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Inner ear pressure leading to dizziness. What can cause this?

Inner ear pressure leading to dizziness. What can cause this?

See an ENT doc: This could be meniere's disease. There are 4 symptoms that characterize this: intermittent verigo associated with pressure in the ear, ringing in the ear, and hearing loss. The episodes last less than 24 hours and are recurrent. You should see an ENT doc to accurately diagnose your condition. ...Read more

Ear Pressure (Definition)

Pressure in the middle ear is ideally equal to environmental pressure. It is corrected by the eustachian tube, which connects from the middle ear to the back of nose. The popping that occurs when one goes in an airplane is the eustachian tube opening to equalize ear pressure. When pressures differ, the ear drum can be sucked in or bulge out. With this fluid can accumulate ...Read more


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Suffering from strange inner ear and head sensation/pressure & Ear ringing a lot. MRI, EKG, Bloodwork clear 3 months ago. What could this be?

Suffering from strange inner ear and head sensation/pressure & Ear ringing a lot. MRI, EKG, Bloodwork clear 3 months ago. What could this be?

TMJ: Could be TMJ. If you have any other TMJ symptoms - jaw joint pain, jaw joint noises, limited oral opening, chewing discomfort, clenching or grinding of your teeth, consider TMJ. See a TMJ-orofacial pain expert to help evaluate and treat your problem. A TMJ-oro-facial pain expert can be general dentist, an oral surgeon, prosthodontist, orofacial pain specialist. ...Read more

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Inner ear symptoms? High blood pressure and dizziness and faintness??

Inner ear symptoms? High blood pressure and dizziness and faintness??

Many question marks: Yet no question to really answer. The question you are trying to ask has remained behind in your head instead of on the paper in order for any of us to be able to see so we can answer it for you. ...Read more

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Ear fullness not related to inner ear disorder, ears are popped easily, doing allergy shots and taking zyrtec (cetirizine) ear pressures coming up normal. Advice?

Ear fullness not related to inner ear disorder, ears are popped easily, doing allergy shots and taking zyrtec (cetirizine) ear pressures coming up normal. Advice?

Congestion: Despite your treatment I think you are still congested in the area of the eustacian tubes. You might get better relief if you used an intranasal steroid or an antihistamine which also contains a decongestant. I would speak to your allergist. ...Read more

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If I have cronic sinus pressure, inner ear fluid, blocked ears and ringing without runny nose or watery eyes or itching can it be allergies?

If I have cronic sinus pressure, inner ear fluid, blocked ears and ringing without runny nose or watery eyes or itching can it be allergies?

Possible/less likely: Allergies can cause these symptoms that you mentioned. But it could be chronic sinusitis. In that case, antibiotics or sometimes surgery can help. You should see an ear, nose, throat doctors first, and later also do an allergy testing to rule out allergies. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ear pressure?

Ear Pressure: Pressure in the middle ear is ideally equal to environmental pressure. It is corrected by the eustachian tube, which connects from the middle ear to the back of nose. The popping that occurs when one goes in an airplane is the eustachian tube opening to equalize ear pressure. When pressures differ, the ear drum can be sucked in or bulge out. With this fluid can accumulate causing an otitis media. ...Read more

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Feel ear pressure but tests come back normal. What could be wrong?

Feel ear pressure but tests come back normal. What could be wrong?

Eustachian tube: Dysfunction. The tube from the ear to the nose that allows air to pass to equalize pressure can be dysfunctional despite normal hearing tests. This condition may improve with antihistamines and/or nasal steroids. In the extreme case, placing a tube in the ear can be helpful. ...Read more

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I grind hard all night. Have any suggestions to balance out the ear pressure and unblock my ear?

I grind hard all night. Have any suggestions to balance out the ear pressure and unblock my ear?

Get a teeth guard.: Try something like Allegra (fexofenadine) d 12 hour and also get a teeth guard to wear at night. ...Read more

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I just had Septoplasty 3 days ago. I am experiencing a lot of facial & ear pressure. Is this normal?

I just had Septoplasty 3 days ago. I am experiencing a lot of facial & ear pressure. Is this normal?

Congestion: It is normal to feel congested after septoplasty because of swelling with in the nasal tissues. Check with your surgeon about remedies you can use for this. Sometimes saline rinses or decongestants can be helpful. ...Read more

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I have a lot of ear pressure in my ears. What could it be?

I have a lot of ear pressure in my ears. What could it be?

Congestion: Could be several things including congestion, ear wax occlusion, ear infection, sinus disease, allergies, etc. See a dr. For an evaluation and proper diagnosis, good luck. ...Read more

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Mandible and ear pressure after eating, should I be concerned?

TMJ?: This could be related to your tempro mandibular joint. Malfunction in your joint, which is right in front of your ear can cause your symptoms. See a dentist for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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How to relieve ear pressure?

Ear Pressure: One of the most common causes of ear pressure is that the eustachian tube is not working very well. Hearing loss can also be a symptom of hearing loss. Best to have this evaluated with a hearing test with an accompanying pressure test or tympanogram. A variety of treatment options are available. Recommend visiting with an ENT specialist to discuss diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve ear pressure?

What can I do to relieve ear pressure?

What is the cause?: If pressure due to atmospheric pressure changes, as in airplane, elevator, . Valsava maneuver... ...Read more

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What could be the cause of ear pressure?

What could be the cause of ear pressure?

Ear pressure: Ear pressure is often a factor of swelling or dysfunction of your eustachian tube, the none tin between your ears and the back of your throat. If you have an infection or allergies that can affect how your eustachian tube opens to equalize the pressure behind your eardrum and the outside air pressure. ...Read more

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How can I even out ear pressure without it hurting?

How can I even out ear pressure without it hurting?

ETD: It sounds like you are having trouble equalizing the pressure in your middle ear. This often creates a fullness, like you want to pop or clear your ears. It is called eustachian tube dysfunction (etd). Decongestant either sprayed into the nose or taken orally can alleviate this problem. Sometimes your doctor needs to examine this and treat with other rx if no success with otc rx. ...Read more

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Ear pressure that I've had for almost a year! Help needed!?

Ear pressure that I've had for almost a year! Help needed!?

Consult an ENT Dr: Please be checked by an ENT dr.Ear pressure and stuffiness is usually in their area of expertise. ...Read more

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What to do about ear pressure that I've had for almost a year! Help needed!):?

What to do about ear pressure that I've had for almost a year! Help needed!):?

Ear Pressure: We don't know anything about you and certainly not enough to offer you a relevant response. I recommend a consultation with an ENT in person or through Healthtap Prime. ...Read more

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How come I have ear pressure, but nobody else in the family has it when we travel?

How come I have ear pressure, but nobody else in the family has it when we travel?

Eustacian tubes: The tube that runs from your middle middle ear to your nasal passages is different in everyone, some larger or smaller, some at more of an angle....And allergies can make it less open also (it is lined with the same tissue as your nose basically). Things that can help when you fly is chewing gum, using a nose spray like afrin before you fly, or something called "earplanes", in your pharmacy! ...Read more

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I'm having horrible ear pressure that I've had for almost a year! Help needed!):?

I'm having horrible ear pressure that I've had for almost a year! Help needed!):?

It depends: This could be due to cerumen impaction or the accumulation of fluid in your middle ear - chronic serous otitis. Do you have hearing loss? Do you have associated dizziness? Do you have balance issues? Other ear diseases are associated with fullness but a qualified ear specialist would be the person to see in your case. ...Read more

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If you have ear pressure after a flight and it stayed for a day what should you do?

A few things: You can try using oxymetazoline nose spray for 1-2 days to decongest the eustachian tube. Try also pinching your nose and blowing (bearing down) to try to pop your ears. It should go away over time, but you should see a doctor if it hurts, or hearing worsens. ...Read more

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Best way to decrease ear pressure sometimes I my head get pressure any suggestions and or remedies that can help? Thanks in advance!

Ear/head pressure: Your presentation is somewhat confusion. You mentioned ear pressure and then head pressure. Without knowing the reason for those, I don't see how we can help by suggesting anything. A thorough history and physical exam is paramount prior to suggesting further work up and treatment. ...Read more

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Who can I get rid of ear pressure?

Ear pressure: Ear pressure is maintained by constant flow of air through the eustachian tube which connects the middle to the throat.
You can try blowing ballons or blowing through a pinched nose. That action builds pressure within the throat which in turn opens up the eustachian tubes. ...Read more

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Can Claritin (loratadine) make ear pressure change?

Can Claritin (loratadine) make ear pressure change?

Possibly: Antihistamines are designed to reduce allergic symptoms which includes mucus production. Anything that reduces fluid like that should have an effect on ear pressure. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would my ear pressure go away after my cold?

Hi docs, would my ear pressure go away after my cold?

A cold or upper...: Respiratory infection can cause fluid in the middle ear and or eustachian tube dysfunction. This is usually temporary but can last from very short term to several months. ...Read more

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Mild ear pressure and pain and headache, could it be tumor?

I would not: Jump to that conclusion. You may have congestion. It this is not responsive to OTC's -seek assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I give my 1 year old before a long flight to help him cope with ear pressure changes?

What can I give my 1 year old before a long flight to help him cope with ear pressure changes?

Feed child-pacifier: Feed your one year old a bottle or give him a pacifier on take off and landing. The sucking motion will help to keep his Eustachian tubes (tube between inner mouth and middle ear) open. ...Read more

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Will chewing gum always help with ear pressure in long flights or is there a better non-medication method?

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 more

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Slightly uneven pupils. Ms. Head and ear pressure. History of on and damage to ear nerve. Old damage or flare?

Slightly uneven pupils. Ms. Head and ear pressure. History of on and damage to ear nerve. Old damage or flare?

Your description: You do not describe an MS relapse, and glad to see you are taking Copaxone, (glatiramer) and have seen your neurologist recently. Please add Vitamin D-3 supplementation, and check levels in about 3 months to maintain 50-70 ng/ml ...Read more

Inner Ear (Definition)

The inner ear refers to that part of the ear where mechanical sound energy is transferred to electrical signals that are then sent through nerves to the brain. It also refers to the part of the ear that assists in the regulation of balance. The inner ear includes the cochlea (hearing) and ...Read more