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Dr. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
63 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 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. Cornelius O'Leary Jr
63 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

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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

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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
Once
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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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