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Tmj Clogged Ears
Can TMJ cause my right ear to feel clogged? ENT doctor said that my ear was fine but it feels blocked all the time.
Yes, but...: It can be dental in origin, but there are other diseases that cause ear fullness with a normal ear exam. Eustacian tube dysfunction for example can present as you complained. Reviewing your conditions you noted above makes me think that TMJ is the most likely however. ...Read more
Not sure: I am not sure what you mean by "clogged ear tips". If you have middle ear fluid, then you should not fly because of potentially serious complications, such as bleeding into the ear, sudden deafness, and even a perforation. You need a diagnosis before you fly. ...Read more
Had clogged ears due to cold and it take several day to get normal and cold is my regular problem. So what to do?
Clogged ears: Decongestant and lemon dropsGet a more detailed answer ›
Allergies Clog Ears: Allergies are a very common cause of clogged ears. The pressure behind the eardrums is kept normal by a tube that goes from the middle ear to the back of the nose. Allergies cause swelling in the back of the nose, swelling the opening to that tube closed, causing the ear pressure. ...Read more
Blocked ears: Ear- blocking does sometimes occur as part of a person's allergy symptoms, because the eustachian tubes can swell when there is allergic inflammation. Ears can also itch, along with nasal and eye itching. Itching is more specific to allergies than ear blocking, because ears can also block with colds or ear infections, or even external problems like wax buildup. ...Read more
Safe, but painful..: I wouldn't necessarily cancel a flight if you have a cold, but because of the pressure change, you might have some pain in the ear. I recommend to my patients taking some sudafed and Ibuprofen about an hour before the flight, and if it's a long flight, also about an hour before landing. If the pain gets really bad, have a doc check it out after a day or two. Happy flying! ...Read more
My ear feels clogged and has a low ringing or humming noise what should do? Just started this morning
Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your symptoms. However, your eustacian tube (tube that goes from the inside of the ear and empties into the throat) may be closed off. That can create the sense of pressure and may be causing the ringing (tinnitus). Hydrate well. Consider use of an oral decongestant. You might also consider using a product like afrin (oxymetazoline) which is sprayed in the nose. Make sure that you don't use it more often that twice a day for a max of 3 to 5 days. Your symptoms may be the result of congestion. ...Read more
She complaints about earache, ringing, and clogged ears. We've tried everything but it doesn't work. Please help.
Time to see doctor: And get a proper diagnosis then it can be treated. ...Read more
Need to get help: Your symptoms warrant an urgent visit to a doctor. Most likely you have an ear infection of some kind. They can get rapidly worse. Proper diagnosis by examination is needed to determine treatment. Going to an urgent care or family doctor today can save you from a more painful emergency room visit tonight. Since you will not be seeing me today, I have nothing to gain by telling you to see a doctor ...Read more
Hello.: Hello. If your ears are clogged, it could be due to congestion. Congestion could create pressure on the eustacian tubes which normally can allow for pressure to equalize (or fluid to drain) as they connect the inside of the ear to the throat. You can try an oral decongestant or a nasal spray like afrin to help open up the area. If you use afrin, don't use any more often that twice a day for up to 3 to 5 days at the very longest. Hope your ears feel more comfortable soon. ...Read more
Congestion of the sinuses and ears is due to inflammation of the respiratory lining in the nose and around the eustachian tube. The inflammation can be due to allergy, viral or bacterial infection or irritation from smoke, fumes or dust.
Start with saline rinses and allergy control if allergies are an issue. See your primary doctor or ear nose and throat specialist for specific care. ...Read more
Yes: See an otolaryngologist.Get a more detailed answer ›
You need an exam: To figure this out. Could be anything from wax to a ruptured eardrum with infection. Go get checked, if persists. ...Read more
What are some great medications for clogged ears? I always get ottitis media during weather changes
Clogged ears: Nasal steroid sprays and antihistamines help keep sinuses clear which will hopefully reduce fluid build up in ears. ...Read more
Had a spinal tap and next day have clogged ears and noise sensitivity could it be from spinal tap would a bloodpatch help?
My ear feels clogged & hurts a bit, and tickles when I tilt my head right back and then forward also. What might be the cause?
Sounds like you have wax build up with some part that's loose.
See your pcp and have them examine and clean out your ear as needed. Don't try to do it yourself because you don't want to damage your ear drum especially if you have a large amount of wax buildup. ...Read more