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Eustachian Tube Blockages Whooshing Sound In Ear
My eustachian tube stays open some times and is very annoying - "m" makes a loud sound in my ear when I say it. Any natural cure? Thank you,
Eustachian tube dys: You can try blowing air up the tube by blowing up balloons or holding your nose and blowing against a closed nose. This may help with your eustachian tube. ...Read more
For about a month my left ear (middle ear/Eustachian tube area) makes a whooshing sound when I eat and it blocks up whenever I sleep on it?
Whenever I move my jaw, I hear a "whooshing sound" and feel there is almost too much space in the Eustachian tube in my left ear?
TMJ -TMD: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache or sounds are common symptom due to the close location to TMJ. Possible disc derangement. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. Rec.: orofacial pain specialist for a consultation. ...Read more
Sometimes when I use Flonase for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction there feels like more pressure in both ears could it be cause of the fluid blockage?
Eustachian tube bloc: This is an irritating problem. There are many causes. However when a cause is not evident then one can try balloon dilatation, use a product called eustachi, try altitude change. ...Read more
Eustachian tube blockage in my right ear in Feb. Yawned a lot to stabilized pressure. Developed left ear quivering; voices, noises vibrate. Annoying,?
ENT: I am wondering if you have seen an ENT specialist for an evaluation of your symptoms. If so, what did they say? If not, make an appointment with one right away so that hopefully you can finally get some relief. ...Read more
I'm sure I have problems with Eustachian tube but no hearing loss ears won't pop an ringing is constant they sound like they fart wen forced help pls?
See ENT: You can try an over the counter decongestant like pseudofed in the mean time, but you really should get evaluated by an Ear/Nose? & throat dr. Good luck. ...Read more
I have a bubbling/ thumping sound in my left ear. Could Eustachian Tube Dysfunction be the cause? . I have Eustachian Tube Dysfunction in right ear
Could be: And could be your external left ear, don't stick anything in your ear though, use the saline nasal washes and the nasal sprays prescribed to you, if no improvement, see your doctor/ENT, good luck ...Read more
Can a blocked or swelled Eustachian tube cause your ear to not pop even when forced an when burp makes a pressured water type fart sound?
Medical vs surgical: If you do have eustacian tube dysfunction that is causing your ringing/tinnitus in the affected ear, then focus on treating that. Nasal steroid, decongestant, antihistamines etc...If not adquate, oral steroid briefly and diuretic may help. If adenoids/tonsils are large, removal may help. Or, consider having an ear-tube (myringotomy) by an ENT doc. Consult your doc for eval/treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Possible but unlikel: I can imagine that the obstruction of the eustachean tube may lead to fluid gravitated at the eustachean tube level but this is a highly unlikely scenario If you have had this problem for a long time, see an ENT and even a 2nd opinion if necessary. ...Read more
May cause trouble: The pic here shows parts of the ear, including the eustachian tube which drains into the back/side of your throat. When functioning normally i.E when ascending/descending on a plane, u feel pressure in ear, then you swallow and the pressure resolves. When this tube is blocked/abnormal, pressure/junk build up in middle ear area and can get infected=ear infection. Have fun learning. Good luck. ...Read more
How can I relieve symptoms of ear stuffiness because I suffer from long term eustachian tube dysfunction?
I can always pop my ears, at will. Feels better when I do. Been going on for months. What can I do OTC to help. Is this Eustachian tube dysfunction?
Yes: If you can pop your ears, your eustachian tubes aren't plugged and are draining well. You may benefit from a steroid nasal spray to shrink tissues and decrease discharge and help keep your eustachian tubes healthy, but this situation doesn't sound like anything I would treat. This is something that many people can normally do. I don't think you have anything to worry about. ...Read more
Possible: See your physician and get checked. Not enough info given. ...Read more
No: This should go away after your tube is unblocked. If it doesn't in a few days please see a doctor. ...Read more
Muscle spasm: Is much more likely. Not dangerous, just feels strange. Stapedius is the muscle that is in spasm. ...Read more
No: Tubes provide a temporary solution that may help long term. If the Eustachian tube has failed for an extended period, the tubes can allow the middle ear to ventilate, permitting any chronic swelling to subside. During the initial procedure, thick mucoid debris is removed. Once the debris is gone, natural thinner middle ear mucous may drain appropriately. The tubes would no longer be needed. ...Read more
Med eval: After four months of pain, please seek evaluation from either your family physician or an otolaryngologist. ...Read more
Spread: Spreading of a disease can occur. You have eustachain tube dysfunction. If you have a sensitive ear from infection your doctor will look in the healthy ear first. Then he/she will look in the bad ear. The hope is to prevent infecting the good ear. If the cause can be treated then both should have the benefit. ...Read more
Try a decongestant: Blocked eustachian tubes are usually caused by allergy, colds, changes in altitude or ear infections. If you can't pop your ear by blowing out with your nose pinched, try a nasal decongestant or see your physician for further evaluation and medication options. ...Read more
Yes: Eustachian tube dysfunction refers to inflammation/clogging of drainage tube that connects middle ear to back of throat, normally allowing one to equalize pressure but if not functioning properly, leads to abnl pressure, muffled hearing & pain. Check out http://goo. Gl/N6JX6M. There's no reason that both ears can't be affected at same time. ...Read more
How do you tell if you have a Eustachian tube my ear farts an won't pop when forced is that a sign?
Maybe: An audiological test called a tympanogram can determine if you have a blocked Eustachian tube. The fact that you can not inflate the middle ear when you force air into the back of your nose is certainly a sign that the Eustachian tube is blocked. An ENT doctor can also give you help. ...Read more
What do you suggest if my ears have pressure and feel cloged and full do I have a bloked eustachian tube?
Eustachian Tube: Hello. Your issue is the dysfunction of the eustachian tube. Allergy and sinusitis are two common causes of this disorder, other causes could be pressure changes in your environment, viral that may be sub clinical in that you never had any symptoms of a cold, undiagnosed allergy or an irritant. See your doctor for confirmation saline sinus wash followed by Afrin nasal spray as directed will help. ...Read more
Tinnitus and cracking in ears after cold is this due to eustachian tube or could it be something else seen dr said come back in 6 wks?
How to handle/treat eustachian tube dysfunction? In the worst case, does surgery necessary? Could it gives permanent damage in ear/nerve/etc?
Relieve or bypass: The eustachian tube is the connector between the back of the nose and the middle ear. It's function is to allow pressure to equilibrate in the middle ear. Acutely it can be block by uris or acute allergic nasal congestion. Chronically enlarged adenoids and allergic or non-allergic nasal congestion is most common. Consider treating those. Other option is tympanostomy tube (s) to bypass eustachian t. ...Read more
I got disfunctional of eustachian tube. My ears are always clogged, like I was in mountain. I got this since I was 5. Now I am 28. What can I Do?
ENT doc: See ENT doc for assessment/recommendations.Get a more detailed answer ›
Got Eustachian tube dysfunction symptoms, was trying to pop ear, heard air coming out one ear but not that noticeable I have to blow hard to happen?
Why does the ringing occur when you have eustachian tube dysfunction? And how do you know if you have fluid behind your ear or not that cause ringing?
Eustachian Tube: The eustachian tube is also called the pharyngotympanic tube & it extends from the middle ear to the wall of the nasopharynx. ...Read more
My eustachian tube dys. Won't go away. I keep hearing clicking and sometimes my ear is muffled. What do I do?
Auditory symptoms: Not all auditory symptoms are referable to eustacian tube dysfunction. If you don't smoke, and have tried a reasonable course of over the counter antihistamines and a decongestant like pseudoephedrine, and the symptoms have lasted more than a week it might be time to see your doctor. ...Read more
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