and cat scan. Dont know what to do?

I have chronic clogged ears, went to ENT nothing even got tested for allergies and nothing, and cat scan. Dont know what to do?

Blocked ears: Sometimes we can't find a cause for this problem; we have two aerosol nasal sprays that can be tried.The aerosols often get back through the nasal passages to the eustachian tube openings that connect to the throat better than aqueous sprays. They are called zetonna and qnasl. Some of my patients also find it helpful to take sudafed on the mornings they are blocked. Try a milk free diet too. ...Read more

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I have chronic clogged ears, went to ENT nothing even got tested for allergies and nothing, and cat scan. Don't know what to do?

I have chronic clogged ears, went to ENT nothing even got tested for allergies and nothing, and cat scan. Don't know what to do?

Clogged ears: From what you describe, i assume the ct scan is also normal? Did the ENT see any fluid behind the drums? Do you have any nasal symptoms? If so, a nasal spray can help, even without nasal allergies. If you felt the ENT did not address your symptoms, you may want to gto back to them or seek the opinion of another one. ...Read more

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Grand other, 87yo. 5'5" 149lbs. Chronic cold symptoms, 10yrs. Runny nose, clogged ears, dizziness, cough, hoarse throat. No allergies. Any ideas?

Grand other, 87yo. 5'5" 149lbs. Chronic cold symptoms, 10yrs. Runny nose, clogged ears, dizziness, cough, hoarse throat. No allergies. Any ideas?

Chronic sinusitis: The symptoms above are consistent with chronic irritation of the nose and throat. This can be caused by chronic sinus infections which also connect to the ear and cause dizziness. A Cat scan of sinuses can help. A more unlikely but possible cause is reflux disease. (GERD) While not typical, gastric fluid coming up in the throat during sleep can cause the symptoms as well. An ENT surgeon can help. ...Read more

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What is the best way unclog clogged ears?

What is the best way unclog clogged ears?

Depends on cause: If it is wax or something in your ear canal, your ENT would be best to unclog it. If it is fluid behind your ear drum, either time or a myringotomy (incision in ear drum) performed by your ENT are best answers. ...Read more

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Colds for 5 days.clogged ears after blowing and slight ringing of ears..please help?

Colds for 5 days.clogged ears after blowing and slight ringing of ears..please help?

Symptoms could be: viral syndrome. Generally viral symptoms could if uncomplicated treated with decongestants, increased warm fluids and otc analgesics and expectorates as indicated. If symptoms persist or worsen urgent care or PCP visit. ...Read more

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Do analgesics work on clogged ears?

Do analgesics work on clogged ears?

May help with pain..: But will not help the cause of clogged ears which should be evaluated and not masked with pain meds. ...Read more

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Can you advise me on flying with clogged ears tips?

Can you advise me on flying with clogged ears tips?

Not sure: I am not sure what you mean by "clogged ear tips". If you have middle ear fluid, then you should not fly because of potentially serious complications, such as bleeding into the ear, sudden deafness, and even a perforation. You need a diagnosis before you fly. ...Read more

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What causes clogged ears ? And popin them all the time ? Bedside tmj

What causes clogged ears ? And popin them all the time ? Bedside tmj

The most common: Cause of clogged ears is ear wax. The accumulation can be considerable over time. Consult with your PCP or an otolaryngologist to have your ears checked. A quick exam can confirm or rule out a wax issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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Clogged ears, can it be allergies?

Clogged ears, can it be allergies?

Blocked ears: Ear- blocking does sometimes occur as part of a person's allergy symptoms, because the eustachian tubes can swell when there is allergic inflammation. Ears can also itch, along with nasal and eye itching. Itching is more specific to allergies than ear blocking, because ears can also block with colds or ear infections, or even external problems like wax buildup. ...Read more

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Does amoxicillin helps clogged ears?

Does amoxicillin helps clogged ears?

If: You have a bacterial infection that is sensitive to the abx, yes, but you may need help with drainage. See md. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause clogged ears?

Can allergies cause clogged ears?

Allergies Clog Ears: Allergies are a very common cause of clogged ears. The pressure behind the eardrums is kept normal by a tube that goes from the middle ear to the back of the nose. Allergies cause swelling in the back of the nose, swelling the opening to that tube closed, causing the ear pressure. ...Read more

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Normal to have clogged ears after flu?

Normal to have clogged ears after flu?

Yes: Respiratory viruses can cause inflammation of the Eustachian tubes. These tubes allow you to equalize pressures in your ears. Decongestants or nasal saline rinses can help. If it is not improving, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause clogged ears when eating?

Can TMJ cause clogged ears when eating?

Maybe: I would suggest having someone check your ears and if there is no problem see someone who can diagnose and treat TMJ problems. ...Read more

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Most preferred allergy pills for clogged ears ?

Most preferred allergy pills for clogged ears ?

Depends: Often clogged ears will respond to an antihistamine with a decongestant if tolerated or else a prescription nasal spray to relieve congestion. ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly when suffering from clogged ears caused by a cold?

Is it safe to fly when suffering from clogged ears caused by a cold?

Safe, but painful..: I wouldn't necessarily cancel a flight if you have a cold, but because of the pressure change, you might have some pain in the ear. I recommend to my patients taking some sudafed and Ibuprofen about an hour before the flight, and if it's a long flight, also about an hour before landing. If the pain gets really bad, have a doc check it out after a day or two. Happy flying! ...Read more

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My ear feels clogged and has a low ringing or humming noise what should do? Just started this morning

My ear feels clogged and has a low ringing or humming noise what should do? Just started this morning

Hello. : Hello. I can't diagnose your symptoms. However, your eustacian tube (tube that goes from the inside of the ear and empties into the throat) may be closed off. That can create the sense of pressure and may be causing the ringing (tinnitus). Hydrate well. Consider use of an oral decongestant. You might also consider using a product like afrin (oxymetazoline) which is sprayed in the nose. Make sure that you don't use it more often that twice a day for a max of 3 to 5 days. Your symptoms may be the result of congestion. ...Read more

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My right ear feels clogged and it keeps ringing ?

My right ear feels clogged and it keeps ringing ?

? Impacted wax: You need to be examined, see your doctor, don't try to insert anything into your ears, good luck ...Read more

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Is prednisone safe while nursing? I'm on it for clogged ears

Is prednisone safe while nursing? I'm on it for clogged ears

Yes: This does pass over in the breastmilk but studies show the amount is less than 1% .The drug is actually something that mimics one your body makes naturally as a stress hormone. ...Read more