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Clicking In My Ear When I Swallow
Jaw clicking?: Clicking of one's jaw upon opening and closing is very commonly a sign of TMJ (jaw joint) disorder. It is common in those that grind there teeth at night. It can lead to pain in that area that is can be confused with ear problems. A dental visit will be worthwhile for these patients. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
When i pop my ears, my left ear pops but it feels like air gets caught in my right ear and i get dizzy. right ear also clicks/pops when i swallow???
Ear vs TMJ: ear clicking that occurs primarily with swallowing is the opening of the eustachian tube. "Ear" clicking that occurs with chewing is usually jaw joint - TMJ. If you have associated jaw symptoms, jaw pain, limited oral opening, that would suggest jaw causation. If it concerns you, see ENT doc first, if ear negative, ask your dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See a doctor: You may have a pharyngitis, a throat infection, but if there is associated ear pain, the infection may have spread to the middle ear if it's more serious. You need to see a doctor and have them take a look in your ears with an otoscope, to see if an otitis is present, and if you might need antibiotics to clear th infection. Thee is a rapid test to see if you have a Strep infection- go see your GP ...Read more
Pressure change: When you open wide, a muscle called the levator palitini stretches out the tube that connects the middle ear to your throat. That makes sure it opens wide to let air enter the middle ear. Air movement equalizes the vacuum created when your middle ear skin absorbs oxygen from its air. It is a simple benign process. If it doesn't bother you ignore it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Referred pain to ear: Throat pain when swallowing sounds like the main problem: possible infection, acid reflux, irritation or trauma from swallowing something hard or sharp, or even a tumor, especially if you have a smoking history. Ear pain is commonly referred from a primary source of throat pain. Get an exam by an ear, nose, throat MD ...Read more
ETD: Ears popping with swallowing or jaw movement, most commonly, is due to eustachian tube dysfunction. The eustachian tube connects the middle ear with the back of the nose. The muscles of swallowing are also the muscles the open and close the eustachian tube. Colds, allergies, ear infection as well as other swelling and inflammation can lead to eustachian tube dysfunction (etd) and ear popping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ENT: I would suggest an ENT evaluation to make sure that you have not injured your eustachain tubes. Cannot diagnose online- sorry. ...Read more
Referred pain: This is probably due to a condition we called referred pain because some of the same nerves that innervate the throat also innervate the ear. However, it is a good idea to have an exam and possible throat culture to exclude the possibility of strep throat or other treatable causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need evaluation: Pain in your ear when swallowing can be one of the symptoms associated with a TMJ disorder. If you are having popping, clicking, pain with eating or limited opening, you should see your dentist to determine if your problem is a TMJ disorder. You could also see an ENT specialist as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pain when touching my outer ear (near the tag and around the ear canal), tenderness on my face in front of my ear, unable to hear anything, constant ringing, it feels very full and will not pop, and a crackling sound when I open my mouth. When I pu
See your doctor: Hi. That could be one of several things. You should see your doctor, preferably today. Please don't delay. Good luck! ...Read more
Fluid: This may be due to fluid behind your eardrum that accumulated when you had a viral infection. When the fluid moves, it can sound like a crackling. This can persist for a while even after a cold goes away. If it gets worse or if you have another other symptoms, though, you should see your doctor to get your ear checked. ...Read more
I can barely hear on my right ear and when i swallow saliva i hear a pop sound. Is that a ear infection?
Fluid: It is likely that this is fluid. Not all middle ear fluid is infected - you can just have fluid without an associated infection. Infections usually have associated pain and/or fever. Best way to determine if an infection is present is for someone to look at it and see if there is redness and/or if the fluid present is cloudy and pussy. ...Read more
In my right ear, I hear ringing and when I move my head it sounds like a crackling noise. I got my ears cleaned too. Could this be eu stanchion tube d?
I have TMJ issues wid tinnitus when i move my throat back i hear a crackling noise inside my ears what to do about this..
TMJ tinnitus: Tmj issues are often complex, and are usually caused by either bruxism (chronic grinding or clenching the teeth), or a bad bite. Pain from bruxism can be referred to the ears, face, jaw, teeth, neck and head (chronic headaches and/or migraines). See your dentist for a diagnosis and treatment. A custom nightguard may help (otc nightguards are too bulky and ill-fitting). ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I feel pressure in my head it feels like something is moving in it.and my ears are aching I can't stand to hear loud noises when I do my ears ring?
Fluid in ear: Sounds like there is some fluid in your ears, whether it's infected or not I recommend seeing an ENT doctor. ...Read more
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