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I Keep Hearing Popping In My Ear
I keep hearing crackling and popping noise and my ears are always itchy. Is this allergies or something else?
Could be: These symptoms do suggest possible allergy. They also suggest eustachian tube dysfunction which can accompany allergies or sinus infections. Allergy testing in combination with a thorough history and physical exam can be helpful to diagnose whether allergy is the most likely cause of these symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ears have been popping and have felt clogged for a few days. It's not affecting my hearing much. What are possible causes?
Nasal spray?: I agree with the other reviewer except for the nasal spray. There is no evidence that a nasal spray would have any effect on eustachian tube blockage which is what this person has. If the hearing loss is minimal, this is most likely a viral infection. The popping sensation is simply air reaching the middle ear space when one swallows. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi. I have been hearing small bubbles popping / crackling in my left ear. Sometimes it tickles/ itches. Some achiness here and there?
Retained fluid: Fluid accumulation in either the middle ear space or the external canal can produce abnormal sounds, discomfort, decreased hearing and occassionally discharge. Fluid in the ear canal can lead to otitis externa (swimmer's ear) which is treated with antibiotic (with or without steroids) drops, while middle ear fluid treatment is variable depending on appearance and history. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Been 1 week with fluid behind eardrum with feeling of fullness and reduced hearing. Now ear is popping when I yawn. Good sign?
Possibly....: Ear popping with swallowing or yawning signals pressure equalization between inner and out ear. While annoying, this problem usually isn't serious. Rarely, if it persists and worsens, it can lead to a perforated eardrum, an acute ear infection, and even loss of hearing. Be sure to see your doctor if you develop fever, severe ear pain, or drainage from an ear. ...Read more
I am hearing my pulse real loud in my left ear, and about half of the time I am hearing popping in that ear, also it sounds funny when people talk
Pulse in ear: many reasons for this. called pustule tinnitus. Have someone look in ear to make certain not wax. Can get a otoscope at CVS & have someone look. There is an artery close to the ear and one can hear this sometimes. Or your carotid artery can be rusted almost shut & blood squirt thru each beat. It whishes with each heart beat. Dr/u can hear this with stethoscope-but unlikely at your age. ...Read more
Just got over the flu. Now both ears are hurting, I have fulness, muffled hearing, popping when i swallow or attempt to clear my ears. What can I do?
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Suddenly developed tinnitus with mild ocassional ear pain and popping in ears when swallow. Evaluated by ent, no hearing problems noted...Causes?
TMJ : Tmj dysfunction due to brusim and clenching can lead to trigger points in neck on top of back. Back of head and can radiate into a particular tooth in some cases. Tinnitus and an itchy feeling in ears is common. Get yourself evaluated by someone who works with myofacial pain and trigger points. ...Read more
I keep getting popping in my ear, like on a plane but daily and with sharp pain. Could this be a serious problem?
2 different problems: Itching in the ear canal is usually caused by dryness and if you are a q-tip user, please stop immediately. Ear wax has an important function and will clean itself. Popping sensation in the ear is separate and is usually an awareness of air entering the middle ear from the back of the nose and a gentle popping of the ear drum. Rarely, popping can be due spasm of middle ear muscles. ...Read more
I have had this popping in my ear for 2days, like i'm on an airplane. What are some possible causes? I've had 3 colds this year.
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