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Chronic Clogged Ears
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
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
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
Had clogged ears due to cold and it take several day to get normal and cold is my regular problem.so what to do?
Clogged ears: Decongestant and lemon dropsGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
She complaints about earache, ringing, and clogged ears. We've tried everything but it doesn't work. Please help.
Time to see doctor: and get a proper diagnosis then it can be treated. ...Read more
Need to get help: Your symptoms warrant an urgent visit to a doctor. Most likely you have an ear infection of some kind. They can get rapidly worse. Proper diagnosis by examination is needed to determine treatment. Going to an urgent care or family doctor today can save you from a more painful emergency room visit tonight. Since you will not be seeing me today, I have nothing to gain by telling you to see a doctor ...Read more
Hello. : Hello. If your ears are clogged, it could be due to congestion. Congestion could create pressure on the eustacian tubes which normally can allow for pressure to equalize (or fluid to drain) as they connect the inside of the ear to the throat. You can try an oral decongestant or a nasal spray like afrin to help open up the area. If you use afrin, don't use any more often that twice a day for up to 3 to 5 days at the very longest. Hope your ears feel more comfortable soon. ...Read more
Congestion of the sinuses and ears is due to inflammation of the respiratory lining in the nose and around the eustachian tube. The inflammation can be due to allergy, viral or bacterial infection or irritation from smoke, fumes or dust.
Start with saline rinses and allergy control if allergies are an issue. See your primary doctor or ear nose and throat specialist for specific care. ...Read more
Yes: See an otolaryngologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
You need an exam: To figure this out.Could be anything from wax to a ruptured eardrum with infection.Go get checked, if persists. ...Read more