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Mild ear pain from time to time, constant ringing in right ear. Pressure in right ear and squieeking when i pinch my nostriles closed and bllow?

Mild ear pain from time to time, constant ringing in right ear. Pressure in right ear and squieeking when i pinch my nostriles closed and bllow?

Effusion: Most likely you have an effusion in your right ear. Give it some time it should go away. You have some sort of eustachian tube dysfunction, whether you have a history of ear problems or allergies, that would need to be diagnosed by an ent. ...Read more

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For the past two days throat sore and ear aches, throat pain is in very localized spot just under jaw below ear. Is it ear or throat?

For the past two days throat sore and ear aches, throat pain is in very localized spot just under jaw below ear. Is it ear or throat?

Throat: Pharyngitis (throat infection) often causes pain referred to the ear. The ear itself is rarely involved in adults. Treat with anti inflammatory medicine as usual. ...Read more

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Blew nose too hard 2 nights ago. Ear pain and stuffy feeling in one ear that night and yesterday. Burning pain in that ear today. Ruptured eardrum?

Blew nose too hard 2 nights ago. Ear pain and stuffy feeling in one ear that night and yesterday. Burning pain in that ear today. Ruptured eardrum?

Byrning ear pain: Rather than a ruptured ear drum, the pain may be caused by blowing mucus in your ear. However, a physical exm by an ear specialist is in order to rule out a ruptured ear drum. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left ear when I swallow. No pain in my throat. Is it TMJ or a ear infection?

Eustachian tube: Usually pain associated with swallowing involves pressure changes across the ear drum caused when the Eustachian tube allows air into the middle ear.If you can recreate the pain by yawning this should also allow air entry and may stop the pain. If it persists, an exam is needed. This can occur while you are developing a middle ear infection. ...Read more

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Sore throat to the point where its painful to swallow, ear ache in both ears but mainly the left, a stiff neck and headaches on off Had for 7 days?

Sore throat to the point where its painful to swallow, ear ache in both ears but mainly the left, a stiff neck and headaches on off Had for 7 days?

Sore throat: Your symptoms sound like you are having a more serious throat infection than a virus. The stiff neck could indicate a more serious infection occurring. Please be evaluated by your primary care physician or urgent care/ER as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of excess ear wax in the ear or fluid? Sometimes my l ear has a suction feeling when i lay on it and muffled hearing

What are symptoms of excess ear wax in the ear or fluid? Sometimes my l ear has a suction feeling when i lay on it and muffled hearing

Ear wax or fluid: Muffled hearing, crackling, popping and pressure feeling have been described in patients who have excess ear wax or fluid. Some do not experience any symptoms. Have your primary doc or ENT take a look in your ears. ...Read more

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No pressure no pain only crackling in ear when swallowing had a cold?

Ear noise: Not uncommon,usually arises from mucus in the middle ear/Eustachian tubes;should resolve.If discomfort occurs see a physician ...Read more

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My Tragus is swollen and in pain. Also cartilage around it. Very very bad and constant pain. Not TMJ. No pain in ear canal- just external ear. HELP!!!

No self-Rx: Pain & Swelling are red flags raised by your body that there is a problem (perhaps infection) requiring professional care. Please call your GP or an ENT before problem worsens and spreads. ...Read more

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Really bad ear infection in right ear and now hearing higher sound/pitch in that ear. What is this?

Really bad ear infection in right ear and now hearing higher sound/pitch in that ear. What is this?

Eustacean tube prob.: with an ear infection your eustacean tubes are blocked. As they partially open up again you can get a high pitched whistling sound. It will clear up when tube is completely open ..... ...Read more

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Woke up this morning, had dull pain on right side ear. Thought ear infection? Now the pain is so bad in jaw, ear area and even in shoulder.29yr female

Woke up this morning, had dull pain on right side ear. Thought ear infection? Now the pain is so bad in jaw, ear area and even in shoulder.29yr female

Mgt: It is important to have an evaluation, you may have an infection that is spreading and involving the bone. Please check your temperature prior to taking Motrin. ...Read more

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Why is my hearing muffled in right ear after ear infection?

Why is my hearing muffled in right ear after ear infection?

Depends: During any ear infection there is a temporary reduction in hearing due to the muck in the middle ear for up to 2-4 wks.Most adults will improve within a week and may return to normal in 2 wks, some may take 3-4 wks.Infants and kids tend to take longer. ...Read more

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Breeze/heart beat sound in ear then ringing then no hearing in right ear occasionally hurts very annoying?

Breeze/heart beat sound in ear then ringing then no hearing in right ear occasionally hurts very annoying?

Otitis medi: You're describing fairly typical symptoms of otitis media which can be non-infected (serous otitis media) or infected (purulent otitis media). If you have a fever, see a doctor immediately. If you don't, see one soon. An ENT is ideal but your family doctor can be a big help. ...Read more

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Sharp pain behind and around ear lobe resulted in bells palsy. Little red in ear canal. Pain lasting for long periods especially laying down. 5 days?

Sharp pain behind and around ear lobe resulted in bells palsy. Little red in ear canal. Pain lasting for long periods especially laying down. 5 days?

Could be shingles: Varicella zoster, or shingles, can affect the ear canal and also affect the 7th cranial nerve causing bell's palsy. Have a dr look carefully into your ear canal to see if there are any rashes evident of shingles there. Good luck. ...Read more

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I get crackingand hissing in my right ear all the time , it puts pressureand hurts ear drum sometimes .

I get crackingand hissing in my right ear all the time , it puts pressureand hurts ear drum sometimes .

Possibilities: Could be a eustachian tube problem. Should get seen by an ENT to work this up. ...Read more

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Pain in ear randomly and when chewing, with sore throat. What is it?

Pain in ear randomly and when chewing, with sore throat. What is it?

TM joint: Likely your jaw joint. They can start to hurt easily from clenching, grinding your teeth at night, from a changing bite (our teeth are really always moving some), chewing too much like chewing gum. Etc. If it persists you must see a doctor for them to examine your ear and throat! ...Read more

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Pain in ear when i blow nose only. Is that one of the signs and symptoms of inner ear infection?

Pain in ear when i blow nose only. Is that one of the signs and symptoms of inner ear infection?

Nope: That is a sign that you are increasing the inner ear pressure when you blow your nose. The nose connects to the inner ear via the eustachian tube. This tube is what allows pressure to balance and is responsible for "popping" of the ears. What you describe is a similar method to how scuba divers equalize the pressure under water. ...Read more