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My Ear Feels Clogged And I Can T Hear
What are possible diagnosis' if I have severe hearing loss, clogged ear/pressure, ringing, but absolutely no dizziness/vertigo. And its not wax.?
See ENT: Assuming this is a one-sided loss, here are some of a number of possible diagnoses, all of which should be evaluated by an ear, nose and throat specialist: 1) sudden sensorineural hearing loss - need to see ENT asap; 2) cochlear-variant meniere's disease (symptoms usually fluctuate); 3) vestibular schwannoma (aka acoustic neuroma). ...Read more
High frequency loss: If you are having more trouble hearing in a noisy room, you may have a hearing loss in the high frequencies (high pitches). Do you work in a noisy environment? Obtain a hearing test and let an ENT doctor explain the configuration and pathology and possible treatment. ...Read more
My ears have been ringing a lot lately. They have also been clogged a lot and I have felt like I am on a rocking boat. Do you know what is going on? There is no hearing loss.
See ENT.: Hard to say without exam. See ENT doc who will examine you, obtain tests, discuss recommendations. ...Read more
Right ear hearing loss. Clogged after cleaning ears- did not push too hard w qtip. Alcohol will not clear it, it caused more clogging & hearing loss?
Fluid, ear drum two days ago. Used "swim-ear" over-the-counter and it burned 2nd time used, woke up clogged with hearing loss. Home remedy? Fly wed!
Need ear checked: Swim ear is an alcohol-based ear drop, hence the reason it burned. If your ear is clogged, it is difficult to determine the exact cause without looking at the ear. It could be the that you had wax in your ear that liquified and is now coating your ear drum or if you somehow developed fluid in the middle ear. Best to get it checked before you fly. ...Read more
Went to ENT for clogged/ringing in ear said ear looked fine did hearing test and gave steroid for slight hearing loss what causes this is steroid safe?
My right ear feels clogged and I can hear my voice in my head when I talk. What could be the problem?
See an Dr./ENT: Depending upon duration, severity and possible triggers, I would get into your dr., who may refer you to an ENT specialist to evaluate and test. ...Read more
Eustachian tube: Hello, your ear symptoms are due to a eustachian tube dysfunction. The lining in your nose continues into the eustachian tube. Any condition affecting your nose will in turn cause ear symptoms. I would recommend afrin nasal spray as directed for 5 days. An otc decongestant can be used as directed thereafter for 7-10 days. If the symptoms persist, then see your ent. ...Read more
This morning I woke up and my right ear feels clogged or something. I can hear myself chewing and so on. What can I do?
Exam: See MD for an ear exam.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have suddenly developed a pressure in my right ear, and some mild hearing loss, as though my ear is blocked. I've tried swallowing but nothing helps?
Blocked ear when I put my head back which causes hearing loss, clears when I lean forward. Keep getting dizzy spells & ringing in my ear. Am I ok?
Serous otitis media: You are describing symptoms of fluid behind the ear drum which moves when you move your head forward and backwards. Change in hearing, dizziness and ringing in your ears all can be caused by this condition, serous otitis media. Vertigo is caused by an inflammation of the semi-circular canals behind the ear drum and resolves when treated. See your physician for treatment. ...Read more
My right ear is clogged. I can't hear from it and I feel like my face has pressure with a headache. Sinus? What can I take? I hate not hearing clear!
Ears clogged: I may be something as simple as a clogged ear canal - clogged with wax. Another possibility would be sinus issues causing the eustachian tube not to function and causing muffled sounds and a pressure sensation on that side. Probably best to see your doctor to determine if its wax or sinus issue. ...Read more
I have had clogged ears with pressure for 9 days (with a cold)cannot unclog my ears- no pain just pressure and its harder to hear. What should I do?
Congestion: Use a 12 hours nasal decongestant spray for only 2-3 days (Afrin. Dristan. Generic) and additionally Nasal saline (every 3-4 hours for 1 week. Try over the counter low dose Sudafed- 2 tab every 6 hours for 3-4 days then stop, . Never use Nasal decongestant Spray for more than 2-3 days. If not improved-get examined. ...Read more
Clogging of ear: Several possibilities. It depends on where the ear is clogged and why it is clogged. For example clogging of the outer ear canal with wax can cause these symptoms. Middle ear clogging can cause similar symptoms but the treatment differs. ...Read more
Ears feel clogged with ear wax. Lots of wax on qtips, and small amount of blood on qtip. Can't hear out of right ear. Advice? Is it serious?
See your doctor: The blood might be from putting q tips in your ear, which you shouldn't do. I would make an appointment to see your doctor, especially if your hearing is affected. ...Read more
What to use for a clogged ear? My right ear is clogged and can't hear anything I tried debrox and isn't working. It don't hurt [yet] but its so clogged
Get looked at: Get it looked at. Sometimes the sensation of a "clogged ear" is inaccurate. It might be that you have fluid behind your ear drum, and this is treated differently than ear wax. For persistent ear wax, frequently getting the ear canal flushed with water in the doc's office works great. ...Read more
I washed my hair about a week ago. Now today my right ear is clogged. I put peroxide in it a few times but I still can't hear that good. Could my ear be retaining moisture?
Both ears feel clogged. Ring at times. Hard to hear. Hope not infection? Blood wrk just done normal. Loud noises kings hurt
Be seen: Be seen by your physician for an exam and diagnosis. ...Read more
My ear is clogged. I hear a little bit of liquid squishing, sound is moderately blocked. I wasn't swimming. Tried flushing, some alcohol...now what?
I don't have a fever no hearing problems just vertigo and clogged ear I need a herbal cure or diet advice please?
I woke up to half my face being numb like dental work numb, around my cheek all the way to my ear. I feel like ny ear is clogged up and I cant hear.
Numbness: Needs immediate investigation. Start with your Dentist. Referral to an ENT may be the next step. ...Read more
Why would my ears feel clogged and almost like I hear blood flowing in my head or my heart beat. I hear echoes when I turn my head and neck.?
These symptoms could: Be from wax buildup in the ear canal or from fluid buildup inside the ear behind the drum. Either way, you should be evaluated by a health care provider (preferably an ENT) to avoid potentially serious problems in the future. ...Read more
My right ear is clogged. I feel as if everything is muffled or I can barely hear. My throat is sore. Not sure if it's sinus or what. Any ideas? Thanks
You might have: Middle ear infection. If otc decongestants and nasal sprays don't work, get to a doctor for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Hello my left ear is clogged I can barely hear and can hardly open my jaw this happen after I had a cold please advise?
My ear is clogged, I can hear a slight ringing. When I try to clear it w/ water, I can hear again but it goes right back. Now I am slightly dizzy.
Examination: You probably have a wax impaction. This can loosened with a dissolving drug like Cerumenex and can be removed by direct inspection with a cerumen spoon or a water jet. Don't try to do it yourself as you're likely to force it and wedge it in ever farther. Vertigo is common with this and will subside after you're treated. ...Read more
Hydrogen peroxide safe for my clogged ear? My right ear has felt erratically clogged with ear wax to the point of disrupting my hearing.
My left ear is clogged. Dealing with sinus/chest infection. Can I use peroxide to delight? What can I use so I can hear out of it again?!
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