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Can TMJ cause clogged ears when eating?

Can TMJ cause clogged ears when eating?

Possibly, but....: Tmj\tmd symptoms can include ear pain, tinnitus, ear pressure, and a muffled feeling. However, your clogged ears may very likely be caused by many other conditions. I suggest you first consult with an ENT (ear, nose and throat specialist). ...Read more

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What causes clogged ears ? And popin them all the time ? Bedside tmj

What causes clogged ears ? And popin them all the time ? Bedside tmj

The most common: Cause of clogged ears is ear wax. The accumulation can be considerable over time. Consult with your PCP or an otolaryngologist to have your ears checked. A quick exam can confirm or rule out a wax issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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Managing TMJ (Checklist)

Rest mouth from hard foods
Daily
Try OTC pain meds
Daily
Get a diagnosis and treatment from an experienced dentist
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Can TMJ cause my right ear to feel clogged? ENT doctor said that my ear was fine but it feels blocked all the time.

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

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My ear feels clogged I do have some pain, then when i open and close my mouth everyone can hear the the crackling sound and it blowing my nose dose not help also I do not have water in it. Could it be an ear infection?

Hello. : Hello. You could have an infection or you might simply have congestion that is preventing your eustachian tube from draining fluids from your middle ear. You might wish to try an oral decongestant. Afrin is also very effective. It is a nasal spray that helps reduce swelling. However, it should only be used up to twice a day for a maximum of 3 to 5 days. ...Read more

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Managing TMJ (Checklist)

Avoid hard, crunchy, chewy foods
Daily
Avoid opening too wide, chewing gum for long periods
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Avoid grinding teeth
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Use NSAIDs to manage inflammation/pain
Daily
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Colds for 5 days.clogged ears after blowing and slight ringing of ears..please help?

Colds for 5 days.clogged ears after blowing and slight ringing of ears..please help?

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. ...Read more

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What is the best way unclog clogged ears?

What is the best way unclog clogged ears?

Depends on cause: If it is wax or something in your ear canal, your ENT would be best to unclog it. If it is fluid behind your ear drum, either time or a myringotomy (incision in ear drum) performed by your ENT are best answers. ...Read more

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Managing TMJ (Checklist)

See your dentist for proper diagnosis and treatment regimen
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Take analgesics as necessary for discomfort
Daily
Try warm compresses externally to help loosen joint muscles
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If prescribed, use TMJ splint appliance
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Normal to have clogged ears after flu?

Normal to have clogged ears after flu?

Yes: Respiratory viruses can cause inflammation of the Eustachian tubes. These tubes allow you to equalize pressures in your ears. Decongestants or nasal saline rinses can help. If it is not improving, see your doctor. ...Read more

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