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Nasal Preparation Ears
Nose spray helps ear: Avamys brand of fluticasone furoate, is called Veramyst nasal spray in the us. It is one of several intranasal steroids approved to treat allergic rhinitis also called hay fever. Aside from usual symptoms of nasal allergy such as sneezing drainage and congestion many people can get inflammation of the eustachian tubes causing ear symptoms. Yes, this class of medicines may all be helpful for this. ...Read more
Eustachian tube: The ear is connected to the nose through a tube called the eustachian tube that helps equalize the pressure in the ear with the outside world. This is why your ears pop in an airplane. In nasal allergies, the area around the tube is inflamed, and it doesn't work as well, leading to fluid in the ear, or possibly ear infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Provided that the earplugs are standard and not some unusual design there should rarely be a problem. However, earplugs can push normal ear cerumen (wax) into the ear canal and cause blockage which will be sensed as ear congestion or decreased hearing ( known as conductive or mechanical hearing loss). The sense of nasal congestion should not be related to earplugs. ...Read more
My ears get blocked wen I fly. I'll take oral tablets n nasal spray n it works. Is constant use harmful? I tend to use d spray 3 - 4x on long haul
Ear plugged: Ears get blocked as the atmospheric pressire drops when you fly and your ear get plugged feeling. Weh you swallow, your eutachain tube opens up which normalized the pressure on both sides of tympanic membrane resulting in resolution of symptoms. Nasal sprays typically have no role in this. ...Read more
Doing a nasal rinse, blowing hard, stoppage cleared but right ear started hurting. Could have caused some harm?
Yes: You could have perforated the eardrum, caused a bruise on it or just caused a bunch of pressure on the drum. If you have a decrease in hearing, blood coming out of the canal or this doesn't improve or gets worse see your doctor. The thing about sinus rinses is you don't need to blow hard. ...Read more
Time: You must have gotten some water into the inner ear canal. If you have no congestion at all in the nasal passages,, then only time will help ( a few days). If you do have nasal congestion, may consider trying an OTC nasal decongestant spray for up to 4 days . If your nose is always congested, consider daily use of nasal steroid or consult an allergist. ...Read more
Eustachian tube dysf: Inflammation of the nasal pharyngeal area due to environmental allergies can stuff up the eustachian tube, which is the connection tube between your inner ear and the outside world. When the inner ear cannot communicate with the outside air, there would be a difference in pressure between the 2 areas causing your ear to pop and have pressure. ...Read more
When i fly I have terrible pain in my ears. No matter what medicine i take. I tried anti histamineshistamins and cold medicine and nasal drops.
Pressure : You may simply be sensitive to the change in pressure, which would not benefit from medicine. Have you tried earplugs during take off and landing? ...Read more