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How To Unclog Ears And Head
Blocked nose/ears: Hello. Things you can do to rid of blocked ears and nasal passages is to begin saline nasal spray. If this doesn't work after a week, then step up therapy to using Afrin nasal spray for 5 days only. That should help. After 5 days, if it still is bothering you then begin using Nasacort (triamcinolone) every night. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The nose: Most clogged ears are related to nasal congestion and relieving the congestion will often solve the problem. The next question would be what is causing your nose to be congested- a cold, an allergy ... We need more information. ...Read more
Can someone tell me how long will it take for my clogged eustachian tube and swollen ear drum to heal?
Depends: It is depend on the severity of the clogged eustachian tube.It may take at least 7 to 10 days or longer with med.It is the same for swollen eardrum, depends on the condition. You need to check with your doctor for this. ...Read more
Depends on cause: Ear clogging is a very common symptom and can be due to problems in either the outer, middle or inner ear. The most common outer ear issue is wax, the most common middle ear issue is fluid and the most common inner ear issue is high frequency hearing loss. Wax can be cleared with softening drops and gentle irrigation. Fluid can be cleared by holding your nose and blowing. If no help see an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tx eustachian tube: More than likely your eustachian tubes are not doing their job to equalize the pressure in your ears. Use an oral decongestant or oxymetazoline nasal spray as directed. Then you can pinch your nostrils shut and gently/carefully blow your nose. You should feel a little pressure change in your ears but it may not clear initially. If it persists, see an ENT (otolaryngologist). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many ways: The eustachian tube connects the very back of your nose to the middle ear. This tube is generally collapsed shut at rest and must be opened to allow the pressure to equalize in the ear. The tensor tympani muscle passes around the opening of this tube and when contracted helps to keep it open. You can do this by swallowing, yawning, chewing gum, or attempting to blow out your nose while swallowi. ...Read more
Decongestants: Promoting drainage from an obstructed sinus outlet is one major factor, along with antibiotics. This can be helped along by irrigation with saline/bicarb solutions, nasal steroids, oral decongestants (pseudoephedrine), and other similar products. Use of a mild painkiller like aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) or other n0n-steroidal anti-inflammatories may also help. ...Read more
Sinus pressure: Sinus pressure would be in your face, cheeks, behind your eyes or in your fore head. It would not be in your neck. If you have sinus pressure, then it will respond to decongestants and possibly antihistamines if the obstruction is due to allergic inflammation. If there is an infection, you may need antibiotics. If OTC treatments don't relieve your pressure, please consult an ENT. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do recemond for blocked ears apart from ear cleaning to remove wax my ears are always blocked and am fed up with not able to hear ?
Simple...: Use baby oil 4-5 drops at bed time into yours every month........that will help. ...Read more
Yes. and it depends: Tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, is a symptom, and not usually a disease. Add eye pain and headache, and you have 3 symptoms. The most common cause of ear, eye, and head pain is sinus related, such as a virus or allergies. The fact that the tinnitus switches sides fortifies this notion. An evaluation by a doctor would help clarify this theory. ...Read more
What's the best way to ease pressure in my ears from sinus pressure? They feel clogged and everything sounds muffled.
Ear & Sinus pressure: While popping your ears can be helpful. The benefit is usually temporary. The key to resolving the issue long-term is to manage nasal congestion with a decongestant like afrin (oxymetazoline) twice daily for 3-4 days. You can also try oral sudafed and a nasal steroid like flonase. Saline nasal rinses are always a good way to thin mucus and reduce nasal/ sinus congestion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
"best" is variable: Some may same...Best is to allow your body to clear the infection without intervention by medicines....Most will resolve on their own just as quickly without any antibiotics...Some will persist or develop complications so best to me would be treat if not resolved in a couple of days..Best is also not the most broad spectrum antibiotic...Best is amox at about 90mg/kg/day given twice a day. ...Read more
How do you unclog you nose when it is totally clogged up all ways- too cloged for nose spray to go up?
Afrin (oxymetazoline): Topical nasal decongestants are the best way to open a nasal cavity. Unfortunately, if these otc products are used more than 2 or three days in a row, you will experience "rebound" in which the nose swells closed when the medication is not present in the nose. This form of nasal addiction is called "rhinitis medicomentosa". The cure is stopping nasal decongestant use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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