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Sinus Infection Ear Popping
Had a sinus infection w lots of drainage. The drainage has been gone for almost a week- but I still have a constant lump in throat and ear popping.
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
I had a bad sinus infection on a recent flight and experienced severe ear pain on landing. Now my ears keep cracking and popping every time i swallow.
Decongestant: You might try irrigating your sinuses with a saline solution using a neti-pot, and also taking some Pseudoephedrine (ask your friendly pharmacist). If that does not work there is oxymetozaline spray, but this can be dangerous if used too often. If these simple things don't solve the problem you might want to see an ENT doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Sinus infection? throat hurts, nose completely stuffed. when i blow, its chunky green mucus, headache. feel terrible. ears popping when i talk.
Acute Sinusitis: Sounds like your developing an acute sinus infection. Characterized by worsening facial pain/pressure, nasal blockage, fevers, discolored mucous drainage that lasts for more than 10 days. If you are suffering from one or more of these symptoms I recommend evaluation by doctor and possible antibiotic treatment so that you can start feeling better sooner. Good luck! ...Read more
3 months ago I had a sinus Infection that for lasted 3 weeks. Ever since then I have been hearing popping bubble sounds in my left ear when I sit down?
Serous effusion: You may have fluid accumulation in your middle ear. It would be prudent to see an ENT specialist to avoid infection of the middle ear. ...Read more
Do sinus infections cause nose bleeds? I also have a bad taste in my mouth, ear popping, throat pain, and nasal congestion.
Can, but not common: but wiping the nose can cause irritation. Drainage and congestion from it are very common to cause taste changes, drainage, ear popping, throat irritation, etc. ...Read more
Similar timing!: Your sinuses and ears are connected inside your head. So sinus congestion and stuffiness can affect the pressure in your ears. Treating sinus congestion may help overall discomfort and pain from that pressure. ...Read more
How do I unclog my ears if I am currently recovering from a sinus infection and have extremely clogged ears?
I hope you mean...: I hope you mean get rid of the "clogging feeling", not your ears! all kidding aside, things you do to relieve pressure on an airplane are helpful here. Chew gum, yawn, "pop" your ears by plugging your nose and shut your mouth and blow (this may be a little uncomfortable at first, but is really helpful). Time also helps, as sometimes it just takes a while for the body to clean up the stuff after. ...Read more
Have sinus infection. On antiobiotics for the last 5 days. Both ears blocked. What can I do to unblock ears?
Can take time!: Sinus infections are stubborn, and can take a while to treat. As you've found, your ears may feel blocked, too. Using Normal Saline nose drops can help. Over-the-counter saline sprays are marketed as "simply sinus" or "little noses" - marketed for kids. Guaifeniscen (sold as the brand mucinex) can loosen secretions and make you more comfortable. See your doctor if the ear blockage persists. ...Read more
I have sinus infection for more tha three years.i have symptoms like ear congestion,tinitus,confusions ,light headness,?
Please see your neighborhood ENT doc.
Best wishes. ...Read more
I have a sinus infection. Does this mean that I can't swim in any water, even lakes? Washing my hair could be a problem also because of water in ears?
Popping noises in nose aftee blowing it. .I'm still getting over a sinus infection on med second one won't go away?
Nasal sprays/M.D.: Sinusitis may take weeks to resolve and require more than one course of antibiotics. Nasal irrigation with nasal saline rinses and nasal steroid sprays may lessen the time to recovery. Monitor your temperature and reporting continued symptoms and report fever to your physician. I hope that this helps. ...Read more
For 5 days now I have woke up in the morning and my ears feel full and and hardly hear could I have sinus infection?
I have a horrible sinus infection that has cut off air flow to my ears. I bent over experienced a pop followed by pain and no sound?
Infections: It is not easy to be sure if you have a sinus infection but some of the symptoms are stuffiness, pressure over your sinuses, head ache and a lengthy persistence of the symptoms. Ear infections often hurt and often cause a decrease in you hearing . To be sure and treat it properly go see you doctor. ...Read more
Got over a sinus infection... Feel water like drainage from left ear. Minor pain. Maybe a 4 ish on pain scale. What should I do?
Ear drainage : Try to pop your ears. Hold your nose down and blow really hard. Your ears should pop. This is called a valsalva maneuver you need to pop your ear 30 to 40 times to equillabrate the pressure. If this does not work try Flonase from your doctor. That should help as well .Good luck! ...Read more
I am pretty sure I have a sinus infection with double ear infection, but don't have a dr. Appointment until tomorrow, what can I take now to help?
I was diagnosed with a double ear and sinus infection. I have a 2 month old that has a cold. Is it safe to be around him? I don't want himto get worse.
Contagiousness: Your 2 month old has all the immunity that you do until 6 months. He can get the same viral colds as you, but he is not at risk for the secondary infections that you have (ear infections, sinusitis). As with any cold in a child of this age, you have to be on the look out for developing an ear infection from his cold, but he won't get it from you. ...Read more
Call your doctor: Are you self diagnosing sinuses or was it diagnosed by the doctor? Sinuses when clogged or infected have connections with ears so that's not a stretch to put together in terms of maladies going hand in hand. If you saw your physician were you given any meds? If you haven't seen your doc yet then, that's the next step. In the mean time, GOOD fluids, GOOD FLUIDS, & more GOOD FLUIDS & call doctor. ...Read more
Why do my ears make crackling noises for a few hours at night? I had a sinus infection 2 weeks/ ago and this has been going on since OCT 31st .
Salt water: Try salt water nose spray or a neti, which may help. ...Read more
Sinus infection late feb. Symptoms cleared, but ears are still a little clogged. Can hear, but often trying to clear them. Normal? Appt scheduled.
No disease is normal: What i mean is that although you may have had a viral rhino-sinusitis and you are having minor symptoms of eustachian tube blockage; this is not normal. Furthermore, you have an appointment with a physician, hopefully an ENT doctor who can specifically identify if you have either a negative pressure in your middle ears or just et blockage with mucus. ...Read more
Let a doc look: The external ear canal shouldn't swell with a sinus infection. The little eustachian tube could get plugged with mucous, but you couldn't tell by looking--it's internal. ...Read more
They told me I have fluid in my ears and a sinus infection is it normal to have nosebleeds cause I have been having some?
Yes : With a sinonasal infection, the mucous membrane of the nose and sinuses is inflamed. It is extremely common to have bloody discharge or even some heavier nosebleeds. Treat the sinus infection as directed by your doctor, but don't forget increased oral fluids and nasal saline irrigations to flush out the nose and sinuses. ...Read more
What to do if i'm using Neti Pot fo weeks now and it opened up my right ear but iam having some sinus infection.S it because of netipot?
I've had a sinus infection for 8 days. My ear is now clogged or blocked. How can I treat it and how can I sleep to prevent further pain?
I have fluid in my ears diagnosed with a sinus infection. pain in my neck on left side. Is this related to fluid in ears and sinus infection?
Hi, i had a sinus infection about two months ago, but lately i feel like my left ear pops and i can hear better, do you know what this could be?
I'm just going through the end stages of a sinus infection and one of my ears feels plugged (been 3 days). How long until the ear will get unplugged?
Hard to say.: Hard to say, could be today, or a week. Take OTC decongestants. If it persists a week, see an ENT doc. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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