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Can I use nasal spray to unclog ears?

Can I use nasal spray to unclog ears?

Possible: Stuffy ears can be the result of allergic inflammation and using a nasal steroid spray may be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Kristin Sokol
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Nasal Spray (Definition)

Use of nasal sprays or "drying agents includes using any medication to ...Read more


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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

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

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Hi, I have been given Beclometasone Dipropionate nasal spray in regard to blocked ears, would this be correct?

Hi, I have been given Beclometasone Dipropionate nasal spray in regard to blocked ears, would this be correct?

Yes: Anti-inflammatory nasal sprays such as you have been given are often used for blocked ears, or, more particularly, for eustachian tube dysfunction. They will help sometimes, and you can only know if they will help by giving them a try for a couple of weeks at least. ...Read more

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Was prescribed an allergy nasal spray to help with buzzing in ears. How long does it usually take for this to work & can I try anything else?

Was prescribed an allergy nasal spray to help with buzzing in ears. How long does it usually take for this to work & can I try anything else?

Probably never: For people with plugged ears, allergy nasal spray may help and the optimal effect is reached between 5-7 days. However, most buzzing or tinnitus in the absence of other inner ear involvement, would not be helped by the spray. Often the cause is unknown. Suggest you consult an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Was I given beclomethasone nasal spray for a blocked ear?

Was I given beclomethasone nasal spray for a blocked ear?

Decongest: To try to decongest the mucous membranes in your nose. Your eustachian tube is the tube you pop your ear with. It connects to the back of the nose. So in some cases, reducing inflammation in the nose can help the eustachian tube pop the ear. ...Read more

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What is the best approach to treating allergy-related stopped up ear(s)/eustachian probs? Antihistamine? Nasal spray? Decongestant?

What is the best approach to treating allergy-related stopped up ear(s)/eustachian probs? Antihistamine? Nasal spray? Decongestant?

Nasal sprays: Initially you want to start off with nasal corticosteroid nasal sprays. If this alleviates the symptoms then you do not need to do anything else. However, if you have some relief, then try as needed decongestant. ...Read more

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Been given beclomethasone nasal spray for ear blocked, why does that help?

Been given beclomethasone nasal spray for ear blocked, why does that help?

Hoping to clear ear: The nose is connected to the ear through the eustachian tube. Improving nasal function should improve eustachian tube problems hopefully helping to clear the ear. Beclomethasone spray helps to improve the nose and eustachian tube. ...Read more

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Fluid behind eardrums, nasal spray doesn't work and I am now in some pain, I can feel pressure in my ears?

Fluid behind eardrums, nasal spray doesn't work and I am now in some pain, I can feel pressure in my ears?

Middle ear effusion: Fluid behind the ear drum can occur with or without infection. Causes include colds, sinusitis, Eustachian tube dysfunction, allergies to name a few. Generally first line treatment include use of oral and nasal decongestants and active inflation of ears. If this does not help some patients may need to have tubes placed. Talk with your doctor about being referred to an ENT. ...Read more

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Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray help my ears?

Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray help my ears?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray: Hello, Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray is the same medication as afrin. It can be useful for eustachian tube dysfunction that will cause ear pressure. Use this medication as directed only for 5days. ...Read more

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Will a saline nasal spray help stopped up allergy ears?

Will a saline nasal spray help stopped up allergy ears?

Possibly: Nasal saline is a mild decongestant so it may be beneficial to use in patients with ear congestion from allergies. ...Read more

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Been given beclomethasone nasal spray for blocked ear, why is that?

Been given beclomethasone nasal spray for blocked ear, why is that?

Eustachian tube: A poorly functioning eustachian tube can cause the ear to feel plugged. Some providers believe that a nasal steroid spray may improve eustachian tube function by reducing swelling in the nasal cavity. This has not been proven in studies but can be tried especially if you have significant allergy symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you get fluid out of your ear after an ear infection? I used a nasal spray but it isn't working. What else can I do?

How do you get fluid out of your ear after an ear infection? I used a nasal spray but it isn't working. What else can I do?

Pateince: Patience. The fluid may take 6-8 weeks to naturally resolve. Short of surgery, there is no other way or proven therapy, other than antibiotics to treat infection. ...Read more

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I have a swollen nostril and fluid behind my ears I have a nasal spray for it, could this be the cause of me feeling off balance and sick?

I have a swollen nostril and fluid behind my ears I have a nasal spray for it, could this be the cause of me feeling off balance and sick?

Yes: Congestion affects the inner ear which is responsible for maintaining balance and such imbalance can cause vertigo, nausea and vomiting. An otolaryngologist is best qualified to advise and treat you if nasal irrigations with warm salt water, nasal decongestant spray and, if you can take them, oral decongestants don't help. These sprays and oral decongestants are not meant for long term use however. ...Read more

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My whole face, inside of mouth, ears and neck feel like they are on fire and burning. Haven't eaten anything, but am on a nasal spray for my sinus?

My whole face, inside of mouth, ears and neck feel like they are on fire and burning.  Haven't eaten anything, but am on a nasal spray for my sinus?

?: You where probably exposed to something you are allergic to, OTC antihistamines would help until you see a doctor asap, avoid driving yourself, ER if worse ...Read more

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I Have buzzing in my right ear & ENT special gave me a nasal spray. Now buzzing is switching between ears? Could the spray be causing this 2 happen?

I Have buzzing in my right ear & ENT special gave me a nasal spray. Now buzzing is switching between ears? Could the spray be causing this 2 happen?

Unlikely: Nasal sprays usually help opening the Eustachian tubes and clear the middle ears, and probably that was your ENT doctor judgment, there are several other causes for ear buzzing in either external or middle ears, so long you don't suffer dizziness or vertigo or any other symptom of the inner ear, wait till you get to see the ENT doctor again or check with your GP you need to be reevaluated ...Read more

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My ears have been blocked on and off for a year. Doc perscribed nasal sprays and saw ENT specialist who gave me another nasal spray. It hasn't worked?

My ears have been blocked on and off for a year. Doc perscribed nasal sprays and saw ENT specialist who gave me another nasal spray. It hasn't worked?

See an allergist: You may have allergies. If you do, and sprays do not work then the next option to consider is allergy shots. Skin tests would be the first step before anything else. Avoiding what you are allergic to is also important. ...Read more

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I take nasal spray lying down before sleep then I sleep on my left side can nasal spray block the ear canal/eustachian tube thanks?

Doubtful: It would be highly unlikely. But the nasal spray is designed to be used when you are in an upright position and thus I would not recommend using it lying down since it will likely be less effective. ...Read more

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I used Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray (in my nose) to releave pressure pain in my ears. Now my ears feel stopped up, and still hurt.

I used Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray (in my nose) to releave pressure pain in my ears. Now my ears feel stopped up, and still hurt.

Stop it: Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray can cause worsening of nasal congestion if used excessively and can have you completely blocked up. Stop using it and start using a saline nasal spray. Over the counter decongestants can alleviate your ear congestion. If no change, see an allergist. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed steroid nasal spray 4 blocked euchastain tube&tinnitus. The spray seems2make it louder&move into other ear, why would that be?

I have been prescribed steroid nasal spray 4 blocked euchastain tube&tinnitus. The spray seems2make it louder&move into other ear, why would that be?

No good explanation: Unless relieving the obstruction at one eustachean tube makes the other one sound relatively worse (even though it may not be so). If this continues, talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Have fluid behind ears causing congestion. Prescribed Flonase nasal spray. Would Zyrtec make the pressure/fluid worse? Didn't think to ask my doctor.

Have fluid behind ears causing congestion. Prescribed Flonase nasal spray. Would Zyrtec make the pressure/fluid worse? Didn't think to ask my doctor.

Zyrtec (cetirizine) may help.: Assuming that we're dealing with allergic rhinitis, antihistamines like Zyrtec can certainly help either by themselves or in combination with the nasal steroid. Zyrtec can cause grogginess, by the by, so be careful. ...Read more

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Fluid and blood in ear and head aches. Doctor gave me nasal spray and zyrtec. Should I worry about the blood?

Fluid and blood in ear and head aches. Doctor gave me nasal spray and zyrtec. Should I worry about the blood?

Congestion: Congestion and ear infections can cause blood in the ear. If bleeding persist or worsen seek help. ...Read more

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2 months after my ear infection my hearing is blocked, I have tinnitus and nasal spray didn't work. What should I do?

2 months after my ear infection my hearing is blocked, I have tinnitus and nasal spray didn't work. What should I do?

Ear exam: You may be having blocked external ears or Eustachian tubes, or infection hasn't resolved yet, nasal spray alone might not be the right treatment, so better get an ear exam, good luck ...Read more

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Ears ringing for a week after night club. Doctor/GP checked my ears and they look normal prescribed beconase nasal spray. But still ringing 4days in.

Ears ringing for a week after night club. Doctor/GP checked my ears and they look normal prescribed beconase nasal spray. But still ringing 4days in.

Noise induced: Will take sometime though, if it doesn't go away on its own, please check again with your doctor, might need a hearing test, meanwhile avoid ear phones, or over noisy places, good luck ...Read more

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My right ear pops a lot but my left is harder to. I take allegra, nas-o-nex nasal spray& saline spray daily is this just allergies or something else?

My right ear pops a lot but my left is harder to. I take allegra, nas-o-nex nasal spray& saline spray daily is this just allergies or something else?

See an allergist: If you are taking multiple medicines and still having problems it is time to see a specialist for evaluation and treatment. An allergist can determine if you have allergies. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more