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How Does Chewing Gum Affect The Ears I Heard That It Improves Your Ear Health Is This True
Not true: In general, probably doesn't hurt, but surely doesn't help. It can help equalize ear pressure on a plane flight as chewing and swallowing can help open the eustachian tube. I do see a fair number of patients who get ear aches from TMJ caused by gum chewing, though. Enjoy your gum, but certainly don't do it to "improve your ear health." best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Most commercially available chewing gum contains a sugary sweetener that breaks down into acid which can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease. Sugar-free chewing gum is better, but the best option is chewing gum with xylitol, a naturally-occuring wood sugar that bacteria can't digest. This not only stimulates salivary flow to neutralize acids but it also ...Read more
Will chewing gum always help with ear pressure in long flights or is there a better non-medication method?
Valsalva: Try performing a valsalva maneuver - pinch your nose and gently "blow" air out of your nose while at the same time bearing down like you are lifting something. This will force air up your eustachian tube and expand the middle ear and prevent traction on the ear drum which is what causes the pain and fullness during descent. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can I do about my ear? I popped it 2hrs ago & i still cannot hear...It hurts of i touch it. Im chewing gum &yawning. How long will it last?
I went on a plane ride to florida two weeks ago, my ears have baeen cloged ever since, I have been chewing gum to try to help, doesn't work. L/ear almost no hearing at all, r/one pain under outer ear and blowing blood out nose. Can this be serious or will
I : I think it is more likely that you are having persistent eustachian tube dysfunction. The tubes help equalize the pressure in the middle ears. When you are landing, the pressure in the middle ear is lower than the surrounding pressure, and that actually pulls (sucks) the eustachian tubes closed and equalization is harder. Persistent inflammation can make this last for weeks. Occasioanlly nasl steroids, antihistamines (if worsened by allergy), decongestants can help--mostly just a matter of time. If it is not getting better after 4-6 weeks or if it gets worse, see a doctor. A hole in the ear drum is possible, but usually peopl complain of pressure and severe pain, followed by a pop/rupture and the pai lessens. This could also cause some hearing loss. Most of these also resolve on their own. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It helps to prevent the build up or decrease in middle ear pressure by the swallowing action which opens the eustacian tube. That tube is located in the nasopharynx and is responsible for equilibrating the middle ear barometric pressure with that of the ambient environment provided you do not have tubes or ruprture of your tympanic membrane. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am sick and my ears are clogged. I have tried swallowing, popping them, chewing gum and even putting ear medicine in them. What should I do?
Diagnosed with the flu on Monday, the last 2 hours both my ears sound like im under water. Tried chewing gum and tried poping them. What can i do?
EUSTACHIAN TUBE: THIS IS DUE TO FLUID IN YOUR MIDDLE EAR. YOUR EUSTACHIAN TUBE THAT RUNS BETWEEN YOUR EAR AND NOSE IS SWOLLEN CAUSING FLUID TO BUILD UP. IT WILL TAKE A FEW WEEKS TO GO AWAY. NASACORT (triamcinolone) AQ IS NOW AVAILABLE WITHOUT A PRESCRIPTION AND CAN HELP DECREASE THE SWELLING AND THEREFOR HELP YOUR SYMPTOMS ...Read more
I am sick and my ears are clogged. I have tried swallowing, popping them, chewing gum and even putting ear medicine in them. What should I do? Word
I am sick and my ears are clogged. I have tried swallowing, popping them, chewing gum and even putting ear medicine in them. What should I do? Word2
Try nose spray: You may want to try a nasal decongestant like afrin or neosynephrine for 3 days as directed. There is a tube between the inside of the ear and the back of the nose which gets swollen when you are sick with a cold, etc. The sprays can help sometimes decrease swelling and open up the ears and help you pop them gently. You can also take a pill decongestant which might help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
About 4 hours ago i bit my tongue really hard while chewing gum. my ear began to hurt on a pain scale of 8/10. i still have an earache, why?
Having returning left side jaw pain only when i bite down i quit chewing gum its not bad pain just annoying also ears popping when moving jaw?
TMJ ?: Very possible. Let your dentist take a look. ...Read more
3 weeks my voice has become more enhance in my ears., left ear makes my voice go in and out. Chewing gum seems to pop it. However, the loud noises of voice remains in ears. I have avoided social interactions because i focus on loud voice sound.
S. O. M: There is a fluid in the middle ear and sound is enhanced during chewing, if there is an infection or imbalance sounds can become enhanced. This condition appears to be Serous Otittus Media and is most often caused by blocked Eustacean tube. Can be treated with antibiotics and decongestant. ...Read more
I was chewing gum and after a little while the left side of my throat started to itch, same with my left ear. I'm I allergic to gum? PS happenedbefore
Definite possibility: If this happens repeatedly, and/or with a specific brand/flavor of gum I think it would be safe to make the assumption you may have a mild allergy to it. Depending on how long you've experienced this and if you can narrow it down to more specifics and reoccurence,I would either just make a rule to avoid that gum, OR you could choose to have a specialist take a look at you as well (ENT) for opinion ...Read more
Flying this wknd and my ears always have trouble if i don't chew a lot of gum. But now I have TMJ and doc said no gum! Any other ways to save my ears?
Ear vs TMJ: Having popping/clicking TMJ noises not necessarily a problem. Many people experience these noises. Without pain or limitation of function the noise itself is not an issue. If you have locking or limited movement, "ear" pain, headaches, morning jaw stiffness/soreness, difficulty chewing, bruxism, previous jaw injuries or other jaw conditions, the problem is more serious. Then see a TMJ specialist. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My ears are clogged i try to yawn chew gum it won't work i hear crackling sounds I use a tip to wax my ears time to time but still clog any suggestion?
Wax or otitis: It is due to wax tou need to remove the wax. Otc wax removal work, but if not is better to see a health professional to remove the wax. If it is otitis you need a physician to take a look. ...Read more
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