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Dr. Holly Maes
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Frequent otitis as a child, no tubes placed. Been experiencing intermittent bilateral crackling in ears. Please help?

Frequent otitis as a child, no tubes placed. Been experiencing intermittent bilateral crackling in ears. Please help?

Eustachian dysfnx: It seems as though you are going through life with dysfunctional Eustachian tubes.These are anatomic "pipes" that hook up your middle ear to the back of your throat. They equalize pressure between your middle ear and environment and also drain any fluid your middle ear produces. If they are anatomically tiny or just don't function well, you get fluid and pressure build up in ear and your symptoms ...Read more

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Dr. Harinder Gill
Board Certified, Cardiology
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No pressure no pain only crackling in ear when swallowing had a cold?

No pressure   no pain   only crackling in ear when swallowing       had a cold?

Ear noise: Not uncommon,usually arises from mucus in the middle ear/Eustachian tubes;should resolve.If discomfort occurs see a physician ...Read more

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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I have menieres disease.Had MRI earlier this week which triggered vertigo.Is there meds that can be prescribed 4spinning crackling in ear nausea?

I have menieres disease.Had MRI earlier this week which triggered vertigo.Is there meds that can be prescribed 4spinning crackling in ear nausea?

Meniere's disease: Use of medications such as Antivert (Meclizine) is usually of no benefit in true Meniere’s Disease, even if it helps in other balance disorders. However, Valium (Diazepam) and other Benzodiazepines have a direct effect on the nerve controlling balance and its central connections to the brain. When Valium is given at the onset of a vertigo attack, it can prevent the attack from continuing. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Paul Grin
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Crackling in ears,pressure in ears, pain around & deep in ears, headaches,tenderness under ears near bottom jaw joint, neck aches shoulder aches.Tmj?

Crackling in ears,pressure in ears, pain around & deep in ears, headaches,tenderness under ears near bottom jaw joint, neck aches shoulder aches.Tmj?

Typical TMJ symptoms: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, pressure in ears, earache, sinus pain, neck pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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Singer with left side: blocked ear, crackling ear, ear ache, swollen lymph under jaw & hoarse. Gp reffered to ENT - 6month wait. Any ideas please?

Singer with left side: blocked ear, crackling ear, ear ache, swollen lymph under jaw & hoarse. Gp reffered to ENT - 6month wait. Any ideas please?

Ear exam: It's unfortunate that a physician cannot or will not examine your ear to see whether it's blocked or the drum is inflamed and/ or infected. In case the eustachian tube in back of the nose is blocked(which would cause pressure to build up in the ear), irrigate your nasal passages with warm salt water and try a decongestant nasal spray for a short time. However, it's best to have an md examine you. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Levine
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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Why do I hear crackling in my ear when opening wide?

Why do I hear crackling in my ear when opening wide?

Eustachian tube: Your symptom is related to dysfunction of the eustachian tube that connects the back of the nose to the middle ear. If the problem has persisted for more than 2 weeks, i recommend you see an ear, nose & throat specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Mangus
Board Certified, Transplant Surgery
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Is crackling in my ear due to an infection?

Is crackling in my ear due to an infection?

May be: Crackling in the ear is pretty non-specific. An abnormal ear sound can occur from something within the ear itself, or with the sinus passages around the ear. The diagnosis of an ear infection is made by a physician who looks into the ear canal and evaluates the tissue and the ear drum. If that is clear, they should look in your throat to see if there is swelling of tonsils. Check sinuses also. ...Read more

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Dr. Brent Mcfarland
Board Certified, Orthodontics
42 years in practice
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Dr. Robert Greer
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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After using neil-med sinus rinse, I have a lot of crackling inside my ears. What is this? And should I be concerned?

After using neil-med sinus rinse, I have a lot of crackling inside my ears.  What is this?  And should I be concerned?

Wet estatution tube.: There is a tube from your middle ear to the throat.I suspect this tube is partially blocked. Try a drying agent like pseudo fed, 60 mg twice a day. ...Read more

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