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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Ears Popping (Overview)

Air pressure changes caused by decreases in altitude can cause painful pressure behind the ear drum. You can help your baby equalize the pressure behind the eardrum by encouraging swallowing. On an airplane, begin feeding your baby when the airplane begins to descend.


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Why are my ears popping every couple of miles in the air?

Why are my ears popping every couple of miles in the air?

Air pressure: It has to do with changes in air pressure and the connection between the middle ear space and the back of your nose which is where the eustachian tube connects the 2. Chewing gum, yawning or trying to gently blow your nose while blocking the nasal passages can help. As it will help to equalize the pressure. The popping you feel is the pressure equalizing and is normal. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
67 doctors shared insights

Ears Popping (Overview)

Air pressure changes caused by decreases in altitude can cause painful pressure behind the ear drum. You can help your baby equalize the pressure behind the eardrum by encouraging swallowing. On an airplane, begin feeding your baby when the airplane begins to descend.


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Why are my ears popping at higher altitude?

Why are my ears popping at higher altitude?

Air pressure: It has to do with changes in air pressure and the connection between the middle ear space and the back of your nose which is where the eustachian tube connects the 2. Chewing gum, yawning or trying to gently blow your nose while blocking the nasal passages can help. As it will help to equalize the pressure. The popping you feel is the pressure equalizing and is normal. ...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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Why are my ears popping all the time like I was flying on a plane?

Why are my ears popping all the time like I was flying on a plane?

Popping ears due to: Popping ears result from the air moving from eustachian tubes into the middle ears, when swollowing in individuals with allergic rhinitis or other conditions that result in nasal obstruction. You should consult your physician to determine the cause of nasal obstruction. If this problem is caused by nasal allergies it can be easily treated with allergy medications prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

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What to do if neck swollen feeling and ears popping?

What to do if neck swollen feeling and ears popping?

Eustachian tube: Hello, your ear symptoms may be due to a eustachian tube dysfunction. The lining in your nose continues into the eustachian tube. Any condition affecting your nose will in turn cause ear symptoms. I would recommend afrin nasal spray as directed for 5 days. An otc decongestant can be used as directed thereafter for 7-10 days. If the symptoms persist, then see your ent. ...Read more

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
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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What can I give to my 7yr old to relieve the pain of his ears "popping" while plane is taking off & landing?

What can I give to my 7yr old to relieve the pain of his ears "popping" while plane is taking off & landing?

Sugar-free gum: Chewing gum, preferably sugar-free gum with the sweetener xylitol, can help equalize the pressure in his ears. Eating or drinking in general can help as well. If he is at all congested, you might also consider a decongestant. Finally, there's always the old standby, tylenol (acetaminophen). Safe travels! ...Read more

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What to do if ears popping when swallowing and dizziness. any thoughts please?

What to do if ears popping when swallowing and dizziness. any thoughts please?

THOTS: Consider issue with eustacian tube, but need to assess inner ear function and an otolaryngologist can do testing to uncover issues. ...Read more

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Last time i flyed i felt very sharp unbearable pain in my ear. 3 months later i still feel my ears popping all the time for no reason. Should i check?

Last time i flyed i felt very sharp unbearable pain in my ear. 3 months later i still feel my ears popping all the time for no reason. Should i check?

Eustachian tube dysf: Try to pop your ears regularly. If you can not pop them, see your doctor. They can write for Flonase that can reduce the inflammation in the back of the nose where the tubes open up. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sore neck/pain in the middle of my head at the top of my neck leading to mild headaches and ears popping. Any idea?

Sore neck/pain in the middle of my head at the top of my neck leading to mild headaches and ears popping. Any idea?

Neck strain: There are blood vessels and nerves running through the muscles of your neck and head up to the top. any type of strain on these muscles will affect and irritate these nerves causing a headache. Rest will help it as well as Ibuprofen taken accordding to directions and with food in your stomach. ...Read more

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After Turbinate Reduction surgery, how long before everything returns to normal? (i.e. congestion, mucus buildup, sore nose, ears popping)

After Turbinate Reduction surgery, how long before everything returns to normal? (i.e. congestion, mucus buildup, sore nose, ears popping)

Up to a month: It took mine about that long to heal up. Individual results may vary. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Do I have a ear infection? Itchy ears, popping ears from blowing my nose too much. I also have a runny/stuffy nose (itchy nose). What can it be? No other symptoms.

Do I have a ear infection? Itchy ears, popping ears from blowing my nose too much.  I also have a runny/stuffy nose (itchy nose). What can it be? No other symptoms.

NO ear infection: This appears to be fluid flilled middle as you blow too hard. The allergic synptoms may cause the eustachian tube to close up and when you blow so hard you can cause fluid to back up into the middle ear. . Get some kind of allergy med or decongestant from your doc and blow easily. time is the best med here. ...Read more

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Chest pain, heat in throat (when breathing, not swallowing), ears popping. EGD/24h pH find no acid/erosion. PPIs,diet change ineffective. Whats wrong?

Chest pain, heat in throat (when breathing, not swallowing), ears popping. EGD/24h pH find no acid/erosion. PPIs,diet change ineffective. Whats wrong?

Need an exam: Without knowing your complete medical history, all your symptoms and how often they occur, where located, etc. etc, and the ability to examine you it's not possible to give you any guidance. You need to see a physician for an exam if your problem continues. If necessary get a second opinion. Don't try to diagnose yourself via the internet, you won't be able to. Sorry we couldn't help ...Read more

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Burning in throat feeling of postnasal drip, ears popping and mouth dry nasal spray and omerprazole not working ?

Burning in throat feeling of postnasal drip, ears popping and mouth dry nasal spray and omerprazole not working ?

Time 2 c ur doctor: self medication won't help at this stage, kindly see your doctor for a better look and management, good luck ...Read more

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Low grade fever,lots of mucus,coughing up yellow mucus in gobs,stuffy nose,ears popping and dizzy.Using neti pot,mucinex,Flonase.what else can I do?

Low grade fever,lots of mucus,coughing up yellow mucus in gobs,stuffy nose,ears popping and dizzy.Using neti pot,mucinex,Flonase.what else can I do?

Viral or sinus: This is likely from a viral infection. If the problem has been present for more than 10 days and is getting worse, then sinus infection should be considered. See your doctor if the latter is the case. ...Read more

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Cough, pain around temple & rt eye rt eye tearing. Constant throat clearing.Both ears popping constant since 7 months CT of chest & sinus clear ideas?

Cough, pain around temple & rt eye rt eye tearing. Constant throat clearing.Both ears popping constant since 7 months CT of chest & sinus clear ideas?

Allergic rhinitis: Cough, runny nose, itchy eyes, watery eyes are all part of allergic rhinitis. Opening and closing of your ear tubes is also indicative off allergic rhinitis. Which also gives you postnasal discharge that can cause you to clear your throat frequently. You should see an allergy immunology physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been having this ear popping problem?

What to do if I have been having this ear popping problem?

Normal: Whenever you swallow the Eustachian tube opens and gases from the back of the nose enter the middle ear space to equalize normal barometric pressure. The only other possibility is that you may have become aware of muscle contraction of the middle ear muscles. This could be related to anxiety. Rarely a muscle relaxant may help the latter problem. If this really bothers you, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Can ear popping be part of tmj?

Can ear popping be part of tmj?

Absolutely: That is one of the most common and cardinal signs that patients are aware of. ...Read more

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Where can I find relief from TMJ and ear popping?

Where can I find relief from TMJ and ear popping?

TMJ Relief: See a dentist who specializes in TMJ disorders. Your "ear popping" is likely popping of the tmjs. ...Read more

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Ear popping for weeks, stiff heavy neck and feeling unbalanced what could it be?

Ear popping for weeks, stiff heavy neck and feeling unbalanced what could it be?

Ear infection: This could be inner ear infection which could create balance problems. Your stiff neck could be due do swelling of the lymph nodes from the infection. An ENT doctor should be seen. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of ear popping?

How can I get rid of ear popping?

Eustachian tube: Hello, your ear symptoms are due to a eustachian tube dysfunction. The lining in your nose continues into the eustachian tube. Any condition affecting your nose will in turn cause ear symptoms. I would recommend afrin nasal spray as directed for 5 days. An otc decongestant can be used as directed thereafter for 7-10 days. If the symptoms persist, then see your ent. ...Read more