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Dr. Brett Scotch
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Ear Fullness (Overview)

Sensation of fullness of the ear is a symptom in which a person feels there is air pressure of fluid in his ear, usually dulling the hearing. Causes include allergies, infections, changes in air pressure, etc


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What causes ear fullness only in one ear?

What causes ear fullness only in one ear?

Eustacian tube: The eustacian tube connects your ear to your nose and allows air pressure to equalize. If the tube on one side doesn't work, that ear will feel full and may even fill with fluid. ...Read more

Dr. Brett Scotch
103 doctors shared insights

Ear Fullness (Overview)

Sensation of fullness of the ear is a symptom in which a person feels there is air pressure of fluid in his ear, usually dulling the hearing. Causes include allergies, infections, changes in air pressure, etc


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Have ear fullness for years. Worse when I grind. Related?

Possibily: Ear fullness can be many things including related to eustachian tube function which in turn can be affected by TMJ changes caused by grinding. Best to be evaluated though. ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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How to treat TMJ symptoms relating to ear fullness and excessive nasal congestion?

How to treat TMJ symptoms relating to ear fullness and excessive nasal congestion?

See your doctor: I would see your doctor first to treat the ear fullness and nasal congestion. That may ease the TMJ symptoms. Or it may not. However, i would care for the ear fullness and nasal congestion first..... ...Read more

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Ear fullness? I am having trouble hearing with ringing as well as pressure. They also pop periodically. I'm getting over a cold, how long will it be?

Ear fullness? I am having trouble hearing with ringing as well as pressure. They also pop periodically. I'm getting over a cold, how long will it be?

See an ENT: You should see an ENT doctor for an evaluation now. It could be as simple as wax or as complicated as a viral induced nerve deafness. Contact the ENT and say you have a sudden hearing loss and get in asap. Don't wait. If it is a viral induced hearing loss the earlier treatment begins the better your chance for complete resolution. ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
Once
Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
Once
Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
Once
Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
Once
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My ENT gave a spray for lymph tissue that was causing ear fullness. With spray, the ear fullness goes away but i get a headache. Should it be removed?

My ENT gave a spray for lymph tissue that was causing ear fullness. With spray, the ear fullness goes away but i get a headache. Should it be removed?

Remove what?: I'm guessing maybe you were given a steroid nasal spray to shrink your nasal turbinates and maybe your adenoids. Steroid nasal sprays can rarely cause headache. A different nasal spray may avoid this side effect. It depends on how large adenoids are at this age, they aren't removed at age 31 very often, but sometimes. Turbinate surgery can be very beneficial. ...Read more

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Have stomach upset, nausea, no-pain, no vomiting, diarrhea, have headache ear fullness-pain, dizziness, congestion, little tired no appetite no fever 2 days?

Have stomach upset, nausea, no-pain, no vomiting, diarrhea, have headache ear fullness-pain, dizziness, congestion, little tired no appetite no fever 2 days?

Gastroenteritis?: Most cases of viral gastroenteritis are mild, self-limited, and not life threatening. These resolve on their own with supportive care (drink fluids to prevent dehydration, eat moderately as tolerated, as needed analgesia). In special cases (newborns, elderly, debilitated) hospitalization may be required to provide IV fluids and to support co-morbid medical conditions. ...Read more

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Have ear fullness for years. Worse when I grind. Related?

Possibily: Ear fullness can be many things including related to eustachian tube function which in turn can be affected by TMJ changes caused by grinding. Best to be evaluated though. ...Read more