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Diagnosed w/ sinus inf. And fluid sucked back in ear. During antibiotics ear pressure went away, after swimming it's back. How do I get fluid out ear?

Diagnosed w/ sinus inf. And fluid sucked back in ear. During antibiotics ear pressure went away, after swimming it's back. How do I get fluid out ear?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) D might help: Assuming you don't just have water in your ears from swimming (equal parts vinegar and rubbing alcohol good for that), and assuming you can take decongestants (no high blood pressure, no previous bad effects from Pseudophed), then MucinexD may be your best choice. Won't dry up the secretions so much that your sinuses won't drain, but will open you up enough to hopefully relieve pressure. ...Read more

Ear Pressure (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: ear pressure?

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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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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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?

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

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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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Slightly uneven pupils. Ms. Head and ear pressure. History of on and damage to ear nerve. Old damage or flare?

Slightly uneven pupils. Ms. Head and ear pressure. History of on and damage to ear nerve. Old damage or flare?

Your description: You do not describe an MS relapse, and glad to see you are taking Copaxone, (glatiramer) and have seen your neurologist recently. Please add Vitamin D-3 supplementation, and check levels in about 3 months to maintain 50-70 ng/ml ...Read more

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Hi, Is it possible for person to feel/palpate their styloid process right under ear? I can really feel both of mine but one on the left seems longer bud does not give me any pain. I did have ear pressure which seems to be getting better now. Thank

Hi, Is it possible for person to feel/palpate their styloid process right under ear? I can really feel both of mine but one on the left seems longer bud does not give me any pain. I did have ear pressure which seems to be getting better now. Thank

Let it be: It appears that whatever it is, it is not causing any symptoms, so you may leave it alone.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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I have a lot of ear pressure in my ears. What could it be?

I have a lot of ear pressure in my ears. What could it be?

Congestion: Could be several things including congestion, ear wax occlusion, ear infection, sinus disease, allergies, etc. See a dr. For an evaluation and proper diagnosis, good luck. ...Read more

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Mandible and ear pressure after eating, should I be concerned?

TMJ?: This could be related to your tempro mandibular joint. Malfunction in your joint, which is right in front of your ear can cause your symptoms. See a dentist for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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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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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 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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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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How to sleep with painful ear pressure?

How to sleep with painful ear pressure?

D Diagnosis: The answer to your problem is not "How to sleep...... but what is the cause of your painful ear pressure. Do you have a hearing loss? . Could you have a painful TMJ. You need a diagnosis probably from an ENT doctor to determine the cause of your painful ear pressure before you can sleep with it. ...Read more

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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

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What is the cause of ear pressure with allergic rhinitis?

What is the cause of ear pressure with allergic rhinitis?

Eustachian tube: There is a tube that connects the middle ear with the top of the throat, intended to keep middle ear pressure the same as barometric pressure. When allergies cause enough swelling in the nose that this tube closes off, middle ear pressure goes down as the tissues absorb the oxygen from the air, but barometric pressure doesn't. This causes the ear discomfort due to nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Best ways to deal with a tension headache and ear pressure?

Best ways to deal with a tension headache and ear pressure?

See your doctor: Given your symptoms, you will need a thorough evaluation to see what's going on. ...Read more

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Inner ear pressure leading to dizziness. What can cause this?

Inner ear pressure leading to dizziness. What can cause this?

See an ENT doc: This could be meniere's disease. There are 4 symptoms that characterize this: intermittent verigo associated with pressure in the ear, ringing in the ear, and hearing loss. The episodes last less than 24 hours and are recurrent. You should see an ENT doc to accurately diagnose your condition. ...Read more

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How effective is pseudoephedrine in fixing ear pressure blockage during flights?

How effective is pseudoephedrine in fixing ear pressure blockage during flights?

It may work: It may work. It just takes a while and you may not need it: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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Any suggestions for fluctuating ear pressure/fullness (ringing)due to barometer shifts & allergies?

Any suggestions for fluctuating ear pressure/fullness (ringing)due to barometer shifts & allergies?

Se your doctor: You're describing eustacian tube dysfunction. This is when the tube swells shut and traps air in the middle ear cavity. This leads to the pressure and fullness feeling. ...Read more

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What are some good ways to fix ear pressure build up when changing altitude quickly, like in an airplane?

Try this: -treat any congestion beforehand. If you're feeling "stuffy" before flying, use nasal decongestant or antihistamine before boarding
-yawn widely
-swallow. Chew gum, suck on hard candy, sip a drink.
-try valsalva maneuver: hold nostrils closed w/ your fingers, close your mouth & blow softly. Be gentle.
Persistent pain or pressure lasting beyond 1-2 days? Get seen. ...Read more