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Ear Hurts When Burping
Muscle movement: You have a muscle called the levator palatini that straightens the tube between the middle ear and your throat. When you burp it triggers that muscle to stretch & it can change the pressure across your ear drum. It would do so more often if the tube is partially blocked & and air moves through it. When it begins to bother you enough, have your ears examined. It may clear or become an ear infection ...Read more
I am 22 y in age and suffering from chronic cold. My ear hurts when I burp or drink. I feel like ear is pushing out because of pressure inside. .
Eustachian: Tube dysfunction to balance pressure on ear drum. See your doctor. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my ear hurts when I burp or yawn but I recently had a cold. Any treatment instead of going to the doctors?
See a doctor: Need to see a doctor to assist with diagnosis and select appropriate treatment. ...Read more
I have a little pain or pressure in my left ear. Hurts when I burp & when I yawn and its been about 6 hours now. I have no voice & im pretty congested?
Eustachian tube: Probably due to Eustachian tube congestion; this tube connects the inner ear with the back of the nose and throat. If you have no voice, the cause is much more likely to be viral (ie you don't need antibiotics). Use Afrin nasal spray over the counter in the left nostril for no more than 3 days to clear up your ear Push clears. Don't take an antihistamine (thickens mucus as side effect). ...Read more
Could use your help docs! My ear hurts when I burp or yawn but I recently had a cold. Any treatment instead of going to the hospital?
Eustachian tube: The tube that drains mucous from your middle ear is likely swollen due to the cold. It can open and close when you chew or "pop" your ear and such maneuvers allow the air in and the pressure change can be uncomfortable. This will usually resolve over time as the swelling goes down.Ibuprofen should help for the pain. If it in not improving gradually, have it checked. ...Read more
Left ear hurts when swallowing or burping after itry to clean my left ear. And I can hear my heartbeat. Any fix?
Ear wax impaction:
You have likely pushed ear wax deep into the ear canal and up against the eardrum. When you swallow or burp and create a pressure gradient through the middle ear cavity, the eardrum typically moves to accommodate the change, unless something is preventing it from effectively doing so.
Best fix? See your primary doc to check what is going on in your ear. Please no more using q-tips to "clean" ears. ...Read more
What can I do for the ear pain? It's my right ear and it hurts when I burp and also I feel like water is in ther.
I had tubes placed as a baby and infections, both several times; I am 38 now and ears hurt right NOW when burping 2 weeks post skydiving.?
See ENT doc: See an ENT doc sor exam/recommendations.Get a more detailed answer ›
What's wrong? My right ear is clogged. When I burp my ear hurts but I sense some relief. I've tried ear drops but no luck yet.
You might have wax: In your ear canal, but you may have fluid or an infection of your middle ear. I would recommend that you see your doctor to properly diagnose this and treat if necessary. ...Read more
Pressure in ear hurts really bad making side of tongue hurt when I burp it feels like an air bubble passes through but hurts when it reaches inner ear?
Exam needed: It's very important to have your ear examined by your physician or an otolaryngologist as there may be a middle ear infection causing your discomfort. A blocked eustachian tube in the back of your nasal passage is another possibility. ...Read more
I have a really bad cold maybe a flu I'm a diabetic and I have high blood pressure when I burp my left ear hurts a little should I be alarmed
No: Left ear hurting probably because of the cold. ...Read more
Pain above navel that radiates upwards to throat, it feels like trapped air and is worsened by burping, accompanied by right ear pain?
Interesting: May want it see your doc to determine the causes. ...Read more
I am scared I have n.fowleri. Jumped into a New York lake 10 days ago (8/26). I have excess burping, stomach pain, and ear pain, sometimes a headache.
Relax: Between 1962 & 2016 there have been NO sase-reports of Primary Amebic Meningoencephalitis caused by Naegleria fowleri in the state of New York. The symptoms are very severe. REF: https://www. Cdc. Gov/parasites/naegleria/state-map. Html ...Read more
Left ear pain and clogged sensation, pain/drum pops when burping, jaw pain near left ear and congestion. Internist saw no ear infection. Ideas? Help!
Sharp pain on my chest and throat, frequent burping, ear pain and shortness of breath. What is this? Is this gerd?
It could be: Most of your symptoms are compatible with GERD. GERD can cause burping, chest and throat burning or sharp pain, and occasional shortness of breath. I'm not sure the ear pain is related. That being said, there are other things that can cause chest pain. If you haven't already, you should see your doctor who can take a full history and examine you. Hope this helps! ...Read more
This: This question was asked three days ago. If your ear still hurts when you read this, contact your doctor so that he or she can examine your ear to find out the cause of the pain. Once the cause is known, an appropriate treatment can be offered. ...Read more
Time for visit: Sounds like a middle ear infection. You need to see your doc or someone at a clinic to have this taken care of. Several things can cause ear pain, but this one needs attention soon to get the best results. ...Read more