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Will the pressure on ears flying in an airplane trigger vertigo?

Will the pressure on ears flying in an airplane trigger vertigo?

Yes: It most certainly can. It can take months to go away. This is a big reason NOT to fly or go SCUBA diving when you have a cold or allergy attack. See your family doc or ENT for treatment. ...Read more

Ear Pressure (Definition)

Pressure in the middle ear is ideally equal to environmental pressure. It is corrected by the eustachian tube, which connects from the middle ear to the back of nose. The popping that occurs when one goes in an airplane is the eustachian tube opening to equalize ear pressure. When pressures differ, the ear drum can be sucked in or bulge out. With this fluid can accumulate ...Read more


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Throbbing pressure in forehead,cheeks,behind nose. Slightly sore neck when turning.ringing in ears days after migraine?

Throbbing pressure in forehead,cheeks,behind nose. Slightly sore neck when turning.ringing in ears days after migraine?

Migraine: These are all the symptoms that a person can have during a migraine, you may have gotten over the 10/10 headache phase but the mild version of migraine is persisting; you need to talk to your neurologist to figure out the best options to abort the migraine at the onset to prevent it from lasting this long ...Read more

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Is it normal to have popping in the ears and headaches after scuba diving?

Is it normal to have popping in the ears and headaches after scuba diving?

Head pain: You may just have some congestion & your middle ears are in the process of equilibrating to the surface pressure. However, if you have significant pain of your ears or sinuses - this could be related to barotrauma. If you ever have serious head pain upon surfacing from a dive - then please seek prompt medical evaluation. It is very important to be exhaling through out your ascent in the water. ...Read more

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Hearing heartbeat in left ear when laying and changing position. Short periods of muffled hearing in same ear. Daily headaches in back of head.

Hearing heartbeat in left ear when laying and changing position. Short periods of muffled hearing in same ear. Daily headaches in back of head.

Likely noncaddiac: Normal heart beats can frequently be heard by patients when they lie on their side or ear. It's a common complaint i hear in the office. We title it "cardiac awareness". Uncertain why it manifests itself to patients when it does. I suspect this is not a cardiac abnormality. Headaches obviously shouldn't be treated lightly. Common allergies on up to more important organic causes may be responsible. ...Read more

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Can ear plugs be helpful in avoiding ears pain that occurs when plane decends?

Can ear plugs be helpful in avoiding ears pain that occurs when plane decends?

Not certain : The ear pain during flights may actually be middle ear, and ear plugs will not affect that. It's the different barometric pressure's that you receive when you are flying. ...Read more

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Why does diving in deep water cause ringing in the ears?

Why does diving in deep water cause ringing in the ears?

Agree w Dr. Wyatt: It may represent barotrauma - this could occur at deeper or shallower depths. You referred to "deep water". You haven't told us if this is breath hold diving, scuba diving, surface supplied air, mixed gas or what. Your dive profile will help provide a clue as to cause. A brief shallow dive well within dive tables will not likely cause dcs. Give more info to get more info. Can re-ask. ...Read more

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Chronic dizziness vertigo feeling popping in the ears pressure around the eyes for 3 weeks. Ent found that my ear holding fluid causing the symptoms?

Chronic dizziness vertigo feeling popping in the ears pressure around the eyes for 3 weeks. Ent found that my ear holding fluid causing the symptoms?

Upper respiratory : The description sounds like you are have sinus and middle ear pressure due to upper respiratory swelling/ inflammation/ congestion. The swelling blocks fluid drainage and causes pressure/ fluid buildup in the sinuses and ears. Allergy medication with decongestants may be helpful. Nasal decongestant sprays can also help. If this worsens, you need to see an ENT for further evaluation. ...Read more

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High pitched noise/ringing in ear. Silence in ear before it happens.

High pitched noise/ringing in ear. Silence in ear before it happens.

Tinnitus: The ringing in your ear is called tinnitus and usually is a sign of changes in your hearing. This can be secondary to prior loud noise exposure, such as loud music, headphones, working around jet engines, but can accompany other inner ear conditions such as Meniere's. Audiometric exams can help quantify and design treatment measures. ...Read more

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Can ear problems cause head pressure feeling daily? Get head pressure & a lot of ringing in my ears

Can ear problems cause head pressure feeling daily? Get head pressure & a lot of ringing in my ears

Yes it can.: Follow up with your pcp and ENT dr for proper and effective treatment of your condition. Take care! http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ear-infections/ds00303. http://m.hopkinsmedicine.org/neurology_neurosurgery/specialty_areas/vestibular/conditions/vestibular_migraine.html. ...Read more

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Been having tingling in face, pressure in ear, tinnitus in ears, lightheadedness, off-balance.?

Been having tingling in face, pressure in ear, tinnitus in ears, lightheadedness, off-balance.?

The inner ear: Eustachian tube and facial nerve all come together near the TMJ (tempormandibular joint). I would want to make sure there was no tumor in that region putting pressure on all three structures. If you were cleared by an ent, then i would check your tmj. We have successfully treated patients with all these symptoms after other more serious possibilities are ruled out. ...Read more

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How effective is pseudoephedrine in fixing ear pressure blockage during flights?

How effective is pseudoephedrine in fixing ear pressure blockage during flights?

It may work: It may work.. It just takes a while and you may not need it:try performing a valsalva maneuver - pinch your nose and gently "blow" air out of your nose while at the same time bearing down like you are lifting something. This will force air up your eustachian tube and expand the middle ear and prevent traction on the ear drum which is what causes the pain and fullness during descent. ...Read more

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Will sinus pressure cause pain in the head and ear pressure?

Will sinus pressure cause pain in the head and ear pressure?

Yes, possible: Sinus pressure and infections may results in symptoms of facial pain or headaches as well as ear pain. Ear pain may be radiating or referred pain, or potentially from eustachian tube problems secondary to sinus issues. ...Read more

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Mild ear pain from time to time, constant ringing in right ear. Pressure in right ear and squieeking when i pinch my nostriles closed and bllow?

Mild ear pain from time to time, constant ringing in right ear. Pressure in right ear and squieeking when i pinch my nostriles closed and bllow?

Effusion: Most likely you have an effusion in your right ear. Give it some time it should go away. You have some sort of eustachian tube dysfunction, whether you have a history of ear problems or allergies, that would need to be diagnosed by an ent. ...Read more

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What do I do if yawning doesn't work to relieve pressure in my ears I get after flying?

What do I do if yawning doesn't work to relieve pressure in my ears I get after flying?

Afrin (oxymetazoline): You can try some afrin nasal spray before descent... If you fly a lot.. You may want to consider having tubes placed in the ears. ...Read more

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What's the most effective way to improve long term nose and ear pressure issues? Ie when flying or diving, ears and sinus pressure.

Equalize pressures: if diving, make sure you don;t have a cold- take a decongestant if necessary, Equalize your ears with tba pressure as you descend my holding nose and blowiing so that the pressure in the eustachian tubes goes against your tympanic membranes. On planes chew gum, swallow and equalize if necessary.
If these don;t work. get evaluated for nasal polyposisf which may cause sinus problems. ...Read more

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Mild ear pressure and pain and headache, could it be tumor ?

Mild ear pressure and pain and headache, could it be tumor ?

I would not: jump to that conclusion. You may have congestion. It this is not responsive to OTC's -seek assessment. Take care. ...Read more

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What can I give my 1 year old before a long flight to help him cope with ear pressure changes?

What can I give my 1 year old before a long flight to help him cope with ear pressure changes?

Feed child-pacifier: Feed your one year old a bottle or give him a pacifier on take off and landing. The sucking motion will help to keep his Eustachian tubes (tube between inner mouth and middle ear) open. ...Read more

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Hi, Is it possible for person to feel/palpate their styloid process right under ear? I can really feel both of mine but one on the left seems longer bud does not give me any pain. I did have ear pressure which seems to be getting better now. Thank

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Is it possible for person to feel/palpate their styloid process right under ear? I can really feel both of mine but one on the left seems longer bud does not give me any pain. I did have ear pressure which seems to be getting better now. 

Thank

Let it be: It appears that whatever it is, it is not causing any symptoms, so you may leave it alone. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Constant popping and pressure in ears, pain and stiffness in neck along with severe pressure headache? Being going on for months and progressing.

See your physician: It may be sinus, middle ear or both. You can try a decongestant like actifed or sudafed. Since it ispersistente you will need to consider seeing your physician. The neck may be musculoskeletal secondary to the congestion. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ear itch and ear pressure, sometimes it feels hot, stuffy nose, and coughing when I first get up

I am experiencing  ear itch and ear pressure, sometimes it feels hot, stuffy nose, and coughing when I first get up

? Allergy : or rather inflammation of your upper airways,affecting your middle ear through Eustachian tube congestion,and also producing cough through irritation of upper respiratory passages.The common environmental trigger in such instance is dust mites present in pillows and mattresses, u may be allergic to it,hence the symptoms. Saline nasal washes, washing and drying pillows 1 / wk, & go to an allergist ...Read more

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Head, ear pressure, nose, ear popping, headaches, dizziness, general fogginess, feeling out of it?

Head, ear pressure, nose, ear popping, headaches, dizziness, general fogginess, feeling out of it?

Ear pressure: May be from an infection. Please see your doctor. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ear ache (severity: severe) (quality: feels sharp or stabbing, sensation of pressure or fullness) and ear pressure.

Exam: You must be examined to determined if this is an inner or outer ear infection: cannot be diagnosed online. I suggest an appointment at your local urgent care clinic or physician. ...Read more

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I swallow & hear crackling noises. Dizziness. Ear Pressure Feel like stuff is oozing around deep N ear. Goopy drainage. How can I get the fluid out?

 I swallow & hear crackling noises. Dizziness. Ear Pressure Feel like stuff is oozing around deep N ear. Goopy drainage. How can I get the fluid out?

Ear discharge: Ear pain and discharge especially when it is not clear most probably from infection, may need antibiotics, have it examined. Allergic symptoms could be treated with decongestant nasal spray, steroid nasal spray and antihistamines. ...Read more

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I am experiencing ear pressure . The following also describes me: Irritability. What should I do?My ear is thumping alot and I can't rest

I am experiencing  ear pressure . The following also describes me: Irritability. What should I do?My ear is thumping alot and I can't rest

Cerumen impaction: perhaps you have ear wax that is clogging the ear (cerumen impaction) or an ear infection. does the pain radiate to the jaw? any trouble hearing? any ear discharge? any history of prior ear infections or cerumen impaction? what have you tried so far for the earache? ...Read more

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Ear drainage and a hard node under jaw under L ear. Ear pressure, some times aches and fills full off and on for almost 6 months. Constant nasal drip for years.

Ear drainage and a hard node under jaw under L ear. Ear pressure, some times aches and fills full off and on for almost 6 months. Constant nasal drip for years.

Infection? Tumor?: It is likely you have a chronic infection in the ear, or perhaps a tumor -- of which the most common is cholesteatoma (benign, not cancer). In any case, you definitely should seek care for this, preferably from an otolaryngologist (ENT specialist). Good luck! ...Read more

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I had on and off ear pressure for two months and my dr examined my ear and saw no infection and eardrum okay. Could it be cholesteatoma or ear tumor??

I had on and off ear pressure for two months and my dr examined my ear and saw no infection and eardrum okay. Could it be cholesteatoma or ear tumor??

No: it can still be your external ear or middle ear and Eustachian tube dysfunction, can be related to nasal congestion too, if continues or really bothersome, visit your ENT specialist, good luck ...Read more

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Can tight sternocleidomastoid.muscle make mastoid proces more prominent on one side. Also have ear pressure and numbness on a cheek all same side

Can tight sternocleidomastoid.muscle make mastoid proces more prominent on one side. Also have ear pressure and numbness on a cheek all same side

Yes: The sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle inserts into the sternoclavicular area and then runs up into an insertion directly into the mastoid process Thus, if the SCM muscle is in spasm or tight, it will pull on the mastoid process likely causing inflammation and swelling. The masseter muscle in your cheek is also connected to the mastoid process, and, could tighten w/ hyperspasmodic activity in former ...Read more