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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

Dr. Felecia Sumner Dr. Sumner
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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol 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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Dr. Dale Tylor Dr. Tylor
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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
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Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
Once
Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
Once
Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
Once
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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 BP at home
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Have a regular follow up and work with your doctor
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Take your meds 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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