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Effects Of Popping The Ears
Yes: It is safe to gently pop your ears to equalize the pressure. However, if it takes extreme effort to pop your ears, don't keep on trying. If you continue to try, you might rupture your ear drum or rupture a membrane leading to your inner ear. This can lead to dizziness and/or hearing loss. If you can't clear your ears effectively, you will need to see an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pressure: Partial blockage of the eustacian tube which runs from the side of the back of the throat into the middle ear. When this happens it creates a sensation of fullness. You can try relieving this by thrusting your lower jay forward and your head back, or by holding your nostrils and blowing against a closed mouth (but be very careful with this), or use a nasal spray or decongestant or a sinus rinse. ...Read more
Cold?: This sound like you have a cold. This includes all the symptoms of the usual cold. No treatment is needed at this time unless you feel you need symptomatic treatment. If persists see your doctor. Cold symptoms usually last about a week to 10 days. ...Read more
Hi, my husband hasa realy bad ear congested problem for 4 yrs.Alot of popping and pressure behind head.Has been to doctors and can't find out what it is?
Eustachian tube: His eustachian tube may be partially blocked leading to a painless pop ; crack when swallowing (similar to sensation when driving up/down mountain or airplane takeoff/landing). It can be aggravated by allergies and/or upper respiratory infections. He may get some relief w/otc antihistamines ; decongestants or he may need "prescription strength" medications for allergies. Google has great images. ...Read more
Side of head feels pressure, ear to jaw area been popping for. 3 weeks now. Not to much pain but want the popping to go away.
TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, neck clicking and popping, difficulty to swallow, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management of the TMJ. ...Read more
I am 30 and never had blood pressure issues. I've had headache and ears popping for 2days. Bp is now 155/100. How can I get it back to normal?
Blood pressure: You will likely need medications if salt restricting alone doesn't work see your medical doctor soon. ...Read more
Ear popping and pressure (mostly around temples) along with mild headaches (usually later in the day) and occasional pain at the top of my head.
Sounds like: You may have some sinus inflammation and complicating eustachian tube dysfunction. You may want to consider a trial of Neti Pot use (as in saline irrigation for the sinuses) and safe steam exposure to see if things will open up. Otherwise a more formal HealthTap Prime consultation will allow for better guidance. As always if your symptoms worsen, see your doc in person. ...Read more
Light headache with popping ears and pressure at top of nose, what could be the cause? I've had the symptoms for a few weeks, but it is not constant.
U may have a: sinus headache triggered by allergies or a sinusitis ( if u have a green or bloody nasal discharge). An antihistamine may give relief,like Zyrtec.A sinusitis will require antibiotics.A cold could cause Increaced sinus pressure and popping(congested ) ears.If persists,c ur doc. ?? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have an etd in my left ear, the pressure is relieving but i still have ringing and the popping and cracking sensation. How long will these last for.
Blood pressure is up, lots of head pressure(no pain), stiff neck, ears full and popping, feel shaky what could it be?
Sinusitis?: Sounds like a bad cold, Virus, sinusitis. When the eustacian tube (a tube which tries to keep pressure diff betw inner ear and mouth minimal) gets blocked by secretions one will have poppong. You certainly sound sick. Do you have any nasal discharge that is yellow or greenish, any fever?. You should see a Physician for a better opinion. ...Read more
Deep inside one of my ears it feels like fluid and pressure are there. Popping ears does not help at all. Not pain; just a fluid feeling, occasional pulses, but very deep. What does this sound like, and when should it warrant a trip to the doctor?
Answer: There is most likely fluid and mucous inside your Eustachian tube causing the blockage. If popping the ear does not help, try using a decongestant nasal spray such as Afrin or Neosynephrime in the nostril on the side of the blockage, drinking clear liquids, and avoiding dairy products. There is no hard and fast rule about this, but I will usually prescribe antibiotics after a week if unimproved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
having extreme pressure in my head and ears . 2 vains one on each side are sticking out and sore? My jaw really tight and popping
Ive been experiencing pressure in ears, causes dizziness,feeling off balance, ringing, constant popping, jaw popping. Relief w/ motrin. Wht cld ths be?
History of sinusitis. No longer congested, but have cracking, constant popping, and pressure fluctuation in my ears. Some minor noise sensitivity. Consistent with Eustachian tube dysfunction?
Both ears popping and clicking. Right ear vibrates when brather thru nose. Slight headache. Also feel pressure and pain when right ear facing pillow?
Start with: a thorough TMJ evaluation by a dentist trained in treating TMJ disorders. ...Read more
Painless lump under my left ear above the end of the jaw, slight popping. Has been there almost a year. Ear pressure in right ear, headaches recently?
Multiple possibiliti: Consult either a TMJ oriented dentist and/or a physician because there are multiple possibilities in this most busy area of the body. Good luck. ...Read more
Inner ear pain/pressure for 3 mos. Been to an ent, no drainage/wax, MRI clear, use fluticasone 2x daily, popping ear exercise, no help...Pain daily.
Chronic dizziness vertigo feeling popping in the ears pressure around the eyes for 3 weeks. Ent found that my ear holding fluid causing the symptoms?
Upper respiratory : The description sounds like you are have sinus and middle ear pressure due to upper respiratory swelling/ inflammation/ congestion. The swelling blocks fluid drainage and causes pressure/ fluid buildup in the sinuses and ears. Allergy medication with decongestants may be helpful. Nasal decongestant sprays can also help. If this worsens, you need to see an ENT for further evaluation. ...Read more
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