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Ear Keeps Crackling
Eustacian tubes: A condition call eustacian tube dysfunction causes these symptoms and is very common. ...Read more
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
Frequent otitis as a child, no tubes placed. Been experiencing intermittent bilateral crackling in ears. Please help?
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.
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
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
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
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
Ears crack: Suspect wax. Have someone look in ears. ...Read more
Crackling ear: Ear infections can include a buildup of fluid behind the eardrum. See your dr if fluid drains or other symptoms are present or crackling is pronounced. Less commonly considered, the ear's three tiny bones that tap the eardrum to generate sound can become stiff (otosclerosis) -- miniature arthritis -- that can contribute to hearing loss. ...Read more
After using neil-med sinus rinse, I have a lot of crackling inside my ears. What is this? And should I be concerned?
Sinus Rinse: You likely introduced some air into the sinuses and middle ear during the treatment. There is a always a danger that you also introduced some bacteria or other infectious agent at the same time, but it sounds like you cleared some of the blockage and the treatment is working. If it doesn't seem to be improving after a few more days, you might want to check with an ENT specialist. ...Read more
I've been dizzy/ off balance for the last 7 months, crackling noise in ears, and very bad anxiety. What could be wrong?
Had an MRI due to off balance feeling and crackling in ears for the past year results showed I was ok but showed changes to my sinuses?
Hear a crackling sound like pop rocks in the back of my head from time to time while sitting or lying down. Ears crackle at times as well.?
Sounds: Sounds in the back of your skull at the top of your neck are probably ligaments attached to your vertebrae which move and slide. Crackles within the ear canal could be wax against the ear drum and in the ear canal or movements if the actual ear drum parts produced by small muscle contractions within the ear canal. ...Read more
May be: Crackling in the ear is pretty non-specific. An abnormal ear sound can occur from something within the ear itself, or with the sinus passages around the ear. The diagnosis of an ear infection is made by a physician who looks into the ear canal and evaluates the tissue and the ear drum. If that is clear, they should look in your throat to see if there is swelling of tonsils. Check sinuses also. ...Read more
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
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
Ear noise: Not uncommon, usually arises from mucus in the middle ear/Eustachian tubes;should resolve. If discomfort occurs see a physician ...Read more
Fluid: This may be due to fluid behind your eardrum that accumulated when you had a viral infection. When the fluid moves, it can sound like a crackling. This can persist for a while even after a cold goes away. If it gets worse or if you have another other symptoms, though, you should see your doctor to get your ear checked. ...Read more
Could my cross bite, or any kind of vite, cause crackling in the ear whenever I chew and swallow?
Yes: The cross bite could be the precursor to more sever problems such as tmj. ...Read more
I have this weird crackling sound in my ear and it almost feels like there is water in my ear what could it be?
First treat sinusiti:
See Your physician first
Needs thorough evaluation possibly referral to ENT specialist ...Read more
Could tinnitis and crackling sound and pain in ear be caused by a forward head posture that led to masseter problems?
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
Washed out my nose yesterday, to make me breath. Now my ears won't stop crackling. What can I do to make them stop crackling?
My jaw is crackling for a year but recently sometimes it won't open fully like it's jammed and causes some pain in my ear what can I do?
TMJ: Many times, TMJ symptom begins with malocclusion in the teeth causing compromised muscular adaptation of jaw muscle for function. If untreat, the muscle controlling the TMJ disc movement may be tear or injure, causing the disc to get stuck during jaw movement (open or close lock). Splint, follow up for comfortable open/close jaw, then treat the malocclusion. ...Read more
I have an ear clogging that has been going on for almost a year now, it has been giving me symptoms such as dizziness, crackling in ear?
Many causes: There are many causes for dizziness. You should have your PCP evaluate you. Yes clogged ears may cause dizziness. You have to look for cause which is usually allergy. In the meantime you can try Valsalva maneuver maneuver to unclog ears i.e. by pressing soft part of nose block your nostrils and try to pop your ears but that is a temporary relief ...Read more
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