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Will sudafed relieve airplane ear clogging?

Will sudafed relieve airplane ear clogging?

It may.....: If it does not, need to see your otolaryngologist, . ...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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Head, ear pressure, nose, ear popping, headaches, dizziness.

Head, ear pressure, nose, ear popping, headaches, dizziness.

Cold?: This sound like you have a cold. This includes all the symptoms of the usual cold. No treatment is needed at this time unless you feel you need symptomatic treatment. If persists see your doctor. Cold symptoms usually last about a week to 10 days. ...Read more

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Increased ear pain using benzocaine ear drops?

Increased ear pain using benzocaine ear drops?

See a doctor: If you are experiencing increased pain with "numbing drops" the ear needs examination. ...Read more

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Does low blood pressure cause airplane ears, ear pressure and echo?

Does low blood pressure cause airplane ears, ear pressure and echo?

No: The cause of airplane ear is changes in the air pressure within the ear caused by changes in altitude and air pressure inside the airplane. It is not due to low blood pressure. ...Read more

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Sinus swelling sinus pressure congestion when humidity changes?

Sinus swelling sinus pressure congestion when humidity changes?

Sinus swelling: Runny, stuffy, congested nose with pressure behind the eyes, and sometimes post nasal discharge are suggestive of chronic rhinitis. Appropriate evaluation by ear nose and throat specialist and or allergist will be helpful. Medicines to help symptoms and possible immunotherapy (allergy injections) , if indicated, will be helpful. Humidity changes can affect the symptoms. ...Read more

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Sinus swelling sinus pressure congestion when humidity changes. Superstitious?

Sinus swelling sinus pressure congestion when humidity changes. Superstitious?

Not at all !: Changes in humidity and barometric pressure can affect the way your sinus drain. Also some molds and other allergens may be more active with weather changes. ...Read more

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Would an ear infection raise blood pressure?

Would an ear infection raise blood pressure?

Ear infection: If it is painful, an ear infection might cause some BP increase. Without the pain stimulus there is no reason why an infection limited to the ear should cause increased blood pressure. ...Read more

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Can Claritin (loratadine) make ear pressure change?

Can Claritin (loratadine) make ear pressure change?

Possibly: Antihistamines are designed to reduce allergic symptoms which includes mucus production. Anything that reduces fluid like that should have an effect on ear pressure. ...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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Ear drops cause pain and pressure why?

Ear drops cause pain and pressure why?

It is possible: See an ENT to have your pain evaluated so that he or she may prescribe you a different ear drops medication. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause pressure in head and a rupture ear drum?

Can sinusitis cause pressure in head and a rupture ear drum?

Repeat That....: If the infection is severe enough and chronic, it could spread to the ear. In still developing ears, as in children, the fluid build up could cause enough pressure to cause the ear drum to rupture. The inflammation has impeded the ability of the fluid to drain. It is important to begin treatment before it gets to the chronic stage. ...Read more

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Used too much pressure doing nasal irrigation. Left ear is clogged. Valsalva maneuver ineffective. Have been taking sudafed. Ineffective?

Used too much pressure doing nasal irrigation. Left ear is clogged. Valsalva maneuver ineffective.  Have been taking sudafed. Ineffective?

May need time: It may take a few days to weeks for the fluid to clear. Avoid irrigation for now but could continue sudafed. If the hearing is affected or continues for >4 weeks would see ENT to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Ear infection affecting ear temperature? Can an ear infection affect ear thermometer readings?

Ear infection affecting ear temperature? Can an ear infection affect ear thermometer readings?

Yes: I believe it can. When an eardrum is red and inflamed it generates heat so to me it has always made sense that the ear infected side might have a higher ear temp than the other side. I do not like ear thermometers. I like the digital ones tat beep. For me they are more accurate. ...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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Ears plugged and hurting high blood pressure, blockage?

Difficult: It is very hard to tell if you have any coronary artery blockage just with the information you have provided. ...Read more

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Lightheaded, headaches; sinus pressure. Ears feel blocked and sometimes ache. Nasal congestion like the airways are narrowing for 2 months. Sinusitis?

Good guess: I agree with you. You should quit smoking NOW otherwise improving your sinusitis will be VERY DIFFICULT. You should be under the care of your primary care and/or ENT physician. If you continue to smoke you are letting your self in for a very uncomfortable future with worse headaches and running into possible ear nose & throat cancer. ...Read more

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Ear pain, jaw pain near ear, ear ringing, ear clogged/cant hear, feels like water in ear, general congestion/dark mucus. Any ideas/recs? Thx!

Ear pain: Sinus infection and ear infection can cause above symptoms. Tooth infection can cause jaw/ear pain but not nasal congestion. Severe allergies can cause earache and nasal congestion ...Read more

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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more