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Ear Feels Stuffy
Possible allergies: Changes in the atmosphere or barometric changes can trigger allergies. Time to get examined and tested for same. ...Read more
Stuffy, clogged ears:
It is not uncommon for ears to feel stuffy and clogged when allergies flare up, when you experience a change in altitude or during the course of a cold. Sometimes this can happen as an ear infection evolves. This is from dysfunction of the eustachian tube.
Treatment does not always lead to immediate resolution, and can include antihistamines, nasal antinflammatories, and oral steroids. ...Read more
My right ear feels stuffy and there is a very very slight ringing (when one is alone in a quiet room) and it only goes away after I take a shower?
My ear feel stuffy and it rings sometimes is it infected or just wax. It has been going on for 3-4 days?
See a doctor: No way to know unless a doctor checks your ears. ...Read more
Ear feels stuffy and is ringing, loud noises bother it although it feels hard to hear decongestant and netti pot did not help?
Ear issues: Hello, it sounds like it is time to see your ENT doctor. A careful exam and audiogram with a tympanogram will help identify your issues and point to a solution. Good luck. ...Read more
What to do if I have had a stuffy nose for about three weeks. When I blow nothing comes out. My ears feel stuffy too?
Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have had a stuffy nose for about three weeks. When I blow nothing comes out. My ears feel stuffy too?
Allergy testing: Well, you could see a specialist and be tested for allergies. That might help associate the symptoms with that condition. ...Read more
My ear feels stuffy, hurts, I feel dizzy, and has a ringing noise. I put peroxide in my ear and now it feels like it is stuck. What should I do?
Get medical exam.: Wax normally swells with fluid in ear. Peroxide turns to water as it bubbles and becomes water with loss of hydrogen. Thus you are adding water to ear canal and setting up blockage and or environment to breed bacteria. Result likely to be otitis media or otitis externa thus leading to need for medical attention and antibiotics. ...Read more
Think I've had a cold how long can ears feel stuffy n pressure but Drs check ears said no fluid no etd really worried it's inner ear issues?
TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, facial numbness, pressure and ear 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
I have allergies and my ears feel stuffy can I take 30mg non drowsy sudafed nasonex (mometasone) during day and a half of zyrtec at night I take 15mg escitalopram?
Burping, have acid reflux, feeling aches in lower part throat now. Tad sore under ear. Inner ear feels stuffy. What's with the aches & stuffy ear?
Why would ears feel kinda stuffy n pressure I went to dr they looked in ears said they looked good no fluid even done middle ear test tympometry? Anx
Eustacean Tube Dysfn: Sometimes one can have this stuffy feeling and pressure in the ears without having fluid or an active infection. The eustacean tube leading from the throat to the middle ear can get " plugged" up so to speak, with allergies or a cold, and gives this full sensation. You can relieve the pressure by yawning or blowing your nose. The cold will resolve on its own, but allergies need to be treated! ...Read more
After almost 5 days of taking biaxin (clarithromycin) my ear still feels stuffy and I'm coughing. Why isn't the antibiotic working?
My ears feel kinda stuffy but my dr says my ears looked good would she know if I had etd kinda worried n will mild stuffy cause dizzy OR vertigo?
Random ache on right side of head, couple inches above ear. Inside Ear feels a tad stuffy, slight ache too. (have sinus infection) what's the ache?
Experiencing sinus pain/he aches, neck pain, vision issues, extreme sleepiness. Right side eye pain and ear pain. Ear feels full or stuffy. Ideas?
Possibly migraine: You are having a migraine issue. The ear pain may be from teeth clenching or grinding partly related to your anxiety or less likely an inner ear infection. You need to talk to your doctor and get examined. Glaucoma should be ruled out as the cause for the eye pain- get the eye pressure checked since it may lead to permanent loss in vision if left untreated. Good luck. ...Read more
See ENT: U must see an ENT Physician soon. ...Read more
My ears were feeling stuffy but stopped after 2 or 3 days but there is still a little pain. What should I do?
Swimmer's ear (Otitis externa) is a painful condition resulting from inflammation, irritation, or infection. These symptoms often occur after water gets trapped in your ear, with subsequent spread of bacteria or fungal organisms.
Treatment includes careful cleaning of the ear canal and use of eardrops that inhibit bacterial or fungal growth and reduce inflammation. See your doctor. ...Read more
Virus or allergy: Sounds like you have the typical issues a lot of people have this time of year. Viruses and being allergic to various things are typical causes. Do you have specific questions about the symptoms? ...Read more
Wax: It can be an external issue, with cerumen (/wax) buildup that needs removed, or can be an internal problem, with clogged / blocked eustachian tubes. Can also be medication effect, virus, etc. So, should be seen, by your dr or an urgent care dr to identify or rule out the "easy" things. If symptoms persist, follow up with ent. ...Read more
I currently have a cold and my ear has been feeling stuffy, clogged, and its hurts. Why? I also haven't cleaned my ear for a while.
For 2 days my son has been having headaches all day, ear aches, and when he bends over it hurts even more. He nose always feels stuffy, so sinusitis?
Otitis media?: This is possible. He is old enough to irrigate his nose and sinuses with a saline solution using a Neti-pot. Get a decongestant, expectorant, analgesic combo from your friendly pharmacist. If he does not get better very quickly get him to a doctor. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
I am experiencing ear itch and ear pressure, sometimes it feels hot, stuffy nose, and coughing when I first get up
? Allergy: Or rather inflammation of your upper airways, affecting your middle ear through Eustachian tube congestion, and also producing cough through irritation of upper respiratory passages. The common environmental trigger in such instance is dust mites present in pillows and mattresses, u may be allergic to it, hence the symptoms. Saline nasal washes, washing and drying pillows 1 / wk, & go to an allergist ...Read more
Can I play in today's soccer game with these symptoms: congestion, headache, feel stuffy in one ear. Just a cold or more?
Check for difference:
It's important to know the difference between flu and cold symptoms. A cold is a milder respiratory illness than the flu. While cold symptoms can make you feel bad for a few days, flu symptoms can make you feel quite ill for a few days to weeks. The flu can also result in serious health problems such as pneumonia and hospitalizations.
Flu symptoms are usually more severe than cold symptoms and com. ...Read more
Head& ears feel stuff with cotton. Some pain in ears on& off. Stuffy nose. All worse when upright. Some pain in chest when laying down. What wrong?
I have my right tonsil swollen doesn't hurt but my ear on the same side feels itchy and stuffy and my neck is also feeling a little soar. Please help!?
Could be cold or:
Allergy. It would depend upon whether or not you have ever had allergies, whether you also have a fever, whether your nose is also stuffy/runny.....
If it has been going on a few days see your doctor.
Maybe call the nurse at yiour doctor's office to give a few more details and they can help you decide on taking an over the counter medicine, or making an appointment. ...Read more
Been feeling dizzy/lighthead off and on for past week. Nasal passages dry, throats dry, but head feels a little stuffy and ear full off and on. 34yo f?
Allergies: Dizziness and your other symptoms could occur with allergies, ear infections or other inner year issues, or less likely sinus problems. I might try some allergy meds like Flonase or something similar and possibly a Claritin type medication for 5 to 7 days and if no better see a medical provider. If you are running fevers or other new symptoms occur, you may need to see a medical provider sooner ...Read more