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Doctor insights on: My Ear Opos And Hurts Durung My Cold

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Why do my ears hurt internally when it's cold outside?

Why do my ears hurt internally when it's cold outside?

Pressure barometric: Pressure, temp can influence each other This may be part of the explanation You can ask your physician to see if anything is happening in you ears when you are examined. ...Read more

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Why do your ears hurt when really cold wind blows in them?

Why do your ears hurt when really cold wind blows in them?

They are sensitive: The ears are sensitive to begin with, so "bundling up" and using ear muffs etc. In the cold winter days is important. The inside of the ear is even more sensitive, and when cold air hits the exact position that makes it blow into the ear canal, it can irritate the nerves in the tympanic membrane (ear drum) and cause pain. This is one case where ear wax production would help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Docs, could a cold make only 1 ear hurt?

Docs, could a cold make only 1 ear hurt?

Yes: The congestion of a cold will often cause your eustachian tube on one or both sides to swell. Once swollen, you can trap fluid behind the ear drum and this can be in a vacuum. This can cause discomfort. ...Read more

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Neck hurts right side. The pain extends to ear. I did not drank cold, I did not stay out in the cold and I had no contact with a person cold.

Neck hurts right side. The pain extends to ear. I did not drank cold, I did not stay out in the cold and I had no contact with a person cold.

Poss muscle spasm: The neck pain could be a muscle spasm or strain if you have no fever or related cold symptoms. There are muscles that go from your ear along the side your neck. It could also be TMJ. This a joint on the side of your neck/face by your ear that can cause pain along the side to your ear when it hurts. ...Read more

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I have a cold and my ears hurt when I swallow?

I have a cold and my ears hurt when I swallow?

Common: Congestion may have created pressure in ears. Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Feel better. ...Read more

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If I feel dizzy and my ear hurts am I sick or is it just my cold I have?

If I feel dizzy and my ear hurts am I sick or is it just my cold I have?

An ear ache: Can be a symptom of an ear infection. If you have a head cold, fluid from your sinuses can travel up the Eustachian tube into your middle ear. This can cause pressure, pain, decreased hearing, and dizziness. Most ear infections are caused by viruses, but a visit with a physician can determine the diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My ear hurts when I wake up in the morning, but I don't have a cold?

My ear hurts when I wake up in the morning, but I don't have a cold?

Bruxism?: When people grind their teeth while sleeping, they complain of ear pain in the morning as the insertion point of their jaw to their skull base is near the ear producing an overuse type of soreness. ...Read more

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I currently have a cold and my ear has been feeling stuffy, clogged, and its hurts. Why? I also haven't cleaned my ear for a while.

I currently have a cold and my ear has been feeling stuffy, clogged, and its hurts. Why? I also haven't cleaned my ear for a while.

BLOCKED EUSTACHIAN T: A cold can cause blockage of the eustachian tube and that can cause the feeling of clogged and stuffy ear and can sometime also cause middle ear infection due to overgrowth of bacteria behind the ear drum due to impaired drainage. ...Read more

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When you have a cold, can just one ear click/pop sounds? Or does this mean something else is wrong, to just have one ear not both? Ear doesn't hurt?

When you have a cold, can just one ear click/pop sounds? Or does this mean something else is wrong, to just have one ear not both? Ear doesn't hurt?

Yes: One ear can pop. This is related to mild swelling which partially occludes the eustacian tube on one side and clears with pressure, or to congestion in the middle ear with difficulty of movement of the eardrum. Perfectly normal occurrence during headcold. ...Read more

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I have a cold ears hurt whole body aches have a heavy head 1 min I'm cold and the next I'm hot I have state testing tomorrow and don't know what to do?

I have a cold ears hurt whole body aches have a heavy head 1 min I'm cold and the next I'm hot I have state testing tomorrow and don't know what to do?

Sick: It sounds like you are feeling miserable. See your doctor and get an alternate date for state testing. All the best. ...Read more

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I got a cold 2weeks ago now my right side temple hurts along with occasional ear and jaw pain what is this?

A Few Things: With that history it could be many things...Most likely causes include...
1. Tmj disorder
2. Sinusitis
3.Ear infection
i would recommend a md visit first to check ear and sinuses, then dentist if those are ok.
This is common as pain in the head can come from many sources and the actual cause can take a bit of diagnostic detective work. ...Read more

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I have a head cold and my ear hurts. Can I use hydrogenperoxide in it? If so how do I use it without hurting my eardrum? Other home remedies to try?

I have a head cold and my ear hurts. Can I use hydrogenperoxide in it? If so how do I use it without hurting my eardrum? Other home remedies to try?

Wait a moment..: Before you go putting peroxide in that ear you should make sure that you don't have an ear infection or worst yet a rupture of your ear drum; have your health care provider check out that ear first and discuss the hydrogen peroxide cleaning at the visit; you can use diluted hydrogen peroxide when you aren't sick by dampening a cotton ball and squeezing it into the ear. ...Read more

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Why would my ear still be occasionally sore weeks after having had a cold? It pops easily, hurts when does. Dr said there's no more fluid in there.

Why would my ear still be occasionally sore weeks after having had a cold? It pops easily, hurts when does. Dr said there's no more fluid in there.

Still some edema: You might still have some edema causing the tube to create pressure on the ear
Patient is a virtue time is on your side eventually the swelling will go away and you will feel better ...Read more

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My 4yearold daughter and I flew 2 Florida yesterday. She's had cold (cough) for 5days. Her ears popped bad & hurt. Ears hurt her again hours later. Why?

My 4yearold daughter and I flew 2 Florida yesterday. She's had cold (cough) for 5days. Her ears popped bad & hurt. Ears hurt her again hours later. Why?

Eustachian tube pbm: The walls of the Eustachian tube may swell (cold)and block some air movement to and from the middle ear. When flying, the craft is pressurized and air is pushed out of the middle ear. When you descend to land, there is a vacuum in the middle ear and air is trying to get back in. The vacuum stretches the ear drum causing pain. Yawning or chewing can open the tube and equalize the pressure. ...Read more

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My ear pops an sounds muffled an hear my self breathing usually laying down it goes a way but comes back an now it hurts wen I drink cold or hot?

My ear pops an sounds muffled an hear my self breathing usually laying down it goes a way but comes back an now it hurts wen I drink cold or hot?

Eustachian tube: Studies show that a sense of aural fullness usually indicates a Eustachian tube blockage, infection, or dysfunction. You need a full exam to rule out otitis externa, acute otitis media and tonsillitis/strep throat (do you have pain?), audiology for any hearing loss. Empiric augmentin and prednisone usually does the job. See ENT if no improvement. Last menstrual? Get all your info and see MD. ...Read more

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I am almost recovered from a cold and my right ear is blocked but my left ear is open. Whenever I move my head my left ear hurts with a sharp pain?

I am almost recovered from a cold and my right ear is blocked but my left ear is open. Whenever I move my head my left ear hurts with a sharp pain?

Take some decongestants like Sudafed: The opening of the eustachian tube is high up in the back of the throat at the level of the back of the nose. If you have a cold or a bad allergy eustachian tube can be somewhat sluggish and opening. It can vary from side to side because we are not actually symmetric. Usually the eustachian tube dysfunction does not resolve quickly ...Read more

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I started feeling sore, then headace and ear hurts : (i keep sneezingis this a flu or a cold, what to do?

I started feeling sore, then headace and ear hurts : (i keep sneezingis this a flu or a cold, what to do?

Cold vs Flu: According to mayo clinic flu sxs may include “fever over 100f (38c), aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, chills ; sweats, headache, dry cough, fatigue and weakness, nasal congestion.”common cold symptoms include: cough, congestion, watery eyes, sneezing, sore throat, mild headache, low grade fever ; mild body aches. Generally you will feel much worse w a flu than a cold. I. ...Read more

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I started out feeling sore, then headace and ear hurts, now I keep sneezingis, do I have a flu or a cold?

I started out feeling sore, then headace and ear hurts, now I keep sneezingis, do I have a flu or a cold?

Flu vs cold: Flu symptoms can include fever, chills, sore throat, cough, headaches, nasal congestion marked aching of muscles and joints & significant fatigue. When present, nausea, vomiting and loose stools are more often seen in children.
Cold sx may include: cough, congestion, sneezing, mild fever (or no fever), sore throat, runny nose, minor headaches or bodily aches & slight fatigue. ...Read more

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My 8 year old says her ears are plugged but she doesn't have a cold and they do not hurt. She swims a lot, could she have water in her ear?

My 8 year old says her ears are plugged but she doesn't have a cold and they do not hurt. She swims a lot, could she have water in her ear?

Certainly: One could have water in the ear canal and have wax holding the water in the ear giving the sensation of "plugged ears". She still could have fluid behind the ear drum and not have a recent cold, allergy or other problem. If this is not corrected with simple means, I would recommend a quick evaluation by your pcp or and ent. 50% rubbing alcohol w/ 50% white vinegar by volume after swimming. ...Read more

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Left ear pressure, and my face a bit anterior of the ear hurts when I bend over, more pain the further I bend down. Just got over cold/fever. Cause?

Left ear pressure, and my face a bit anterior of the ear hurts when I bend over, more pain the further I bend down. Just got over cold/fever. Cause?

Pressure in the ear: Is associated with problem in the eustachian tube...the opening from the back of the throat to the middle ear. Its function is to equalize pressure in the middle ear. Altitutde changes, infections, allergies, accumulation of ear wax are all causes of dysfunction of the eustachian tube. Your recent URI likely is a factor. Apply hot compress over the ear, take OTC decongestant. See doc if persists. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop my ear pain when I blow my nose. I have a bad cold and cannot blow my nose as my right ear hurts a lot?

What can I do to stop my ear pain when I blow my nose. I have a bad cold and cannot blow my nose as my right ear hurts a lot?

Open mouth: If you open your mouth slightly when you blow your nose, you will not get the pressure on the eustachian tube and thus no pain.

Try it. ...Read more

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Daughter is 7. Has ear pain tonight. No fever. No cold. Nothing else hurts, she feels otherwise perfect. She has allergies, could it cause ear pain?

Daughter is 7. Has ear pain tonight. No fever. No cold. Nothing else hurts, she feels otherwise perfect. She has allergies, could it cause ear pain?

Ear pain common: Normal sx of seasonal allergies include runny nose, sneezing, and itchy, watery eyes. Allergies and ear pain are not uncommon as some may also develop painful ear complications. Your ears can be just as strongly affected by an allergic reaction as any other cranial nerve response that may occur to the eyes, nose, or throat. In most cases the complications will resolve with decline in allergens.. ...Read more

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My Right ear hurts when the weather is cold. I had otitis when I was a kid. The left ear doesn't hurt. My right ear was bleeding a bit a few days ago.

Ear Inflammation: You should not have bleeding from your ear. Itching can represent infection or an allergic skin reaction in the ear canal. The bleeding is likely from the ear canal but could be from the membrane. With ear pain you could have an infectious otitis media. You should see your physician as soon as possible and have your ear examined and treated as necessary. ...Read more

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I have had a real bad cough and cold my ears have been clogged for about a week today my right ear popped and really hurt at the time is it just clear?

Probably: What you are describing is eustachian tube (et) dysfunction. There may have also been an associated buildup of fluid - serous otitis media. This is likely the result of swelling in the back of the nose where the ets drain which occurs commonly in the context of an upper respiratory infection. If you have any persistent symptoms - hearing loss, pain, tinnitus (noise in the ear), you should be ok. ...Read more