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Crackling Noise In Ear When Chewing
Possibly due to wax: The crackling noise could be due to wax moving in your ear as you talk or chew. You could safely remove the wax by getting a rubber bulb that parents use to suck mucus from children's noses. Fill the rubber bulb with warm water and gently squirt the water into your ears. This can take a couple of tries but it can safely clean out your ears. Don't use a q-tip those can cause ear trauma. ...Read more
Yes: The cross bite could be the precursor to more sever problems such as tmj. ...Read more
I hear/ feel a crackling+ popping sensation in both my ears when I chew or swallow. I've had this for two years is there anything I can do?
See your doctor: Start by seeing your doctor for a. Exam. If your doctor finds nothing have a referral to ent specialist for a more thorough exam. Start there ...Read more
My ears are clogged I try to yawn chew gum it won't work I hear crackling sounds I use a tip to wax my ears time to time but still clog any suggestion?
Wax or otitis: It is due to wax tou need to remove the wax. Otc wax removal work, but if not is better to see a health professional to remove the wax. If it is otitis you need a physician to take a look. ...Read more
TMJ syndrome: The most ear pain is not caused by an inner ear infection it caused by TMJ. The temporo-mandibular joint is located extremely close to the ear canal and middle ear and mimics year problem. Sometimes, people will think that they have a sinus infection because of the combination of facial pressure and ear pain that they experience due to TMJ. See your PCP for diagnosis. ...Read more
I have chewing gutaka, some time I have pain in neck in right side below ear. This causes of guthak chewing?
TMJ: This sounds like you have tmj, temporal mandibular joint issues as evidenced by your pain above your ear and on your neck where this pain can get transferred to. Clenching your teeth a lot or grinding your teeth or chewing a lot of gum can cause this problem. ...Read more
I went to a concert a couple of days ago and my ear feels sensitive when I drink soda etc. Or chew food. Will it get better with time? .
Nonspecific: This symptom is nonspecific and could indicate mild infection/inflammation in the external ear canal or ear drum. An inflamed throat can also cause referred pain in the ear. It's unlikely that loud noise at the concert caused this. If symptoms persist or worsen your physician or otolaryngologist can evaluate, advise and treat you. ...Read more
Sir, I have buzzing sound in both the ears for the past 15 months, I do not have any other problems, I also chew tobacco, I hve no hearhearing loss
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 more
Eustachian tube: Your eustachian tube may be partially blocked leading to a painless/painful pop ; crack when swallowing (similar to sensation when driving up/down mountain or airplane takeoff/landing). It can be aggravated by allergies and/or upper respiratory infections. You may get some relief w/otc antihistamines ; decongestants. If this doesn't help, go see your family doc for possible middle ear infection. ...Read more
Pressure: Partial blockage of the eustacian tube which runs from the side of the back of the throat into the middle ear. When this happens it creates a sensation of fullness. You can try relieving this by thrusting your lower jay forward and your head back, or by holding your nostrils and blowing against a closed mouth (but be very careful with this), or use a nasal spray or decongestant or a sinus rinse. ...Read more
Temporal mandibular: Joint dysfunction, or inflammation of the joint where the jaw or mandible is attached to the skull will cause pain with chewing, etc. This is often caused by clenching the teeth, excessive chewing hard foods, or poor alignment of the teeth. Take ibuprofen for a few days, stop chewing gum or hard foods. If it doesn't improve, see your dentist for assessment and possible bite guard for sleeping. ...Read more
TMJ syndrome.: TMJ syndrome is very common and typically responds to an over-the-counter NSAID. If it persists I would see your dentist as you may need some adjustment of your bite. ...Read more
I just flushed out my right ear and now when I move a certain way, chew, or tap on my head there is a drum hitting or 'boing' sound. Why?
Probably wax: You probably have some wax trapped in your ear canal and that extra sound is from the wax hitting your eardrum. ...Read more
I am having a serious pain inside my right ear while chewing food but when I stop chewing it goes! I have been having this problem since 3 hours ago!
Probable TMJ: Your right TMJ (jaw joint near the ear) may be dislocating when you are chewing. A dentist that treats TMJ with functional orthopedic appliances generally can best determine the extent of the problem and work with corrective treatment. ...Read more
I just woke up and it feels like a bubble in my ear and it is ringing. I tried yawnimg and chewing on something but nothing seems to help. And it is ha?
Ear bubble: Greetings, this sounds like you have a Eustachian tube blockage. It can come on suddenly with a head cold, allergy flair or with atmospheric pressure change like ascending or descending in an airplane. I recommend afrin nasal spray as directed for 5 days. If no improvements, see your ENT doctor. Good Luck. ...Read more
I have a pain in my ear. The pain extends to my chew. I am taking antibiotics. Is it an infection?
Possibly: Referred pain to the throat is commonly found with inner or external ear infections or irritations. If these antibiotics were prescribed for you by a provider they feel that based on their exam you have an infection of some time. If you started them yourself there is no way to determine if you are even taking the correct ones for what you have and you should seek medical attention/examination. ...Read more
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 more
Conductive hearing: If there is wax in the ear or fluid behind the eardrum the sound through the air is diminished but the vibratory sound through the bones is normal giving an air-bone gap - the sensation that is referred to. ...Read more
Not true: In general, probably doesn't hurt, but surely doesn't help. It can help equalize ear pressure on a plane flight as chewing and swallowing can help open the eustachian tube. I do see a fair number of patients who get ear aches from TMJ caused by gum chewing, though. Enjoy your gum, but certainly don't do it to "improve your ear health." best wishes! ...Read more
Will chewing gum always help with ear pressure in long flights or is there a better non-medication method?
Valsalva: Try performing a valsalva maneuver - pinch your nose and gently "blow" air out of your nose while at the same time bearing down like you are lifting something. This will force air up your eustachian tube and expand the middle ear and prevent traction on the ear drum which is what causes the pain and fullness during descent. ...Read more
I have a dull metallic ting in my right ear only when I chew and only when my jaw closes. What can it be?
Ting in ear chew: TMJ issues or wax in that ear. ...Read more
Why does the bone posterior to my ears on both sides always make sound while I chew? (No pain) Is that normal?
The day after going to a loud rock concert. I noticed my ear popping when I chew food is it possible that it's damage in my ear from the concert?
Yes but: Temporomandibular joint problem can cause similar problem. If the popping persists for more than 2 weeks or gets worse, see your doctor or ENT ...Read more
What is this bassy, acoustic noise in the ear? After a drop from a showerhead flew directly, deeply in I hear a bassy strum-like noise upon chewing.
Fluid on ear drum: Fluid on your ear drum could make a low bassy sound. Lay with your affected ear down until it runs out or dries up. You could try a hair blow dryer on low heat to dry it out as well. ...Read more
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