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My ears are plugged up and hearing is muffled. What should I do?

My ears are plugged up and hearing is muffled. What should I do?

Fluid behind eardrum: Go see your doctor to check for fluid behind your eardrum or impacted ear wax or other obstruction of the ear canal. Fluid build up is not unexpected with allergies and viruses. ...Read more

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What can I do if my ears keep plugging up with earwax and i lose my hearing?

What can I do if my ears keep plugging up with earwax and i lose my hearing?

Hearing loss: Do you use qtips, which just pushes the wax further in. Do you have any chronic dermatologic problems like eczema, which might make you more prone to build up debris in the canal. Do you do other things (oils, flushes, candling) in the ear canal that might irritate it and cause wax to build up. There also are just people who have heavier wax production and need to have a regular ear cleaning. ...Read more

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I feel pain in my ear when cleaning. I went to doctor and said that my ear canal are not inflamed and eardrum are fine. What to do?My ears are dry.

I feel pain in my ear when cleaning. I went to doctor and said that my ear canal are not inflamed and eardrum are fine. What to do?My ears are dry.

Stop: The short answer is to stop cleaning your ears, especially if you are referring to using cotton swabs in the canals. The swabs themselves can cause irritation and trauma and may cause pain as the canal and especially the ear drum are quite pain sensitive. If you feel the skin of your ear canals is dry you may put in a drop or two of something like sweet oil or tea tree oil once in awhile. ...Read more

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What do I do if my right ear feels clogged up and sounds muffled?

What do I do if my right ear feels clogged up and sounds muffled?

Blocked ear: A common cause could be wax buildup. Getting water in the ear or a Qtip abrasion can cause an outer ear infection, so called swimmer's ear. This is very painful. If you have allergies, this can cause swelling of the eustachian tube and a blocked feeling. Additionally, fluid can build up in the middle ear. A middle ear infection is possible, but usually also quite painful. See ENT MD . ...Read more

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What can I do if my ears are ringing from a concert?

What can I do if my ears are ringing from a concert?

Leave: Either insert ear plugs or leave the concert but either way you are not going to have an enjoyable experience. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ear infection and ringing in my ears?

What to do if I have ear infection and ringing in my ears?

See your doctor.: Doctors can help by providing adequate treatment, usually antibiotics if there is an infection. If it's multiple infections you might get referral for ENT specialist. Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are adequate OTCs for pain control. If not feeling better, see doc to get stronger pain controlling medications and further treatment. As infection improves, ringing should decrease. ...Read more

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What to do if I have ringing ears and ear infection really scared?

What to do if I have ringing ears and ear infection really scared?

See your doctor: See your doctor right away to start treatment for the ear infection. If you have already started treatment and the ringing is still there after a few days, go back to your doctor. ...Read more

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Just got over the flu. Now both ears are hurting, I have fulness, muffled hearing, popping when i swallow or attempt to clear my ears. What can I do?

Just got over the flu. Now both ears are hurting, I have fulness, muffled hearing, popping when i swallow or attempt to clear my ears. What can I do?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I had an ear ache and now my ears are popping, what is up with that?

I had an ear ache and now my ears are popping, what is up with that?

You could have : Congestion preventing the eustachian tube from draining.This can build up fluid or pressure in the ear and cause pain. This may or may not be related to an ear infection. ...Read more

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What to do for my right ear? I can hear out of both ears but my right ear sounds like draining fluids and its loud in my ear so I have to talk louder to talk to people n

What to do for my right ear? I can hear out of both ears but my right ear sounds like draining fluids  and its loud in my ear so I have to talk louder to talk to people n

See ENT: YOu may have a fluid collection and need to understand this may take time. The fluid may come from a cold or some type of allergy. See the doc but you may need to be very patient. ...Read more

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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 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?

Cold: The hissing sound in your ear may be due to the mucus from your cold which has gotten into your middle ear through your eustachian tube ...Read more

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What to do about ear infection and ringing in my ears?

What to do about ear infection and ringing in my ears?

Ear infecition: In general, I would normally tell a patient to see a doctor to give treatment ...Read more

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I have wax build up in my ears especially left ear because my hearing is blocked, what to do?

I have wax build up in my ears especially left ear because my hearing is blocked, what to do?

Use OTC ear wax drop: As long as you have no history of eardrum perforation, and no symptoms of current ear infection (ear pain, drainage), you can use OTC ear wax softening drops from your pharmacy. Follow package instructions. Drops will soften the wax. You still may need to flush ear canal with body temperature water. Avoid Q-tips. If not successful, see an ENT MD for exam and treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do if my ear crackles and feels plugged, however no wax ever comes out?

What can I do if my ear crackles and feels plugged, however no wax ever comes out?

Eustachian tube...: Without a proper examination, one can't be certain; nonetheless, this strongly suggests you may have eustachian tube dysfunction. The crackling sound and sensation of feeling plugged is probably emanating from your eustachian tube attempting to equalize the air pressure of your middle ear, complicated by middle ear fluid--the hallmarks of a faulty eustachian tube. See your ENT or family md soon. ...Read more

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Both of my ears are clogged sinuses re clogged I ant her but I fee like something is stuck in my left ear. What can I do to make the clogged feeling go away?

Both of my ears are clogged sinuses re clogged I ant her but I fee like something is stuck in my left ear.  What can I do to make the clogged feeling go away?

Well: How long has this gone on? You can try steaming. You need hot fluids like hot soup to make the sinuses irrigate again. If does not help see your doctor ...Read more

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My ears are sensitive to loud sounds and I feel like I have blockage, and can't hear. Is there any thing I can do to stop the ear pain?

My ears are sensitive to loud sounds and I feel like I have blockage, and can't hear. Is there any thing I can do to stop the ear pain?

Cerumen Impaction: Wax build up in the canal of the outer ear is very common and can lead to ear pay, decreased hearing and muffled noise. Have your ears checked by an md, avoid use of q-tips, and take advil (ibuprofen) 600 mg three times per day for pain. ...Read more

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Why do I keep hearing a thumping sound in my ears?

Why do I keep hearing a thumping sound in my ears?

FromThJawbonesOfFish: I'll bet you are having a nervous twitch of the stapedius muscle that regulates tension on the ear drum.It's the smallest muscle in the body attached to the smallest bone.The ear bones ('ossicles') are, evolutionarily related to the jaw bones of fishes! So,like a nervous twitch of the lip or eyelid,etc.for some reason you get it in the ear. The 'thump' is the sound of the ear drum quickly tensing ...Read more

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My ears feel plugged and muffled and I am now extremely sensitive to sound. Hearing even footsteps hurts like crazy. Is this a normal earache?

My ears feel plugged and muffled and I am now extremely sensitive to sound. Hearing even footsteps hurts like crazy.   Is this a normal earache?

No: An earache means your ear actually hurts. Does your ear hurt? Are you more sensitive to internal sounds such as that occurs when chewing or hearing your own footsteps rather than of others? If that is the case and your ear does not hurt, when considering your other symptoms, it sounds like you may have accumulated fluid behind your ear drum, what we call serous otitis media. ...Read more

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My ears are usually depositing some earwax and sometmes it hurts and has a squeaky sound. what do i do?,

My ears are usually depositing some earwax and sometmes it hurts and has a squeaky sound. what do i do?,

If you have: excessive earwax your doc can easily clean your ears in the office. Peace and good health. It's painless and you may even hear better. ...Read more