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Doctor insights on: Ear Crackling And Pain

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Causes of ear crackling / clicking?

Air: When your ear drum moves in response to air moving into your ear from your eustachian tube, a crackling/clicking sound is made. ...Read more

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What could cause ear crackling when I move my jaw?

What could cause ear crackling when I move my jaw?

TMJ: The most likely explanation is the temporomandibular joint (tmj). This joint is located just in front of the ear canal, and the sounds of the joint movements can often be detected by the nearby ear. This is called crepitus, the crunchy, crackling noise of the joint. Inflammation of the TMJ usually produces more noticeable crepitus. Other causes are hairs or wax in the ear canal. ...Read more

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What could cause the ear crackling when I move my jaw slightly? It is not associated with any noticeable amount of pain.

What could cause the ear crackling when I move my jaw slightly? It is not associated with any noticeable amount of pain.

Normal: All of the joints in the body produce a small amount of gas bubbles. This is a common thing noticed as a cracking or popping in the joint. You hear it in you ear because the joint of the jaw is close to it and the sound conducts through the bone to the ear. So long as you have no pain there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Rt ear crackling & full X 2weeks. DX with OE, treated with abx drops and shot. Saw only slight bulging of ear drum and opaque. Why still crackling?

Rt ear crackling & full X 2weeks. DX with OE, treated with abx drops and shot. Saw only slight bulging of ear drum and opaque. Why still crackling?

Eustachian Tube: Your middle ear is trying to equalize but can't. Sounds like there is still fluid present in the middle ear and can't drain out the eustachian tube.
Ask your doctor about using Clear. Ease Lozenges - www. Grossan. Com. These are papain and bromelain enzymes designed for pilots and scuba divers who can't clear their ears. One four times a day melt in mouth between cheek and gums - the buccal pouch. ...Read more

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Ear crackling when I push my index finger in right ear. It clogs up when I lie down on my right side and in unclog it by pushing index fnger. Any advice?

Ear crackling when I push my index finger in right ear. It clogs up when I lie down on my right side and in unclog it by pushing index fnger. Any advice?

Ear clogging: Follow up with an ENT doctor.

Do you have sinusitis, allergies? reflux? . Ever had tubes in your ears, large tonsils? These conditions when lying down would cause drainage/blockage and clog the ear. Would elevate head of bed, if allergies, try Zyrtec, (cetirizine) if sinusitis consider zyrtec (cetirizine) and an antibiotic, If reflux consider omeprazole. Good luck ...Read more

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Tinnitis, pressure in ear, crackling, sensitive hearing for years, now suddenly getting worse, while resting. Feel like ear is being torn apart. Sugg?

Tinnitis, pressure in ear, crackling, sensitive hearing for years, now suddenly getting worse, while resting. Feel like ear is being torn apart. Sugg?

ENT doctor: If these symptoms are real there should be some technique by which a cause can be uncovered. Go back and see an ENT specialist and if you are dissatisfied with their opinion ask them to refer you onward. This is solvable. You will have to work at it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ear pain & crackling sound occurs under med/loud sounds, & when belch. Sometimes I hear popping in ears. Had myringotomy. Did not help. What next??

Ear pain & crackling sound occurs under med/loud sounds, & when belch. Sometimes I hear popping in ears. Had myringotomy. Did not help. What next??

Eustachian Tube: You may have a blockage in the Eustachian tube - this is opening in the back of your throat to equalize pressure in the middle ear. You may be getting acid reflux affecting this area. Clear. Ease Lozenges (www. Grossan. Com) are enzymes to reduce swelling; taken one 4x a day helps to reduce swelling at the opening. ...Read more

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Please help for ist 4days- ear pain, eardurms (retracted), ear fullness then- tinnitus, ear crackling on swallow, earfullness (sometimes) no hearing loss?

Please help for ist 4days- ear pain, eardurms (retracted), ear fullness then- tinnitus, ear crackling on swallow, earfullness (sometimes) no hearing loss?

See an ENT doctor: Ear pain and fullness can be due to tmd (temporo-mandibular disorder). Retraction of drum may indicate eustachian tube obstruction, but that requires a specialist's observation. Crackling on swallowing is normal. The presence of normal hearing strongly indicates no pathology in the external or middle ear. ...Read more

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I have been clearing my throat with a feeling of mucus in back of throat. Clogged up feeling with behind ear pain. Crackling sound with exhaling.

I have been clearing my throat with a feeling of mucus in back of throat. Clogged up feeling with behind ear pain. Crackling sound with exhaling.

Post nasal drip: You have post nasal drip, you can use saline nasal spray or rinse, gargle with salt water & try to unclog your ears by closing your nose & mouth while trying to blow your mouth (valsasavas manouver) until you see you 1ry care physician or ENT. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pain-L top cuspid & 2molars next to. Roof mouth felt bruised brief. Sore to bite down on cuspid. Ear crackling, L nostril burning. Dentist a month ago?

Pain-L top cuspid & 2molars next to. Roof mouth felt bruised brief. Sore to bite down on cuspid. Ear crackling, L nostril burning. Dentist a month ago?

More info needed...: Sinus inflammation? Allergies? Food burn? Dentist a month ago, what does that mean? Did you have any treatment at that time? Please repost with more specifics ...Read more

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Dentist mth ago X-rays & 2 fillings - reoccurring pain in top L cuspid, 2 molars, sore to bite down. Burning nostril, ear crackling, roof mouth sore?

Dentist mth ago X-rays & 2 fillings - reoccurring pain in top L cuspid, 2 molars, sore to bite down. Burning nostril, ear crackling, roof mouth sore?

Deep Fillings?: If the teeth that are bothering you are the ones that were restored, the restorations may have been deep. Please see your dentist and have the teeth re-evaluated. ...Read more

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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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My ears clicks when I move my neck! What's it?

My ears clicks when I move my neck! What's it?

TMJ vs Ear vs Neck: If your ear clicks, with or without neck movement, it could either be your eustachian (ear tube) tube or your jaw joint (tmj). Sometimes, degenerative changes in youir neck bones can cause neck noise when your turn your head. ...Read more

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Ears click everytime I swallow. Been happening for 8 years. What could cause this?

Ears click everytime I swallow. Been happening for 8 years. What could cause this?

Ear clicking: Hello. The clicking sound is the palatoglossis muscle opening and closing the eustachian tube opening. This is the normal pathway that the middle ear allows for air to enter. This allows for an equalization of the air pressure in the ear to the atmosphere. ...Read more

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When I swallow or chew gum, my ears click. Is this normal?

When I swallow or chew gum, my ears click. Is this normal?

Ear vs TMJ: Having popping/clicking TMJ noises not necessarily a problem. Many people experience these noises. Without pain or limitation of function the noise itself is not an issue. If you have locking or limited movement, "ear" pain, headaches, morning jaw stiffness/soreness, difficulty chewing, bruxism, previous jaw injuries or other jaw conditions, the problem is more serious. Then see a TMJ specialist. ...Read more

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Whenever I exhale out my mouth my ears click. It also happens when talking. It clicks afterwards. What could this be and will it go away?

Whenever I exhale out my mouth my ears click. It also happens when talking. It clicks afterwards. What could this be and will it go away?

TMJ: It could be temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Also, it could be your eustachian tube trying to equalize pressure in your middle ear.
See your doctor and get it checked out. It could get worse if not treated. ...Read more

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My ears click when I swallow. Is this normal? If I plug my nose and swallow I feel air/pressure go into my ears and it stays that way until I swallow.

Ears click swallow: Yes it is normal Usually means air pressure in ears and eustachian canal are changing. Do a wikipedia on this to get more details. ...Read more

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Always get bad headaches when I lie down -going on for 10 yrs. Also pain when I press on head. Worried it's a brain tumour. Ears click when I swallow.

Always get bad headaches when I lie down -going on for 10 yrs. Also pain when I press on head. Worried it's a brain tumour. Ears click when I swallow.

Remain Calm: If you have headaches, a brain MRI is always a good idea to look for something more severe than just headaches. Ask your doctor to consider this. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with a UTI after urine test 2 weeks later pain in joints in hands feet -arthritis?, shooting jaw ear and head ache with ear crackling also

Diagnosed with a UTI after urine test 2 weeks later pain in joints in hands feet -arthritis?, shooting jaw ear and head ache with ear crackling also

Abnormal: . Joint pain can be from many causes. Were you taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin)? Your symtoms are suggestive of a systemic illness or reaction to your medication. Please call your precribing physician- you will need examination and evaluation. ...Read more

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Why crackling noise comes from ears while yawning?

Why crackling noise comes from ears while yawning?

Equilibrium: Yawning can help establish equilibrium pressures in ear. That helps move pressure in inner ear. Your eustsatian tubes are in the back of throat. ...Read more

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I have a crackling noise in my right ear when I chew... What could be causing this?

I have a crackling noise in my right ear when I chew... What could be causing this?

Multiple causes: Fluid in your middle ear fluid or wax in your ear canal arthritis or inflammation in your TMJ which can transmit noise to your ear when chewing See your provider to look in your ear and check your TMJs ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I had water in my inner ear- its crackling does that mean it's drying up?

Not inner ear: You most likely mean water in the external ear canal. It should resolve with head movement and time and if there is a normal ear drum, you should not be concerned. If the symptoms do not spontaneously resolve in 2 or 3 days, then see an ENT doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Why did my ear randomly started crackling? I have not been in a pool or anything. It could be phone radition maybe because I was on the phone.

Why did my ear randomly started crackling? I have not been in a pool or anything. It could be phone radition maybe because I was on the phone.

Possible Eustachian: When you have nasal congestion, that swelling also involves the opening from the nose to the middle ear called the Eustachian Tube. When your ET is swollen, air in the middle ear gets absorbed, creating a vacuum. The you yawn or the tube opens, there is a crackling from the sudden change in air pressure.
You also may be describing jaw joint swelling. ...Read more

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My ears are always crackling and it affects my balance, I've been told its etd. Can I fly with this condition and if so what meds can I take to help?

My ears are always crackling and it affects my balance, I've been told its etd. Can I fly with this condition and if so what meds can I take to help?

Yes: You can fly with etd but it may be a bit uncomfortable without medications and other tools you can use. Eustachian tube exercises like swallowing, chewing gum, and yawning can open up the tubes. A decongestant can be used during your trip as well as one with an antihistamine like claritin-d, zyrtec-d, or allegra-d. A rx nasal steroid from your doctor may also help if allergies may be a factor. ...Read more

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I heard a crackling sound in my ear why is this?

I heard a crackling sound in my ear why is this?

Air movement: As you open or close the Eustachian tubes between your throat & middle ear you can add or release pressure on the ear drum which may cause a sound. This happens with yawning, chewing & other movements that tense the levator palitini muscle which pulls the tube straight/open. ...Read more

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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?

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 more