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Have ear fullness for years. Worse when I grind. Related?

Have ear fullness for years. Worse when I grind. Related?

Possibily: Ear fullness can be many things including related to eustachian tube function which in turn can be affected by TMJ changes caused by grinding. Best to be evaluated though. ...Read more

Dr. Brett Scotch
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Ear Fullness (Definition)

Sensation of fullness of the ear is a symptom in which a person feels there is air pressure of fluid in his ear, usually dulling the hearing. Causes include allergies, infections, changes ...Read more


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What causes ear fullness only in one ear?

Eustacian tube: The eustacian tube connects your ear to your nose and allows air pressure to equalize. If the tube on one side doesn't work, that ear will feel full and may even fill with fluid. ...Read more

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Does Flonase help with ear fullness?

Does Flonase help with ear fullness?

It may: Flonase is a nasal cortisone-type spray approved for treating the inflammation of allergic rhinitis. It is common for people with allergies to have ear pressure/popping due to eustachian tube dysfunction--this can improve with medications such as flonase. ...Read more

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Is ear fullness, pain and pressure from tmj?

Is ear fullness, pain and pressure from tmj?

Could be: It could be but your first exam should be with an ENT doctor to rule out ear issues. ...Read more

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What causes ear fullness sensation in one ear?

Eustacian tube: The eustacian tube connects your ear to your nose and allows air pressure to equalize. If the tube on one side doesn't work, that ear will feel full and may even fill with fluid. Also some patients with a sudden hearing loss will feel fullness as well. ...Read more

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What causes ear fullness sensation only in one ear?

What causes ear fullness sensation only in one ear?

Eustacian tube: The eustacian tube connects your ear to your nose and allows air pressure to equalize. If the tube on one side doesn't work, that ear will feel full and may even fill with fluid. Also some patients with a sudden hearing loss will feel fullness as well. ...Read more

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Feeling of ear fullness and numbness near temple, any suggestions?

Feeling of ear fullness and numbness near temple, any suggestions?

Virus: Could be the beginning of a viral infection such as herpes. Sores may develop in a few days. Also could be precursor to bell's palsy. ...Read more

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Ear fullness? I am having trouble hearing with ringing as well as pressure. They also pop periodically. I'm getting over a cold, how long will it be?

Ear fullness? I am having trouble hearing with ringing as well as pressure. They also pop periodically. I'm getting over a cold, how long will it be?

See an ENT: You should see an ENT doctor for an evaluation now. It could be as simple as wax or as complicated as a viral induced nerve deafness. Contact the ENT and say you have a sudden hearing loss and get in asap. Don't wait. If it is a viral induced hearing loss the earlier treatment begins the better your chance for complete resolution. ...Read more

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Could TMJ cause ear fullness / pressure sensations? If so, is there anything i can do when feeling the pressure to relieve it and confirm tmj? Thanks!

Could TMJ cause ear fullness / pressure sensations? If so, is there anything i can do when feeling the pressure to relieve it and confirm tmj? Thanks!

Treat TMJ: If the TMJ is causing the ear symptoms, the best way to get rid of the ear symptoms is to treat the TMJ. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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