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Blocked ear after scuba diving?

Blocked ear after scuba diving?

Equlization problem: you could have ,impacted wax,or a perforated ear drum [baro trauma] or eustachian tube dysfunction preventig you from equalizing the pressure in the middle ear .You need to be examined ...Read more

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Ear Pressure (Definition)

Pressure in the middle ear is ideally equal to environmental pressure. It is corrected by the eustachian tube, which connects from the middle ear to the back of nose. The popping that occurs when one goes in an airplane is the eustachian tube opening to equalize ear pressure. When pressures differ, the ear drum can be sucked in or bulge out. With this fluid can accumulate ...Read more


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Clogged ear after flight lasting days?

Clogged ear after flight lasting days?

Ask a Pilot: Eustachian tubes close up and don't want to open. Ask a pilot for the ways they get their Eustachian tubes open - they can show you easier than tell you. ...Read more

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Tinnitus in left ear decided to use ear drops. 9 days later ear full of wax after pulling out the goo , still ringing ear still blocked :-( syringe?

Tinnitus in left ear decided to use ear drops. 9 days later ear full of wax after pulling out the goo , still ringing ear still blocked :-( syringe?

Syringe may help: They sell cleaning kits for ears in the pharmacies which have large syringes. I always advise to use warm soapy water for these types of cleanings. At the same time, I advise caution when doing anything with the ear canal & if you're not sure of what you are doing or if things are going the right way then you should stop and see your doctor. Much better that than to cause any sort of complication. ...Read more

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Ear pain, jaw pain near ear, ear ringing, ear clogged/cant hear, feels like water in ear, general congestion/dark mucus. Any ideas/recs? Thx!

Ear pain, jaw pain near ear, ear ringing, ear clogged/cant hear, feels like water in ear, general congestion/dark mucus.  Any ideas/recs? Thx!

Ear pain: Sinus infection and ear infection can cause above symptoms. Tooth infection can cause jaw/ear pain but not nasal congestion. Severe allergies can cause earache and nasal congestion ...Read more

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Right ear is clogged after an airplane flight/cold? What can I do?

Right ear is clogged after an airplane flight/cold? What can I do?

Clogged ears : If you can't pop your ears to unclog them you can try antihistamines such as zyrtec and Allegra as well as nasal decongestant spray for a couple of days. If no improvement check your doctor -you might have fluid build up in the middle ear. ...Read more

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Will sudafed relieve airplane ear clogging?

Will sudafed relieve airplane ear clogging?

It may.....: If it does not, need to see your otolaryngologist, . ...Read more

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Why is my hearing muffled in right ear after ear infection?

Why is my hearing muffled in right ear after ear infection?

Depends: During any ear infection there is a temporary reduction in hearing due to the muck in the middle ear for up to 2-4 wks.Most adults will improve within a week and may return to normal in 2 wks, some may take 3-4 wks.Infants and kids tend to take longer. ...Read more

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When will my ears pop after ear and sinus infections?

When will my ears pop after ear and sinus infections?

Unpredictable: There is no way to tell. If symptoms persist, you should see an ENT for treatment. ...Read more

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Balance problems shortly after coping weeks of randomly plugged or unplugged ear... No excessive wax inside. ?

Balance problems shortly after coping weeks of randomly plugged or unplugged ear... No excessive wax inside. ?

Balance: The fluid in the inner ear often controls balance. It is not uncommon to suffer from balance issues after having ear infections or 'clogged/plugged' ears. These symptoms can persist, and if they are present for too long, you should see an ENT (Ear/Nose/Throat) doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Had perforated ear drum 3 months ago, now swimmers ear and a little blood, not swimming and keeping ear dry, how did I get swimmers ear?

Had perforated ear drum 3 months ago, now swimmers ear and a little blood, not swimming and keeping ear dry, how did I get swimmers ear?

Common: Swimmers &prolonged head baths may commonly develop otitis externa (swimmers ears). Skin of ear canal gets irritated with constant moisture &skin bacteria in external ear canal ( staph or strept ) start a skin infection which can be VERY painful. Fungi may be involved as well. White vinegar: rubbing alcohol (70%) mixture1:1 drops in ear post swimming/baths may prevent if used regularly.Consult ENT ...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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Blocked ear tube removed due to Autophony pulsatile tinnitus Tube was sitting on ear drum surface no hole after removal. Could tube be symptom cause?

Blocked ear tube removed due to Autophony pulsatile tinnitus Tube was sitting on ear drum surface no hole after removal. Could tube be symptom cause?

TINNITUS/VERTIGO: IF THE SYMPTOMS DISAPPEARED, IT MAY HAVE BEEN FROM THE TUBE. Make sure you have a through ENT consult and Neuro consult. Get a second opinion full lab work up TFTS/VITD/B12/ Folate/LYME TITERS/ACEI LEVEL/. Mri of brain and spinal cord if symptoms persist or worsen. Also start low salt &GF diet WholeApproach.com ...Read more

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I am experiencing clogged ears after flying with a cold 4 days ago. Crackling and pops when blowing nose, humming sounds come/go when clogged. Advice?

I am experiencing clogged ears after flying with a cold 4 days ago. Crackling and pops when blowing nose, humming sounds come/go when clogged. Advice?

Eustachian tube: Sounds like inflamed/blocked eustachian tubes.This will need to be attended to as it could lead to middle ear infections.A decongestant and correctly used steroid nasal spray should help within 48 hours or so. If not ,get seen ...Read more

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How can I unplug a clogged ear?

How can I unplug a clogged ear?

Nasal decongestant : An ear that feels clogged or plugged is typically a sign of a eustachian tube that is not working properly.If you do not have a history of high blood pressure, you may try a nasal decongestant spray such as afrin 2 sprays each nostril every four hours, but do not use for more than three days as it could damage your nasal lining. If the clogged feeling persists 2 weeks, see doc for flonase. ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Tamburrino
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Early Loss Of Baby Teeth (Definition)

After millions of years of evolution mother nature has created a time-table for both the eruption and loss of baby teeth, and the eruption of permanent teeth. If a baby tooth is lost prematurely it can adversely affect arch alignment and the eruptive process of the underlying permanent tooth, increasing the probability that your child may need braces. Please discuss ...Read more


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Earlobe Repair (Definition)

Earlobe repair is generic term for any repair of the earlobe. A common reason for this is to repair an elongated or torn ear piercing. Heavy earings, pulling on earings or even the pressure from talking on the phone can cause an ear piercing to tear. Earlobe repair is a simple office procedure that can repair the piercing and allow you ...Read more