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Pressure In Ears After Flying
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
Went diving yesterday, no issues equalizing during ascent and descent, felt fine after dive. Woke up at 3am to a persistent pain in my left ear. :( ?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Pressure back of head, neck and ears for three weeks. Pulsing in ears worse on right. Nasal passage clear no fluid in ears. Sinus infection?.
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Can ear problems cause head pressure feeling daily? Get head pressure & a lot of ringing in my ears
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild ear pain from time to time, constant ringing in right ear. Pressure in right ear and squeeking when i pinch my nostriles closed and blow?
Intense throbbing pressure in head only when bending over, ringing in ears, and blood shot eyes? Blood pressure is 99/67 which is my normal.
Symptoms: Suggest viral syndrome. may respond to antihistamines, analgesics and fluids. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I just had Septoplasty 3 days ago. I am experiencing a lot of facial & ear pressure. Is this normal?
Pressure in ears and head and ringing ears. Can my neck cause that? Other causes? See neuro tomorrow ok to wait?
Ok to wait: Ringing in your ears has many sources. It is OK to wait until your appt. ...Read more
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