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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.See 5 more doctor answers
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.
Symptoms could be: Viral syndrome. Generally viral symptoms could if uncomplicated treated with decongestants, increased warm fluids and otc analgesics and expectorates as indicated. If symptoms persist or worsen urgent care or PCP visit.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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 doctorSee 1 more doctor answer