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Ear Pressure (Overview)

Pressure in the middle ear is ideally equal to environmental pressure. It is corrected by the eustachian tube, which connects from the middle ear to the back of nose. The popping that occurs when one goes in an airplane is the eustachian tube opening to equalize ear pressure. When pressures differ, the ear drum can be sucked in or bulge out. With this fluid can accumulate causing an otitis media.


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Can menieres disease cause ear pressure?

Can menieres disease cause ear pressure?

Yes: Ear pressure or "aural fullness" is one of the classic symptoms of meniere's disease. ...Read more

Ear Pressure (Overview)

Pressure in the middle ear is ideally equal to environmental pressure. It is corrected by the eustachian tube, which connects from the middle ear to the back of nose. The popping that occurs when one goes in an airplane is the eustachian tube opening to equalize ear pressure. When pressures differ, the ear drum can be sucked in or bulge out. With this fluid can accumulate causing an otitis media.


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How come I have ear pressure, but nobody else in the family has it when we travel?

How come I have ear pressure, but nobody else in the family has it when we travel?

Eustacian tubes: The tube that runs from your middle middle ear to your nasal passages is different in everyone, some larger or smaller, some at more of an angle....And allergies can make it less open also (it is lined with the same tissue as your nose basically). Things that can help when you fly is chewing gum, using a nose spray like afrin before you fly, or something called "earplanes", in your pharmacy! ...Read more

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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or a shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use acetaminophen or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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How can I treat pressure in ear canal due to a cold?

How can I treat pressure in ear canal due to a cold?

Swallow frequently: swallow frequently that could open up the tube and equalized the pressure
take cold medicine that could reduce the edema and the swelling from allergic reaction
see your doctor ...Read more

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Seen my ENT due to ear pressure fullness both sides and he said I have no reflex in my right ear. No prescription or explanation. Does this heal with time?

Seen my ENT due to ear pressure fullness both sides and he said I have no reflex in my right ear. No prescription or explanation. Does this heal with time?

It often can...: No light reflex means that you likely have fluid trapped in your middle ear space due to Eustachian tube dysfunction. No prescription given because it must not have looked like it was infected, just clear fluid. Often this will indeed clear with time. In kids we give it as long as 12 weeks before we get concerned. Pop your ears often, decongestant may help (esp. if you have seasonal allergies). ...Read more

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask your doctor about TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint), as it could cause ear pain
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Look for ear pain or ear drainage, as they are both signs of infection
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See a doctor if you think you have an ear infection
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Who can I get rid of ear pressure?

Who can I get rid of ear pressure?

Ear pressure: Ear pressure is maintained by constant flow of air through the eustachian tube which connects the middle to the throat.
You can try blowing ballons or blowing through a pinched nose. That action builds pressure within the throat which in turn opens up the eustachian tubes. ...Read more

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Will chewing gum always help with ear pressure in long flights or is there a better non-medication method?

Will chewing gum always help with ear pressure in long flights or is there a better non-medication method?

Valsalva: Try performing a valsalva maneuver - pinch your nose and gently "blow" air out of your nose while at the same time bearing down like you are lifting something. This will force air up your eustachian tube and expand the middle ear and prevent traction on the ear drum which is what causes the pain and fullness during descent. ...Read more

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Managing High Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Monitor your blood pressure at home
Daily
See your doctor regularly and work with him/her to control your blood pressure
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Take your medication as instructed without fail
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Viral, bacterial, allergy? I ate spicy food & got runny nose. Day 2 nasal congestion/headache/ear pressure. Then a dry cough gets worse on waking up!

Viral, bacterial, allergy? I ate spicy food & got runny nose. Day 2 nasal congestion/headache/ear pressure. Then a dry cough gets worse on waking up!

Spicy food rhinitis: People often get running noses from eating spicy foods. Others might sweat. The spicy food can cause a mild reaction to the nose causing it to swell a little. This is the congestion. The spicy food can also cause more reflux which would irritate the throat which could cause you to cough. I hope this helps. I'm good health. ...Read more

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How to relieve ear pressure?

How to relieve ear pressure?

Ear Pressure: One of the most common causes of ear pressure is that the eustachian tube is not working very well. Hearing loss can also be a symptom of hearing loss. Best to have this evaluated with a hearing test with an accompanying pressure test or tympanogram. A variety of treatment options are available. Recommend visiting with an ENT specialist to discuss diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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Have your medications adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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What can I do to relieve ear pressure?

What can I do to relieve ear pressure?

What is the cause?: If pressure due to atmospheric pressure changes, as in airplane, elevator, .. Valsava maneuver... ...Read more

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What could be the cause of ear pressure?

What could be the cause of ear pressure?

Ear pressure: Ear pressure is often a factor of swelling or dysfunction of your eustachian tube, the none tin between your ears and the back of your throat. If you have an infection or allergies that can affect how your eustachian tube opens to equalize the pressure behind your eardrum and the outside air pressure. ...Read more

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How can I even out ear pressure without it hurting?

How can I even out ear pressure without it hurting?

ETD: It sounds like you are having trouble equalizing the pressure in your middle ear. This often creates a fullness, like you want to pop or clear your ears. It is called eustachian tube dysfunction (etd). Decongestant either sprayed into the nose or taken orally can alleviate this problem. Sometimes your doctor needs to examine this and treat with other rx if no success with otc rx. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ear pressure?

Ear Pressure: Pressure in the middle ear is ideally equal to environmental pressure. It is corrected by the eustachian tube, which connects from the middle ear to the back of nose. The popping that occurs when one goes in an airplane is the eustachian tube opening to equalize ear pressure. When pressures differ, the ear drum can be sucked in or bulge out. With this fluid can accumulate causing an otitis media. ...Read more

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Ear pressure that i've had for almost a year! help needed!?

Consult an ENT Dr: Please be checked by an ENT dr.Ear pressure and stuffiness is usually in their area of expertise. ...Read more

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What to do about ear pressure that I've had for almost a year! help needed! ):?

What to do about ear pressure that I've had for almost a year! help needed! ):?

Ear Pressure: We dont know anything about you and certainly not enough to offer you a relevant response. I recommend a consultation with an ENT in person or through Healthtap Prime. ...Read more

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How come I have ear pressure, but nobody else in the family has it when we travel?

Eustacian tubes: The tube that runs from your middle middle ear to your nasal passages is different in everyone, some larger or smaller, some at more of an angle....And allergies can make it less open also (it is lined with the same tissue as your nose basically). Things that can help when you fly is chewing gum, using a nose spray like afrin before you fly, or something called "earplanes", in your pharmacy! ...Read more

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I'm having horrible ear pressure that i've had for almost a year! help needed! ):?

I'm having horrible ear pressure that i've had for almost a year! help needed! ):?

It depends: This could be due to cerumen impaction or the accumulation of fluid in your middle ear - chronic serous otitis. Do you have hearing loss? Do you have associated dizziness? Do you have balance issues? Other ear diseases are associated with fullness but a qualified ear specialist would be the person to see in your case. ...Read more

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If you have ear pressure after a flight and it stayed for a day what should you do?

A few things: You can try using oxymetazoline nose spray for 1-2 days to decongest the eustachian tube. Try also pinching your nose and blowing (bearing down) to try to pop your ears. It should go away over time, but you should see a doctor if it hurts, or hearing worsens. ...Read more

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Best way to decrease ear pressure sometimes i my head get pressure any suggestions and or remedies that can help? Thanks in advance!

Ear/head pressure: Your presentation is somewhat confusion. You mentioned ear pressure and then head pressure. Without knowing the reason for those, i don't see how we can help by suggesting anything. A thorough history and physical exam is paramount prior to suggesting further work up and treatment. ...Read more

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Feel ear pressure but tests come back normal. What could be wrong?

Feel ear pressure but tests come back normal. What could be wrong?

Eustachian tube: dysfunction. The tube from the ear to the nose that allows air to pass to equalize pressure can be dysfunctional despite normal hearing tests. This condition may improve with antihistamines and/or nasal steroids. In the extreme case, placing a tube in the ear can be helpful. ...Read more

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I grind hard all night. Have any suggestions to balance out the ear pressure and unblock my ear?

I grind hard all night. Have any suggestions to balance out the ear pressure and unblock my ear?

Get a teeth guard.: Try something like Allegra (fexofenadine) d 12 hour and also get a teeth guard to wear at night. ...Read more

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I just had Septoplasty 3 days ago. I am experiencing a lot of facial & ear pressure. Is this normal?

I just had Septoplasty 3 days ago.  I am experiencing a lot of facial & ear pressure.  Is this normal?

Congestion: It is normal to feel congested after septoplasty because of swelling with in the nasal tissues. Check with your surgeon about remedies you can use for this. Sometimes saline rinses or decongestants can be helpful. ...Read more

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Who can I get rid of ear pressure?

Ear pressure: Ear pressure is maintained by constant flow of air through the eustachian tube which connects the middle to the throat.
You can try blowing ballons or blowing through a pinched nose. That action builds pressure within the throat which in turn opens up the eustachian tubes. ...Read more

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Can Claritin (loratadine) make ear pressure change?

Can Claritin (loratadine) make ear pressure change?

Possibly: Antihistamines are designed to reduce allergic symptoms which includes mucus production. Anything that reduces fluid like that should have an effect on ear pressure. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would my ear pressure go away after my cold?

Hi docs, would my ear pressure go away after my cold?

A cold or upper...: Respiratory infection can cause fluid in the middle ear and or eustachian tube dysfunction. This is usually temporary but can last from very short term to several months. ...Read more

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Mild ear pressure and pain and headache, could it be tumor ?

I would not: jump to that conclusion. You may have congestion. It this is not responsive to OTC's -seek assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I give my 1 year old before a long flight to help him cope with ear pressure changes?

What can I give my 1 year old before a long flight to help him cope with ear pressure changes?

Feed child-pacifier: Feed your one year old a bottle or give him a pacifier on take off and landing. The sucking motion will help to keep his Eustachian tubes (tube between inner mouth and middle ear) open. ...Read more