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Ear Pain After Loud Noise
I get severe ear pain during flight journey. Flight journey more than 1 hr. Especially whn flight is landing. Feels like crying loud.?
Eustachian tube dysfunction
the natural pressure equalizing tubes in your ear are failing during descent. You can try to pop ears with gum and blowing out. Check with your primary doctor to see if you could be okay taking afrin (oxymetazoline) prior to take off/landing which will help open your nose and also your ear tubes. Also, my patient swear by a product called "earplanes". I can't recommend them though. ...Read more
Need to be seen: Any time patients complain of "terrible pain" it should be check out, no matter where it is in the body. There are multiple causes for ear pain and hearing a loud roaring noise in the ear. Some our can be as simple as an ear infection or as complicated as tumor growth. In any case, the only way to know is to have it checked out. ...Read more
Ears were exposed to very loud sound by my strong headphones for few seconds, been having ear pain and reduction in hearing, anything to worry about?
Sudden loud sound: I suggest you go see a doctor who can look into your ear canal to see if the ear drum is ruptured. ...Read more
I am experiencing ringing from my right ear and migraines from loud noise. I do not feel ear pain. Could this be related to tinnitus?
My ears are sensitive to loud sounds and I feel like I have blockage, and can't hear. Is there any thing I can do to stop the ear pain?
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
Sudden ear pain, loud ringing, intensified in hours, fluid movmnt when pops causing icrutiating pain, sore neck, lymph nodes, mucus, becoming intolerable?
See doc asap: That kind of sudden intese pain along with reaction in lymph nodes is a history that suggest possible ear infection. In any even the pain is screaming - go get it seen! You may need some antibiotics or done some injury to the ear that got infected. This is not something for self treatment without a medical exam. See your doc or go to an urgent care center. This can get worse without treatment. ...Read more
Right ear infection 8/25.On antibiotic since. Have slight ear pain and headache. Loud ringing/muffled sound. Pain behind eyes. Left ear craclking.
Sudden ear pain that intensified in hours, loud ringing, fluid movement when pops causing icrutiating pain, sore neck, lymph nodes, mucus, just awful pain?
Possible infection: That's painful! Please see a doctor who will look inside your ear to help diagnose and treat the problem. ...Read more
Ear Pain Child:
Ear pain is extremely common in childhood and although it is distressing, is usually caused by a minor infection that will resolve on its own.
It can be VERY painful, due to pressure inside the ear drum so treating with pain killers like paracetamol +/- ibuprofen is the main treatment.
If fevers and pain are ongoing for more than 3 days, then we sometimes advise antibiotics. ...Read more
Neuritic pain: Sharp stabbing pain in the ear is rarely the result of ear infection which is persistent pain associated with hearing loss. Two possible reasons could be firing off of nerves that innervate the region of the ear (trigeminal neuralgia) or the pain may be arising from structures around the ear as the jaw joint or the muscles of mastication. ...Read more
That depends: Ear pain should be evaluated. An ear infection can lead to meningitis, hearing loss, chronic ear drum perforation and other problems. Some ear infections might be treated without an antibiotic, but that's a decision you should make with your doctor. Tumors of the throat and tonsil can also cause ear pain, as can sinus infection. Ifear pain is unexplained and persistant, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Ear vs TMJ: Most common cause of ear pain is infection. Can be other ear problems. Most common cause of ear pain not due to ear is jaw joint (TMJ) problem. See ENT doc. If negative for ear pain, have oral surgeon examine jaw joint. If positive, see TMJ expert. Get referral from oral surgeon ...Read more
Ear pain bending: If you are congested - you may have fluid build up in your middle ear. If you press or wiggle your ear with your finger and is painful you likely have a a ear canal infection - common during this time of year after days of swimming. If you can take a decongestant (not pregnant) & get good relief it is likely fluid build up. Either type of pain persists get it checked by a medical professional ...Read more
First find out cause: "ear pain" is a tricky problem as more often than not it is not from the ear. The most common cause of "ear pain" is from the jaw joint. If you have no hearing loss and no ear fullness chances are it is your jaw and jaw precautions can help. An ENT doctor can look in your ear and tell whether the ear is or is not the problem. Beware doctors treating an ear they say that "looks a little red". ...Read more
Etiology: Ear pain or otalgia is not necessarily the result of ear disease. If your hearing is essentially normal, the most common cause of otalgia is disease of the dental structures, jaw muscle spasm, dental infection, arthritis of the jaw joint. Other causes of referred pain can reflect diseases of the neck (cervical arthritis) or diseases of the throat or even larynx. Easing pain requires a diagnosis. ...Read more
Tough problem: Chronic ear pain tends to be a frustrating problem as it is difficult to diagnose and management strategies do involve trial and error method at times. Temporomandibular disorders often cause chronic ear pain. Other causes include inflammation of the jaw joint/s, headache disorders, salivary gland disease, and ear infections. Some medical illnesses can also exhibit ear pain. ...Read more
Poor Eustachian tube: The ability to equalize pressure on descent in an airplane requires a normal functioning eustachian tube. This is the passageway between the back of the nose and the middle ear space. Either a genetic narrowing of this tube or the scarring of the tube following ear infection in childhood are the two major reasons for your problem. If you fly often, ventilation tubes will be the answer. ...Read more
Gum: The pressure in the cabin may cause any fluid in the ear tubes to plug them creating pain and pressure in the ear. THe best is to use decongestants if plugged up then on take off and lading chew gum it promoted swallowing and helps open the tubules ...Read more
Several causes: Ear pain can develop from inflammation of the ear canal skin, from a middle ear infection, TMJ inflammation or even from problems affecting sites far from the ear such as the throat. Most commonly, ear pain is due to an ear infection- either in the middle ear or ear canal. If these areas area normal, then the hunt for the source of the pain can be complex but needs to be complete. ...Read more
Otalgia: Otalgia is a term we use for an ear ache. If your hearing is within normal limits for your age, the most common cause of ear pain is referred from the dental apparatus. Conditions associated with chronic ear pain (assuming the ears are normal) are dental diseases, muscle spasm of the jaw muscles, rarely arthritis of the jaw joint, neck disease, throat disease, and laryngeal disease. ...Read more
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