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Ear pain, jaw pain near ear, ear ringing, ear clogged/cant hear, feels like water in ear, general congestion/dark mucus. Any ideas/recs? Thx!
Sometimes: The size of the perforation is critically important. A perforation of less than 3 mm. often can heal spontaneously. But it is imperative to know if there is any chronic middle ear infection. If a small traumatic perforation is present in the absence of infection, the perforation may heal itself. ...Read more
Clear sinus drainage, breath throughnose, sinus rinse no problem, but dizziness, ears clicking when swallowing, fluid behind ear noinfection.Allergie?
Eustachian Tube: A clogged ear with no infection or fluid in the ear is usually the result of a poorly functioning eustachian tube. This is the connection from the middle ear to the nose, responsible for maintaining proper air pressure in the ear.When clogged, the ear feels full or stuffy. ...Read more
Please help for ist 4days- ear pain, eardurms(retracted), ear fullness then- tinnitus, ear crackling on swallow, earfullness(sometimes) no hearing loss?
See an ENT doctor: Ear pain and fullness can be due to tmd (temporo-mandibular disorder). Retraction of drum may indicate eustachian tube obstruction, but that requires a specialist's observation. Crackling on swallowing is normal. The presence of normal hearing strongly indicates no pathology in the external or middle ear. ...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.
Serous otitis: This could be serous otitis (fluid behind your ear drum) or eustachian tube dysfunction. If you have fluid in your ear your hearing should be significantly decreased in the ear, and when you hum you should hear it louder in the affected ear. Eustachian tube dysfunction means the tube between your ear and nose is inflamed or narrow. I have seen sudden nerve hearing loss present as well. See ent. ...Read more
Beat of the Drum: When the middle ear is distended due to fluid or air pressure accumulation, it can disrupt normal sound perception. If a condition exists where there is obstruction of the eustachian tube, then it is possible to hear noises like your own heartbeat from a vessel close to the drum. In most instances this is normal and resolves. Persistent perception should be examined to rule out other problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Right ear hearing muffled if i swallow or yawn. Tipping head temp relieves, upside down head causes click above ear and most effective. Click hurts.
Several: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Ear pain/pressure/dizzy x 5weeks. Ent gave ear drops (eardrums slight inflamed)/abx. No relief. Suggestions?Thanks
Try decongestant: Your symptoms may be due to eustachian tube dysfunction, where the tubes that connect the middle ear to the back of the throat are blocked so pressure builds up in the middle ear. Decongestants like sudafed can help relieve the symptoms (as long as there is no reason you can't take decongestants such as uncontrolled high blood pressure). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Effusion vs infectio: I suspect you have a middle ear effusion and not an infection. When you have an infection, there is usually pain, sometimes fever and you feel much worse. If you are just experiencing "noise" in your ear, having difficulty with hearing, then this is more likely a fluid buildup in that middle ear space. Recommend you chew gum, "pop" your ears hundreds of times a day and monitor for other symptoms. ...Read more
Inner Ear: Loud noise damages the microscopic hair cells in the inner ear. This damage manifests itself as tinnitus. Only an extremely loud, concussive blast ( like a bomb exploding) can rupture an eardrum. I've noticed you are asking many, many questions on tinnitus and hearing loss. You really need to see an ear specialist to examine your ears and do a hearing test. ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin: You can take Motrin or tylenol (acetaminophen) until you are able to see a doctor- someone should look in the ear before you put any drops in the ear. You need to make sure that you don't have a ruptured ear drum that can be worsened by putting " sweet oil" or other ear drops in the ear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
TMJ CRACKING: You need to have your eyes examined by an ophthalmologist(eye doctor) and your ears by an otolaryngologist(ear doctor) to make sure there are no problems from them.The jaw cracking is from the jaw cartilage being out of place and when you open the head of the jaw bone pops onto the cartilage causing the cracking sound.Since the jaw joint is in front of the ear it will cause the ringing in the ears. ...Read more
Myringotomy tubes: do not 'treat' ear infections per se, but prevent fluid from building up in the middle ear space where infections occur. In this sense, they are more preventative and reduce the number of infections that require treatment with oral antibiotics, prevent hearing loss and support speech development. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer