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Congested Ears Won T Pop
Little Cracking noises on right side of sinus? Ears are clear but popping&full, Am congested with yellow mucus and headaches, sinus pain and jaw pain
Sinus Infection: You could have a sinus infection. See your doctor. Sometimes all you need is antibiotics to help clear you up in no time. ...Read more
Dizzy spells when stood up, mild headaches/ fullness feeling, popping ears and generally congested. No cold or flu present. Had this for several months?
Dizzy: You are describing what may be an allergic condition causing congestion in the ear and nasal passages. This could be allergy to pollens, house dust, foods or other things in your environment. May try over the counter antihistamine orally e.g. Generic Claritin to see if it helps. If this is allergy then you will need to see your doctor or an allergist for help. ...Read more
History of sinusitis. No longer congested, but have cracking, constant popping, and pressure fluctuation in my ears. Some minor noise sensitivity. Consistent with Eustachian tube dysfunction?
Yes: Get an ENT evaluation for Eustachin salpigitis: multiple medical therapies are avialble. ...Read more
Sis-inlaw is always congested, stuffy nose popping ears, tired. Has epstein bar for 10 years. Always says it's allergies, I disagree. Eb related?
I'm a bit congested and my ear is popping and hurts. Could this be from my scar tissue from ear infections as a child?
Ear pain: Your ear popping and pain may not be related to your childhood experience. More than likely you have fluid in your ears from eithera cold or allergies. Consult an ear doctor to rule out an infection. ...Read more
Allegies?: You may have some focal fluid in the ears, or you might have sclerosed eardrums. Have a doctor take a peek! ...Read more
My brother's ear has been congested for the past several weeks - do you think it has to do with the wet weather across the region? He says the condition lasts throughout the morning before it "pops" and relieves pressure. Thanks.
Ear problem of: Several weeks means a trip to the doctor. Your brother MAY have an infection. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Why do I get congested and when I move my jaw side to side my ear kind of feels like it cracks/pops?
TMJ: You may have a problem with your jaw joint that may get inflammed from the joint moving in the capsule. Check with your otolaryngologist ...Read more
Hello, my left ear continues to pop, and feels congested since the beginning of spring, I was told, saline nasal spray will help along with Nasacort (triamcinolone)?
I had a pop in my head while sleeping and it woke me up. And now today I am so congested and sinuses have acted up horribly today. Nose is stuffed t?
Nasal decongestant: If this is from a cold, a nasal decongestant spray may be considered (not to be used over 5 days). If the problem persists beyond 10 days, see your doctor to rule out a sinus infection. ...Read more
Firs time ever I had severe ears pain when plane landed ystrdy. I was bit congested - (comon cold) now ears are blocked. Why and how long can it last?
Probably congestion: This is a common problem when flying in combination with a upper respiratory infection, viral or bacterial. You can take medication similar to Afrin for no more than two days if the pain is acute. That will dry up your nares as well as allow your ears to drain. Follow up with your primary doctor if symptoms persist more than 1 week. ...Read more
My ears are always popping and I can't get them back to normal, I flew on a plane 2 years ago and it hasn't been the same since?
Eustachian tube blok:
Eustachian tubes must be inflamed and blocked. Ent eval is important to preserve your hearing.
Also try a mucous free diet for a while. Warm saline gargles. Warm 'nasya' oil drop to nostrils while lying on bed with nose straight up, then roll the head slowly side to side to get the warm oil to the eustachian tube openings to soothe and relax the openings. ...Read more
Try taking: A decongestant.Get a more detailed answer ›
What could cause random sharp pains in ear? Especially when ear is tilted up? Pain only a couple seconds. I am really congested in head.
Eustachian tube prob: Usually, when the pain is positional or variable during times of congestion, it is due to plugging of the Eustachian tube at the back of the throat. Treat it by decreasing congestion (especially with salt water gargles) and "popping" your ears. ...Read more
17 female. Both my ears have been feeling like congested but I'm not sick. Also I've been recently sensitive to loud noises that it sort of hurts.?
Sinus/allergy/ear: Ear/sinus congestion with sensitivity to loud sounds/earache are symptoms suggestive of ear infection/fluid/congestion. Eustachian tube dysfunction can be caused by sinus congestion/drainage and can lead to inability to equalize pressures in the ear and then congestion or even infection of the ear. ...Read more
Eustachian tube: Eustachian tube dysfunction. Often seen with or after allergy exacerbation/ cold / sinus infection. Keep popping your ears several times a day, try saline nasal spray or rinse, otc antihistamine/ decongestant (e.g. Claritin+/- d). You may also try afrin spray for a couple of days only. See an ENT doctor if this doesn't help. ...Read more
Congestion maybe: Acute ringing or popping sensation can occur when the estuchian tube is congested due to cold, sinusitis, etc. Leading to pressure differences between the inner and outer ear. In children, this can potentially lead into an ear infection or otitis media. Have your pediatrician check the ears. ...Read more
My ear feels wet inside. Feels clogged a bit. Don't hurt much but is annoying. Feel congested also. What is this? Wat can I do
Exam: You need to haves doctor look in your ear to see if there's a wax impaction or infection. ...Read more
A tube: Your ears pop due to excursion of air from the environment into your middle ear through the eustachian tube. This is due to pressure gradients between the environment and your ear. A tube or an ear drum perforation would render the pressure between teh two compartments equal keeping your ears from popping. ...Read more
Nasal sprays, tube: Popping in the ears are due to Eustachian tube (ET)dysfunction. The ET is responsible for equalizing the pressure behind and outside the eardrum. If the ET does not work properly, you may sense a popping when it opens. ETD occurs when the tube is too swollen to open regularly. Nasal steroids are often used to decrease that swelling. A tube in the eardrum can bypass the ET to provide relief also. ...Read more
I wouldn't if sore: Straight rubbing alcohol can burn a tender ear. Small amounts, mixed with white vinegar, are sometimes used sparingly as a preventative for 'swimmer's ear' but--without knowing if there is a potential perforation of the eardrum--an answer here cannot responsibly suggest moving forward with this remedy since I cannot peek in your ear remotely. "congested" has me nervous--get checked out. ...Read more