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My Ears Are Cloged
Possibly fluid: If your ears are not clogged with wax in the ear canal, they may be clogged with fluid behind the eardrum, especially if you have had a recent cold. In most people this will get better within three months. If you feel like you cannot hear well or have pain, you should see an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
May be TMD symptom: Assuming that you don't now have a cold or allergy flare ups ruled out. Eustachian tube (et) goes from throat to middle ear to equalize pressure on either side of ear drums. Plugged ears are common symptoms of temporo mandibular dysfunction (tmd). Trigeminal nerve controls the jaw muscles as well as the tiny muscle- tensor veli palatini - that opens eustachian tube. Hence the symptoms. ...Read more
Stuffy, clogged ears: It is not uncommon for ears to feel stuffy and clogged when allergies flare up, when you experience a change in altitude or during the course of a cold. Sometimes this can happen as an ear infection evolves. This is from dysfunction of the eustachian tube. Treatment does not always lead to immediate resolution, and can include antihistamines, nasal antinflammatories, and oral steroids. ...Read more
Ear wax / ET problem: It could be obstruction of the external canal by ear wax, or eustachian tube (ET) dysfunction. If it's ear wax, may be removed by gently irrigating the external canal. If it's the ET, you may be able to resolve the problem by using an over-the-counter nasal spray like Afrin. If these don't resolve the problem, you may need to see your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No. TMD symptom?: Assuming that your ears have been examined & are clear. Also assuming cold or allergy flare ups ruled out. Plugged ears are common symptoms of temporo mandibular dysfunction (tmd). Trigeminal nerve controls the jaw muscles as well as the tiny muscle that opens eustachian tube. Hence the symptoms. Have you noticed any changes in ear congestion with jaw movement or chewing? ...Read more
I've got ears that are scarred from previous ear infections. When i cry, my ears pop and i can't hear.?
Hearing problems: First of all, I am concerned that you are crying. I am sure you feel the need to cry, but if it is on an ongoing basis, you need to find help for dealing with whatever is causing you to cry. Secondly, if your tms are scarred form old ear infections, they do not move well and that is what could be impacting your hearing. You should see and ENT doctor to see if you can get help. ...Read more
Disimpaction: Go to doctor for the wax to be removed. We have many methods for removing the wax. Your hearing can be restored! ...Read more
Tinnitus Tx: 1.Treat the underlying condition, such as removal of ear wax, change medications that might be attributing, vascular causes. 2.Noise suppression, such as white noise machines, hearing aids, masking devices. 3.Medications such as Tricyclic antidepressants or Xanax (alprazolam). 4.Life style changes, such as avoiding caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, mask the noise such as with music, stress management. 5.Vit. B , Zn ...Read more
My ears feel clogged and gets very sharp pains .My ears are soar? My ears are soar and have very sharp pains what should I do
You : You may be dealing with an ear infection (otitis media), a sinus infection, or even cerumen impaction (wax stuck in your ears). The only way to be sure is to visit your doctor for a complete exam. In the meantime try sudafed and advil or tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain. Best of luck. ...Read more
I have a cold and my ears are plugged, when I open and close my mouth I hear a hissing sound in one ear. What's causing this?
I have crackling in the ears and I pop my ears quite frequently because my hearing goes weak,i have a dustmite , mould allergy.is popping them bad.
Not per se but: You will likely need to get any nasal congestion under control . Consider trying a nasal steroid for a week or so and see if this helps. If not, consider an allergy consult. Frequent eustachean tube obstruction can lead to permanent damages. If you have water damage at your residence and have not fixed the problem yet, you may need to move out until the problem is fixed. ...Read more
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