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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.?

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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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How to relieve ear pressure?

How to relieve ear pressure?

Ear Pressure: One of the most common causes of ear pressure is that the eustachian tube is not working very well. Hearing loss can also be a symptom of hearing loss. Best to have this evaluated with a hearing test with an accompanying pressure test or tympanogram. A variety of treatment options are available. Recommend visiting with an ENT specialist to discuss diagnosis and treatment options. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of ear pressure?

What could be the cause of ear pressure?

Ear pressure: Ear pressure is often a factor of swelling or dysfunction of your eustachian tube, the none tin between your ears and the back of your throat. If you have an infection or allergies that can affect how your eustachian tube opens to equalize the pressure behind your eardrum and the outside air pressure. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ear pressure?

Ear Pressure: 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 causing an otitis media. ...Read more

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I have a lot of ear pressure in my ears. What could it be?

I have a lot of ear pressure in my ears. What could it be?

Congestion: Could be several things including congestion, ear wax occlusion, ear infection, sinus disease, allergies, etc. See a dr. For an evaluation and proper diagnosis, good luck. ...Read more

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Mandible and ear pressure after eating, should I be concerned?

TMJ?: This could be related to your tempro mandibular joint. Malfunction in your joint, which is right in front of your ear can cause your symptoms. See a dentist for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve ear pressure?

What can I do to relieve ear pressure?

What is the cause?: If pressure due to atmospheric pressure changes, as in airplane, elevator, .. Valsava maneuver... ...Read more

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How can I even out ear pressure without it hurting?

How can I even out ear pressure without it hurting?

ETD: It sounds like you are having trouble equalizing the pressure in your middle ear. This often creates a fullness, like you want to pop or clear your ears. It is called eustachian tube dysfunction (etd). Decongestant either sprayed into the nose or taken orally can alleviate this problem. Sometimes your doctor needs to examine this and treat with other rx if no success with otc rx. ...Read more

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Ear pressure that i've had for almost a year! help needed!?

Ear pressure that i've had for almost a year! help needed!?

Consult an ENT Dr: Please be checked by an ENT dr.Ear pressure and stuffiness is usually in their area of expertise. ...Read more

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How come I have ear pressure, but nobody else in the family has it when we travel?

Eustacian tubes: The tube that runs from your middle middle ear to your nasal passages is different in everyone, some larger or smaller, some at more of an angle....And allergies can make it less open also (it is lined with the same tissue as your nose basically). Things that can help when you fly is chewing gum, using a nose spray like afrin before you fly, or something called "earplanes", in your pharmacy! ...Read more

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I'm having horrible ear pressure that i've had for almost a year! help needed! ):?

I'm having horrible ear pressure that i've had for almost a year! help needed! ):?

It depends: This could be due to cerumen impaction or the accumulation of fluid in your middle ear - chronic serous otitis. Do you have hearing loss? Do you have associated dizziness? Do you have balance issues? Other ear diseases are associated with fullness but a qualified ear specialist would be the person to see in your case. ...Read more

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If you have ear pressure after a flight and it stayed for a day what should you do?

A few things: You can try using oxymetazoline nose spray for 1-2 days to decongest the eustachian tube. Try also pinching your nose and blowing (bearing down) to try to pop your ears. It should go away over time, but you should see a doctor if it hurts, or hearing worsens. ...Read more

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Best way to decrease ear pressure sometimes i my head get pressure any suggestions and or remedies that can help? Thanks in advance!

Ear/head pressure: Your presentation is somewhat confusion. You mentioned ear pressure and then head pressure. Without knowing the reason for those, i don't see how we can help by suggesting anything. A thorough history and physical exam is paramount prior to suggesting further work up and treatment. ...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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How to sleep with painful ear pressure?

How to sleep with painful ear pressure?

D Diagnosis: The answer to your problem is not "How to sleep...... but what is the cause of your painful ear pressure. Do you have a hearing loss?. Could you have a painful TMJ. You need a diagnosis probably from an ENT doctor to determine the cause of your painful ear pressure before you can sleep with it. ...Read more

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Feel ear pressure but tests come back normal. What could be wrong?

Eustachian tube: dysfunction. The tube from the ear to the nose that allows air to pass to equalize pressure can be dysfunctional despite normal hearing tests. This condition may improve with antihistamines and/or nasal steroids. In the extreme case, placing a tube in the ear can be helpful. ...Read more

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I grind hard all night. Have any suggestions to balance out the ear pressure and unblock my ear?

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Get a teeth guard.: Try something like Allegra (fexofenadine) d 12 hour and also get a teeth guard to wear at night. ...Read more

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I just had Septoplasty 3 days ago. I am experiencing a lot of facial & ear pressure. Is this normal?

I just had Septoplasty 3 days ago.  I am experiencing a lot of facial & ear pressure.  Is this normal?

Congestion: It is normal to feel congested after septoplasty because of swelling with in the nasal tissues. Check with your surgeon about remedies you can use for this. Sometimes saline rinses or decongestants can be helpful. ...Read more

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Who can I get rid of ear pressure?

Ear pressure: Ear pressure is maintained by constant flow of air through the eustachian tube which connects the middle to the throat. You can try blowing ballons or blowing through a pinched nose. That action builds pressure within the throat which in turn opens up the eustachian tubes. ...Read more