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Ache under & behind ear. Ear stuffy. Have rhinitis, anxiety, acid reflux (only giving you history.) anyways, any idea about the ache?

Ache under & behind ear. Ear stuffy. Have rhinitis, anxiety, acid reflux (only giving you history.) anyways, any idea about the ache?

Pain UNDER: And BEHIND ear may be due to INFLAMMED/ENLARGED LYMPH GLANDS!
This may come from an EXTERNAL OTITIS (infection outer ear/canal or from some VIRAL INFECTIONS (Classic = German Measles)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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While eating I felt pressure on both sides of head a little above ears. I do grind teeth as anxious habit & ears stuffy (sinus issues), any idea?

While eating I felt pressure on both sides of head a little above ears. I do grind teeth as anxious habit & ears stuffy (sinus issues), any idea?

See 2 doctors: See ENT to evaluate and treat your sinus infection. See your Dentist for an Occlusal Orthotic, a night guard, to protect your teeth and jaw joints form the damage that bruxism (grinding) causes. ...Read more

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What could cause a stuffy ear, stuffy nose, stuffy throat, and a dry cough?

What could cause a stuffy ear, stuffy nose, stuffy throat, and a dry cough?

Sore throat: It all depends on the duration, severity and associated symptoms. It can vary from simple viral infection to some more serious. ...Read more

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2yo 102.5 temp in ear stuffy runny nose vomit with mucus. Also have breastfed 2 mo old worried about her getting & not sure what to do for the 2yo.

2yo 102.5 temp in ear stuffy runny nose vomit with mucus. Also have breastfed 2 mo old worried about her getting & not sure what to do for the 2yo.

See your doctor: Your 2-year-old should be seen by her doctor. For the baby, breast feeding is a great way to give her passive immunity to help keep her from getting sick. Practice good hand washing and take her to her physician if she develops a fever. ...Read more

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Sore throat slight cough headache clogged ears stuffy nose what do I have?

Sore throat slight cough headache clogged ears stuffy nose what do I have?

Might be a cold: Virus. Cold symptoms can include nasal congestion, runny nose, coughing, headache, sneezing, sore throat, watery eyes, mild fever, feeling tired ; watery eyes. For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician ; get a strep throat test/ culture. ...Read more

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Why do my head and ears feel stuffy when it's cloudy/rainy?

Why do my head and ears feel stuffy when it's cloudy/rainy?

Possible allergies: Changes in the atmosphere or barometric changes can trigger allergies. Time to get examined and tested for same. ...Read more

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Why do my ears feel stuffy and clogged?

Why do my ears feel stuffy and clogged?

Stuffy, clogged ears: It is not uncommon for ears to feel stuffy and clogged when allergies flare up, when you experience a change in altitude or during the course of a cold. Sometimes this can happen as an ear infection evolves. This is from dysfunction of the eustachian tube.
Treatment does not always lead to immediate resolution, and can include antihistamines, nasal antinflammatories, and oral steroids. ...Read more

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My right ear feels stuffy and there is a very very slight ringing (when one is alone in a quiet room) and it only goes away after I take a shower?

My right ear feels stuffy and there is a very very slight ringing (when one is alone in a quiet room) and it only goes away after I take a shower?

Ear stuffy: This is likely Eustachian tube dysfunction. Congestion plugs the tube, or it is naturally narrow, and opening it or "popping" the ears may make it go away. Practice gently popping your ears through the day and it might go away. Get it checked if it gets worse. ...Read more

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Ear feels stuffy and is ringing, loud noises bother it although it feels hard to hear decongestant and netti pot did not help?

Ear feels stuffy and is ringing, loud noises bother it although it feels hard to hear decongestant and netti pot did not help?

Ear issues: Hello, it sounds like it is time to see your ENT doctor. A careful exam and audiogram with a tympanogram will help identify your issues and point to a solution. Good luck. ...Read more

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Every time I inhale my ear gets stuffy. How can I prevent this?

Every time I inhale my ear gets stuffy. How can I prevent this?

Ears feeling: Full or congested may indicate the presence of ear wax
or fluid. Please ask you doctor to examine your ears internally with an otoscope. If there is a large amount of wax, this can be removed to relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if I have had a stuffy nose for about three weeks. When I blow nothing comes out. My ears feel stuffy too?

What to do if I have had a stuffy nose for about three weeks. When I blow nothing comes out. My ears feel stuffy too?

Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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I woke up this afternoon with a stuffy headache. Felt in back and neck. And makes ear sound stuffy. Tumor related? Any headache remedies?

I woke up this afternoon with a stuffy headache. Felt in back and neck. And makes ear sound stuffy. Tumor related? Any headache remedies?

Headaches: Probably not tumor related. Headaches come and go depending on if you surpass the pain threshold. Triggers help you get over the threshold so avoid triggers and sleep 8-9 hours nightly, eat three meals daily, excercize moderately, increase water intake, eliminate caffeine and decrease stress. If you do all these things you will have less headaches. ...Read more

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My ear feels stuffy, hurts, I feel dizzy, and has a ringing noise. I put peroxide in my ear and now it feels like it is stuck. What should I do?

My ear feels stuffy, hurts, I feel dizzy, and has a ringing noise. I put peroxide in my ear and now it feels like it is stuck. What should I do?

Get medical exam.: Wax normally swells with fluid in ear. Peroxide turns to water as it bubbles and becomes water with loss of hydrogen. Thus you are adding water to ear canal and setting up blockage and or environment to breed bacteria. Result likely to be otitis media or otitis externa thus leading to need for medical attention and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Hi pain near beginning of lower part of neck & upper back in one spot. It aches. Ears are stuffy, neck tense. Why the neck ache?

Hi pain near beginning of lower part of neck & upper back in one spot. It aches. Ears are stuffy, neck tense. Why the neck ache?

Viral infection?: Muscle aches (myalgia) may be a symptom of a viral infection, such as the flu. Try aspirin or motrin if you are not allergic to them, rest, and drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. If not improving within a week see doctor. ...Read more

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Think I've had a cold how long can ears feel stuffy n pressure but Drs check ears said no fluid no etd really worried it's inner ear issues?

Think I've had a cold how long can ears feel stuffy n pressure but Drs check ears said no fluid no etd really worried it's inner ear issues?

TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, facial numbness, pressure and ear pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's the best medicine for plugged ears and stuffy nose?

Can any doc tell me what's the best medicine for plugged ears and stuffy nose?

Decongestant: If symptoms persist, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Throbbing ache in forehead then nostril cleared up, not congested in nose, but ears still stuffy & forehead ache. How could I treat this naturally?

Throbbing ache in forehead then nostril cleared up, not congested in nose, but ears still stuffy & forehead ache. How could I treat this naturally?

Sinus headache: A frontal headache in a 24 year old female could be due to a sinus infection or sinus congestion. An option for natural treatment is a saline sinus rinse you can purchase over the counter, like a NetiPot or saline flush. If your headache persists however, please see a physician. ...Read more