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Have a slight cold. Tonight I held one nostril closed and blew to try and clear other nostril and had immediate ear pain on the clogged side.?

Have a slight cold. Tonight I held one nostril closed and blew to try and clear other nostril and had immediate ear pain on the clogged side.?

Pressurized tube: With blowing your nostrils in this manner, the concern is that by doing so, you have opened up the Eustachian tube and added air to the canal which opens up on the inside of your eardrum. This can not only be painful, but could result in bursting of your eardrum.
See a doctor who can evaluate your eardrum. ...Read more

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Left nostril always blocked and is now causing right ear pain?

Left nostril always blocked and is now causing right ear pain?

See ent doctor: Persistent nasal blockage on one side of your nose may indicate a deviated septum, nasal polyps or other obstructing conditions. The opening into your ear is in the back of your nose, so blockage in the nose can lead to ear blockage as well. See an ENT doctor for examination and treatment. ...Read more

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I have IIH. Leaning forward when liquid suddenly came from right nostril. The back/right side of head and ear hurts. Can't breath through R. nostril.

I have IIH. Leaning forward when liquid suddenly came from right nostril. The back/right side of head and ear hurts. Can't breath through R. nostril.

Unsure: What caused the liquid you describe. Have you been told you have an encephalocele in addition to IIH? If not, it does not seem plausible for the liquid to be CSF. You may have a sinus infection, ear infection and or mastoiditis causing your pain. While it is probably unrelated to IIH, you should be checked as mastoid pain suggests a more serious infection. (back right side of head). ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection I blew my nose so hard and now my ear popped. My ear hurts now is there something I can put in it to stop the hurt. I hope i?

I have a sinus infection I blew my nose so hard and now my ear popped. My ear hurts now is there something I can put in it to stop the hurt. I hope i?

Barometric pressure: Change from blowing your nose and dysfunction of eustacian tube. Try otc antihistamine and unless otherwise contraindicated otc Pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine. Don't blow nose so vigorously. If unable to clear after a day or more see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pain on right side of head, right ear pain, and blood from my right nostril in mornings I need right upper wisdom out but not sure. What this is thanks

Pain on right side of head, right ear pain, and blood from my right nostril in mornings I need right upper wisdom out but not sure. What this is thanks

Otolaryngologist: There may be blockage of the eustachian tube in the back of your nose or a sinus congestion present. I don't think that the wisdom tooth is the culprit. Try nasal irrigations with warm, salt water and if symptoms persist, see an otolaryngologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Have IIH. Constant eye pain, floaters, grey/white sparkles in periph. Right ear pain, green snot right nostril. Pressure at back of head. What is this?

Have IIH. Constant eye pain, floaters, grey/white sparkles in periph. Right ear pain, green snot right nostril. Pressure at back of head. What is this?

Migraines: IIH may be red herring and symptoms are more indicative of migraines. Try prophylactic treatment for migraines. Discuss with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Have had bronchitis finished doxycycline now have terrible pain in one ear hurts to move head or cough. Pseudophed no help took Mucinex (guaifenesin). Still bad?

Have had bronchitis finished doxycycline now have terrible pain in one ear hurts to move head or cough. Pseudophed no help took Mucinex (guaifenesin). Still bad?

Ear infection: The doxy may have helped if you had a bacterial infection involving your chest, but it not a very good antibiotic for an ear infection if that is what you have. You need to have a doctor look at your ear and decide if you need another antibiotic. ...Read more

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Son has been crying for hrs saying his ear hurts. It started when he blew his nose. It's waking him from his sleep.

Son has been crying for hrs saying his ear hurts. It started when he blew his nose. It's waking him from his sleep.

EAR PAIN: The pressure created by blowing his nose pushed against the inside of the eardrum; producing pain. The pain should resolve relatively quickly however if pain persists beyond 24hrs, blood or other drainage comes from the ear, or ear ringing and/or dizziness are noted, his pediatrician should take a look. You give Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen). Do not place drops or objects into ear. ...Read more

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I was asleep and I needed to blow my nose. If I don't sit up one ear hurts after blowing my nose. It still hurts an hour later please help?

I was asleep and I needed to blow my nose. If I don't sit up one ear hurts after blowing my nose. It still hurts an hour later please help?

Swallowing motion: There is likely a partial obstruction in you Eustachian tube. When you blow your nose, you force air into your ear and it gets trapped there. You may use a nasal decongestant make repeated swallowing motion. If that does not help, it would be useful to see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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First ear pain, then coughing up and blowing nose green, now the back of my mouth hurts, especially the roof-other symptoms mostly gone, any clues?

Virus or Sinusitis: You have a virus or sinus infection. If your symptoms just started, you don't have any significant fever (less than 100 degrees fahrenheit) and tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin makes your feel better, you might want to wait it out. If your symptoms worse, or you have fever, see your doctor. The ear pain could be an ear infection from the sinus problem, or just swelling. You have to see your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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Blew nose too hard 2 nights ago. Ear pain and stuffy feeling in one ear that night and yesterday. Burning pain in that ear today. Ruptured eardrum?

Blew nose too hard 2 nights ago. Ear pain and stuffy feeling in one ear that night and yesterday. Burning pain in that ear today. Ruptured eardrum?

Byrning ear pain: Rather than a ruptured ear drum, the pain may be caused by blowing mucus in your ear. However, a physical exm by an ear specialist is in order to rule out a ruptured ear drum. ...Read more

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For two days now almost three I been gettn severe/sharp pains behind my ear all behind my ear pain goes up my head comes n goes hurts. Help please.?

For two days now almost three I been gettn severe/sharp pains behind my ear all behind my ear pain goes up my head comes n goes hurts. Help please.?

Likely a variant of: You need to be evaluated. Likely what is called trigeminal -autonomic neuralgia for which medications like Lyrica (pregabalin) could work. Sometimes naprosyn works. Rarely is this a presentation of bell's palsy, but you would have facial weakness by now. Also an ear infection (otitis media) should be ruled out. ...Read more

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Can tmj cause difficulty swallowing ear pain headache pain at base of head like where the little nubs as I call them stick out on one side espically when ear starts to hurt?

Can tmj cause difficulty swallowing ear pain headache pain at base of head like where the little nubs as I call them stick out on one side espically when ear starts to hurt?

Rule out ear problem: Ruling out ear infection is especially important so that the possibility of hearing loss can be avoided. Also it is important that your physician rule out the possibility of infection the ear first before making the assumption that the problem is related to TMJ. See your PCP. ...Read more

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Infected tooth on antib for 3wks. Now head gland ear and in front of ear hurts. Taking Advil (ibuprofen) no relief. Now taking lortab. Bp to high they won't pull it.

Infected tooth on antib for 3wks. Now head gland ear and in front of ear hurts. Taking Advil (ibuprofen) no relief. Now taking lortab. Bp to high they won't pull it.

See k dental care: It appears that the infected tooth is causing the lymph node to react. Please see your dentist- you may require more aggressive treatment, including x-rays, root-canal etc. Remember good dental health is very important to heart health also. ...Read more

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I'm obsessed with my tonsils. One is quite bigger than other. My ENT says not cancer but I can't get it out of head. Ear hurts. Earache is cancer sign?

I'm obsessed with my tonsils. One is quite bigger than other. My ENT says not cancer but I can't get it out of head. Ear hurts. Earache is cancer sign?

Get second opinion: Ear ache is not always a sign of cancer. It can occur from many causes. If you want to be doubly sure, then seek a second medical opinion from an ENT doctor and see what he/she says about your tonsil. It is very easy to see a tonsiland be able to tell if it is normal or if it has any growth/tumor in it. If both doctors can confirm that you do not have cancer, then you can trust them and relax. ...Read more

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I have a sore throat & its hard to swallow. Now I have ear pain radiating down my neck & it hurts to turn my head. Ear infection?

I have a sore throat & its hard to swallow. Now I have ear pain radiating down my neck & it hurts to turn my head. Ear infection?

Sore throat or ear?: Could be an ear infection or a tonsillitis? pharyngitis. In a situation like this it is important to have it evaluated as quickly as possible as you may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my ear pain when I blow my nose. I have a bad cold and cannot blow my nose as my right ear hurts a lot?

What can I do to stop my ear pain when I blow my nose. I have a bad cold and cannot blow my nose as my right ear hurts a lot?

Open mouth: If you open your mouth slightly when you blow your nose, you will not get the pressure on the eustachian tube and thus no pain.

Try it. ...Read more

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Hello, I am having ear pain on the right side and have a left lymph nose swollen under my right jaw, been on augment 875 for 7 days and now on sufferm?

Hello, I am having ear pain on the right side and have a left lymph nose swollen under my right jaw, been on augment 875 for 7 days and now on sufferm?

See your doctor: If your symptoms are either getting worse or staying the same, the augmentin is not working because you do not have a bacterial infection or, if you do, it is resistant to augmentin. Please see your doctor for a new, updated diagnosis and treatment plan. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My ear hurts and it feels like theirs a big cotton ball in there When I hold my nose and blow it hurts worse when I yawn it sounds like theirs water?

My ear hurts and it feels like theirs a big cotton ball in there When I hold my nose and blow it hurts worse when I yawn it sounds like theirs water?

Eustachian tube: These symptoms sound like Eustachian tube dysfunction. The tube that drains the middle ear is congested and not draining properly. Try sudafed and Nasacourt. If it doesn't get better then seek treatment ...Read more

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Should I make an appointment with obgyn for bloody noses, ear pain, headache? I am currently 26 weeks pregnant. I have no complications at this point. I've been having nose bleeds, ear pain and a headache for 3 days now. And the newest thing which is v

Should I make an appointment with obgyn for bloody noses, ear pain, headache? I am currently 26 weeks pregnant. I have no complications at this point. I've been having nose bleeds, ear pain and a headache for 3 days now. And the newest thing which is v

Yes,: Yes, please call immediately and make an appointment to be seen. The symptoms need to be thoroughly evaluated by your obgyn. If you have a worsening headache, fever, vomiting, or any weakness then you would need to be seen as an emergency. ...Read more

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Runny nose and super duper itchy sore throat. .. Also sometimes when I sneezing my ear hurts. What could this be?

Runny nose and super duper itchy sore throat. .. Also sometimes when I sneezing my ear hurts. What could this be?

Runny nose and itch: The symptoms of runny nose, sneezing and itching are consistent with allergies. The ear discomfort that comes with sneezing can be seen with "eustachian tube dysfunction" where nasal congestion leads to poor functioning of the tube connecting the middle ear to the throat. Once the congestion is relieved, so will the ear pain. An allergist can assist in identifying the trigger of the symptoms. ...Read more

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3yo has tubes and ear infection 3 wks. On augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for wk and when she sometimes swallows she starts screaming her ear hurts. Has runny nose?

3yo has tubes and ear infection 3 wks. On augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for wk and when she sometimes swallows she starts screaming her ear hurts. Has runny nose?

Earache: You should bring your child to an ENT doctor to examine the status of her ear tubes. They may or may not be functioning. Colds are usually associated with sore throats and can lead to referred pain to the ears! ...Read more

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Headache eye pain and nasal congestion only on left side of face with watery runny nose, throat and ear pain. And now upper mid back pain?

Headache eye pain and nasal congestion only on left side of face with watery runny nose, throat and ear pain. And now upper mid back pain?

You sound sick.: This all could represent a sinus infection, but the unilaterality and midback pain are curious elements. You really should have a good local examination by a physician today to know for sure what's going on. ...Read more

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Ear pain and also feeling "full", runny stuffy nose, congested, cough, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, & now slight jaw pain when swallowing. Advice

Ear pain and also feeling "full", runny stuffy nose, congested, cough, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, & now slight jaw pain when swallowing. Advice

Dentist now!: Do not wait! There are so many symptoms that you are describing. Start with your dentist or get a good referral. From that visit a determination will be made as to treatment by either that provider or a referral to an oral surgeon or an ENT or an endodontist. ...Read more

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Fluid in ear and headache. Had polyp in right nostril go away but now in left one. Is this normal? Taking medication, but no alleviation for infection

Fluid in ear and headache. Had polyp in right nostril go away but now in left one. Is this normal? Taking medication, but no alleviation for infection

Sinus infection & po: Sinus infection and polyps is fairly common. You have to treat the infection and the Lily's at the same time. We usually give oral steroids, topical nasal steroids and antibiotics for this problem at the same time. You will need a thorough nasal exam with a scope to look for other polyps and then can start the treatment. See an ENT doctor for this in the near future. Good luck and feel better ...Read more

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Hi I'm having pain on the left side of my head and my ear hurts can somebody tell me what can it be it comes and go?

Hi I'm having pain on the left side of my head and my ear hurts can somebody tell me what can it be it comes and go?

Otalgia facial pain: Multiple causes are possible. Common causes are ear infection, TMJ dysfunction and dental problem. Starting by seeing the primary doctor is advisable. ...Read more

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Ear hurts when I open mouth after hitting head. What could be wrong?

TMJ disorder: Post-trauma TMJ patients always report earache, neck pain, and headache as well as sleep disturbances. See OFP specialist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a small to medium sized hard bump on the right side of my head closer to my ear. Hurts when touched causes migraines. Could it be cancerous?

I have a small to medium sized hard bump on the right side of my head closer to my ear. Hurts when touched causes migraines. Could it be cancerous?

Unlikely: You should show your bump to your primary doctor.
Fine needle aspiration is the fast informative procedure for fast answer. Most probably you have benign lesion and you have migraine not from lesion, just because you think about this lesion constantly.
Doctor's examination needed. It could be inflammed cyst (thyroglossal, for example).
Be well. Thank you for question. ...Read more

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I have a head cold and my ear hurts. Can I use hydrogenperoxide in it? If so how do I use it without hurting my eardrum? Other home remedies to try?

Wait a moment..: Before you go putting peroxide in that ear you should make sure that you don't have an ear infection or worst yet a rupture of your ear drum; have your health care provider check out that ear first and discuss the hydrogen peroxide cleaning at the visit; you can use diluted hydrogen peroxide when you aren't sick by dampening a cotton ball and squeezing it into the ear. ...Read more

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Minor ear pain. Ear feels full at times. Sounds like water in ear when I try and move my head to take it out. No fluid comes out. Few months now.

Minor ear pain. Ear feels full at times. Sounds like water in ear when I try and move my head to take it out. No fluid comes out. Few months now.

Earpain: You may have fluid in your ears. See an ENT specialist He may put you on a course of steroids.If that fails you may need a myringotomy and tubes to correct the situation ...Read more

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Can a head cold cause ear pain on one side?

Can a head cold cause ear pain on one side?

Yes, Congestion can: Prevent one ear from draining w ^pressure. Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

Nostril (Definition)

Also called naris, is one of the 2 ...Read more