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I am getting over a cold. When I blow my nose my left ear pops and I get sudden vertigo. What should I do?

I am getting over a cold. When I blow my nose my left ear pops and I get sudden vertigo. What should I do?

Eustachian tube: When you are blowing your nose you are forcing air into the eustachian tube which connects your nasal passages to your middle ear. Antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) etc) can help keep that tube open, but often this takes time for the inflammation to settle down. If it is really bothering you, see your doctor and see if a steroid nose spray would be beneficial. ...Read more

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When i blow my nose, my right ear feels full and pops but with air/water leaking out of my right eye. is this normal? my left ear is fine

When i blow my nose, my right ear feels full and pops but with air/water leaking out of my right eye. is this normal? my left ear is fine

Nose-blowing: Your upper airway connects to your middle ear by the Eustachian tube, and your eye connects via the lacrimal duct. Blowing your nose forces air in both cases - so yes, this is entirely normal. The fullness in your ear may indicate fluid/congestion in your ear, or an ear infection (if pain and fever). ...Read more

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I've had a head cold. When i blow my nose my ear pops.

I've had a head cold. When i blow my nose my ear pops.

ETD: Eustachian tube dysfunction. Te eustachian tube is blocked due to congestion. When you blow your nose the tube opens and then closes again. ...Read more

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Hello, I squeeze my nose and hold. Then I blow my nose. Air usually sounds like it comes out of my ears but my left ear seems like it s cloged. What?

Hello, I squeeze my nose and hold. Then I blow my nose. Air usually sounds like it comes out of my ears but my left ear seems like it s cloged. What?

Eustachian tube.: You may have problems with your eustachian tubes in your ears. They may not be working properly and causing the plugged feeling in your ear. The sound in your ears when you blow against the closed nostrils is air being forced up this tube. ...Read more

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My ears are popping and I feel dizzy and off balance whenever I blow my nose. Headache round left temple. Any advice! ?

My ears are popping and I feel dizzy and off balance whenever I blow my nose. Headache round left temple. Any advice! ?

Middle ear effusion: You may have a blocked eustachian tube causing a collection of fluid in your middle ear which could cause your symptoms. Also significant ear infection could also be causing your symptoms (along with a host of other possible diagnoses) Best to see your doctor for an evaluation. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck and get checked out soon. Dr R ...Read more

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My left ear feel blocked after i insert some liquid medicine. One whole night and still not go away. Blow my nose and no hole in ear. Is it serious?

My left ear feel blocked after i insert some liquid medicine. One whole night and still not go away. Blow my nose and no hole in ear. Is it serious?

Not serious: You may just be plugged with ear wax. A doctor can look in your ears and tell within seconds if that is the problem. Don't poke in there yourself, you might make things worse. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why when i blow my nose or hold my nose do I have so much pressure build in my ears like im on a airplane is this normal could it cause vertigo?

Eustachian tube: You are suffering with eustachian tube dysfunction. The eustachian tube connects the space behind the eardrum to the back inside of the nose. Sinus issues (allergy, infection, etc) can cause inflammation of the et so when you blow your nose, pressure builds up. Treat with otc saline sinus rinse, antihistamines/ decongestants, etc. Usually a benign condition but see a doc if severe or lingers. ...Read more

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5 days ago I went to blow my nose and got room spinning and vomited. Right ear is still plugged and still have bad vertigo, how can I clear it up?

5 days ago I went to blow my nose and got room spinning and vomited.  Right ear is still plugged and still have bad vertigo, how can I clear it up?

Labyrinthitis.: Congestion in the inner ear can lead to dizziness. This is called labyrinthitis, wherein the inflammation within the inner ear affects the balance mechanism therein, causing episodes of dizziness. Treating the allergies would make the dizziness go away. Feels very much like vertigo. ...Read more

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I've got the flu and my ears crackle when I blow my nose. Now my ear is blocked and feels uncomfortable, plus I had dizziness. What could it be?

I've got the flu and my ears crackle when I blow my nose. Now my ear is blocked and feels uncomfortable, plus I had dizziness. What could it be?

Take decongestants.: Blocked ears when you have runny and congested nose is due to congestion in eustachian tube that connects ears to throat. Taking decongestants with guifenecin should help. Mucinex (guaifenesin) D is one such medicine. It is sold over the counter but you might need to ask a pharmacist to give it to you. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of blood in mucus when I blow my nose with ear popping?

What could be the cause of blood in mucus when I blow my nose with ear popping?

Congestion: Try nasal saline mist/rinse to thin the secretions and moisturizer the nasal passages. If it persists, see your physician. ...Read more

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I have pressure in my left ear, and get vertigo when i move my head in some positions.

I have pressure in my left ear, and get vertigo when i move my head in some positions.

Dizziness : Fullness sensation and vertigo are signs of ménière's disease. This is an inner ear condition believed to be due to fluid form your inner ear leaving its confines affecting the function of other surrounding areas that control your balance. May respond to low salt diet or diuretics. Brain MRI or temporal bone ct may be used as part of the evaluation to exclude other possibilities. Check with md. ...Read more

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I'm getting over a cold and my right ear feels plugged. Every time I blow my nose I get really dizzy. Also my right ear drum has ruptured befor?

I'm getting over a cold and my right ear feels plugged. Every time I blow my nose I get really dizzy. Also my right ear drum has ruptured befor?

Blocked eustachian: tube likely the issue. Afrin (oxymetazoline) or similar agent can be used short term to clear up the problem. If that does not work see the ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Morning I have had the cough still for weeks now and got a bit better but now my nose is all blocked up when I blow my nose ears get blocked and heada?

Morning I have had the cough still for weeks now and got a bit better but now my nose is all blocked up when I blow my nose ears get blocked and heada?

Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! Please see doc. Olive leaf extract is a good natural anti-microbial. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Hi I got blocked nose and coughing still feel nauseous and flu still when I blow my nose etc my head hurts and ears get blocked to and cause pain over?

Hi I got blocked nose and coughing still feel nauseous and flu still when I blow my nose etc my head hurts and ears get blocked to and cause pain over?

Flu: It sounds like a viral disease infection. You can try symptomatic treatment with paracetamole , otrivine nose drops. If you spike fevers then please see your Gp to make sure that there are no sinus infection . ...Read more

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When I blow my nose I get a blowing sound in my right ear. I got punched in the nose 4 days ago and I think it's broken could it be linked?

When I blow my nose I get a blowing sound in my right ear.  I got punched in the nose 4 days ago and I think it's broken could it be linked?

Punched in nose: When I blow my nose I get a blowing sound in my right ear. I got punched in the nose 4 days ago and I think it's broken could it be linked? ANSL suspect you ruptured your ear drum. Go to wikipedia and review anatomy of the Eustachian tube. Go to Dr. so they can see how bad. ...Read more

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Coughing so hard I get tingles in my arms and back, takes breath away. Head pressure, ears sound like bowling water when I blow my nose, fluid comin?

Coughing so hard I get tingles in my arms and back, takes breath away. Head pressure, ears sound like bowling water  when I blow my nose,  fluid comin?

URI: Sounds like an Upper Respiratory Tract infection, can still be viral, and the cough can be from the irritated upper or lower airways. Saline nasal washes, salt water gargles, OTC cough remedies, but read the labels carefully, rest, fluids and pain killers, if no improvement, see your doctor ...Read more

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Left ear pops, dizzy/legs feel like jelly, quit smoking 3 weeks ago, symptoms started two weeks before quitting , ear pops less , still dizziness?

Left ear pops, dizzy/legs feel like jelly, quit smoking 3 weeks ago, symptoms started  two weeks before quitting , ear pops less , still dizziness?

See ent: U need to have someone look in your ear and may need a tympanogram and nasopharyngoscopy. Smoking cessation may contribute to this but you cannot be sure. ...Read more

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My left ear has been making a popping sound every time I inhale through my nose for the last few days. Is that bad?

My left ear has been making a popping sound every time I inhale through my nose for the last few days. Is that bad?

See your doctor.: You should have your ears examined by your doctor. You may have fluid behind your ear drum or an ear infection. The only way to tell this is to have your ears checked. If a medication is indicated, the doctor can recommend or prescribe the proper medication. ...Read more

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I just had a crawling and tingling sensation from my frontal lobe to the left ear now there’s numbness in the same area, head is heavy & vertigo. Help?

I just had a crawling and tingling sensation from my frontal lobe to the left ear now there’s numbness in the same area, head is heavy & vertigo. Help?

Get it checked: I am sorry we can not advice you what to do without taking a detailed history and doing a physical exam.I suggest with symptoms of heavy head and vertigo you consult your doctor or go to ER and get checked ...Read more

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Ear feels blocked with water when i blow my nose it pops is it my sinuses ear feels blocked most of the time?

Ear feels blocked with water when i blow my nose it pops is it my sinuses  ear feels blocked most of the time?

Eustachian tube : The eustachian tube allows mucus to drain from the middle ear to the throat.It opens occasionally, permitting air to enter the middle ear, which is what is happening when you blow your nose.The tube can be narrowed by irritants, allergens or infection, causing a build up of fluid in your ears. The sinus cavities are physically separate but can be affected by the same process. ...Read more

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Hello! I'm a teen and i'm not sick this has been happening for a while every time I blow my nose my ears pop and it hurts...

Hello! I'm a teen and i'm not sick this has been happening for a while every time I blow my nose my ears pop and it hurts...

More likely pressure: You likely had an unnoticed closure of your eustachian tube that reopened to allow some air into your middle ear space.But this should not produce continuing pain. An office exam can separate the issues that will self correct vs the possibility of an ear infection that needs treatment. ...Read more

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Why dose my ears pop and cracking noise when I blow my nose and swallow anything ?

Why dose my ears pop and cracking noise when I blow my nose and swallow anything ?

Air pressure: There is a small connection between your nose and ear called Eustacian Tube. Blowing the nose allows some air pressure changes to happen and the feeling of popping in ear results. This is usually a good thing as it keeps the inner ear inflated. Scuba divers use this technique to help pressure build up in their ears. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

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