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Is it normal to hear this swooshing sounds when you have an ear infection?

Is it normal to hear this swooshing sounds when you have an ear infection?

Yes: Ear infections have some type of abnormal fluid in the ear. This may move as you do, cause the swoosh. ...Read more

Ear Infections (Definition)

There are three different types of ear infections that affect different areas of the ear. Outer ear infection (Otitis externa) affects the ear canal and the outside part of the ear. Middle ear infection (Otitis media) affects the middle ear and leads to fluid accumulation behind the ear drum. Inner ear infection (Otitis interna) is a less common inflammation of the inner ear that causes vertigo, ...Read more


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Is it normal to hear like a weird sound in ear whilst having an ear infection?

Probably normal: I would have to know more about the sound., but I am guessing that it is crackling or popping which is usually air getting in to your ears as the fluid from the infection goes away. Sometimes the fluid moving can make a sound. If it is ringing, this could be a sign that the ear infection has spread to the inner ear and should be evaluated by with a hearing test and by an ENT (otolaryngologist). ...Read more

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Really bad ear infection in right ear and now hearing higher sound/pitch in that ear. What is this?

Really bad ear infection in right ear and now hearing higher sound/pitch in that ear. What is this?

Eustacean tube prob.: with an ear infection your eustacean tubes are blocked. As they partially open up again you can get a high pitched whistling sound. It will clear up when tube is completely open ..... ...Read more

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Had or have ear infection(17 days feels better)now when i swallow i hear a cracklings sound coming from my ear, no pain...

Had or have ear infection(17 days feels better)now when i swallow i hear a cracklings sound coming from my ear, no pain...

Very good sign!: After an ear infection, when the ear starts crackling that means that the fluid left over from the infection inside the middle ear is slowly draining out on its own with air slowly refilling the middle ear space. This may be a very long process, over several weeks - but the more crackling the better! over time the ear and hearing should return to normal. ...Read more

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left ear infection & jaw pain on left side. When I lay down on left side,hear what sound like a pulse top of ear.Stops when lay on other side.why?

 left ear infection & jaw pain on left side. When I lay down on left side,hear what sound like a pulse top of ear.Stops when lay on other side.why?

See your doctor: You may have an outer ear or a bad inner ear infection. Esp. if you have jaw pain. It may be referred pain from swelling in the canal or if you have an inner ear infection it may be spreading from ear to jaw. Get checked. ...Read more

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Having wooshing? Sound in ear like i can hear my heart beat for about a year.Dr keeps saying ear infection but not going away&ha some bad can't do muc

Having wooshing? Sound in ear like i can hear my heart beat for about a year.Dr keeps saying ear infection but not going away&ha some bad can't do muc

Wooshing: Has your blood pressure been checked? High blood pressure can cause your symptoms. If your blood pressure is normal then you may want to see an ear nose and throat specialist, or a neurologist for further testing. ...Read more

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I can barely hear on my right ear and when i swallow saliva i hear a pop sound. Is that a ear infection?

I can barely hear on my right ear and when i swallow saliva i hear a pop sound. Is that a ear infection?

Fluid: It is likely that this is fluid. Not all middle ear fluid is infected - you can just have fluid without an associated infection. Infections usually have associated pain and/or fever. Best way to determine if an infection is present is for someone to look at it and see if there is redness and/or if the fluid present is cloudy and pussy. ...Read more

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Do I have an ear infection? I have lost my hearing, my ear is very painful, when i blow my nose there is a crackling sound in my ear an its very sore

Do I have an ear infection? I have lost my hearing, my ear is very painful, when i blow my nose there is a crackling sound in my ear an its very sore

See an ENT doctor: This need to be evaluated by a doctor. Depending on your health insurance you may need to see your primary md first or go straight to an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Sudden hearing loss (10-15 dbs), pulsating headaches, no visible ear infection, MRI is fine, sensitivity to sound, nausea (no vertigo) - help?

Sudden hearing loss (10-15 dbs), pulsating headaches, no visible ear infection, MRI is fine, sensitivity to sound, nausea (no vertigo) - help?

Sudden ear changes: Hello, this is a case for your local ENT specialist. He/she will review your MRI scan. If the MRI was of your brain, a detailed exam of the temporal bones may be needed as well as a audiogram. ...Read more

Dr. James Ferguson
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Ear Infection (Definition)

Collection of purulent fluid behind tympanic membrane- many times secondary to nasal congestion/ viral uri- that can cause bulging of tympanic membrane, pain, redness or distortion of typical anatomic landmarks of membrane, poor mobility of membrane ultimately, tm can perforate or rupture with subsequent drainage of fluid into the ear canal. May take months for fluid from ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more