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Treatment Of Ear Crackling
I came down with a cold/laryngitis on June 3rd and it came with a middle ear infection. I ahve been to 3 doctors; was on antibiotic for 10 days and there was improvement but not a complete cure. I continued to have fluid build up in my ear, crackling noic
TMJ: The most likely explanation is the temporomandibular joint (tmj). This joint is located just in front of the ear canal, and the sounds of the joint movements can often be detected by the nearby ear. This is called crepitus, the crunchy, crackling noise of the joint. Inflammation of the TMJ usually produces more noticeable crepitus. Other causes are hairs or wax in the ear canal. ...Read more
What could cause the ear crackling when I move my jaw slightly? It is not associated with any noticeable amount of pain.
Normal: All the joints in the body produce a small amount of gas bubbles. This is a common thing noticed as a cracking or popping in the joint. You hear it in you ear because the joint of the jaw is close to it and the sound conducts through the bone to the ear. So long as you have no pain there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more
Rt ear crackling & full X 2weeks. DX with OE, treated with abx drops and shot. Saw only slight bulging of ear drum and opaque. Why still crackling?
Your middle ear is trying to equalize but can't. Sounds like there is still fluid present in the middle ear and can't drain out the eustachian tube.
Ask your doctor about using Clear.ease Lozenges — www.grossan.com. These are papain and bromelain enzymes designed for pilots and scuba divers who can't clear their ears. One four times a day melt in mouth between cheek and gums — the buccal pouch. ...Read more
Ear crackling when I push my index finger in right ear. It clogs up when I lie down on my right side and in unclog it by pushing index fnger. Any advice?
Follow up with an ENT doctor.
Do you have sinusitis, allergies? Reflux?. Ever had tubes in your ears, large tonsils? These conditions when lying down would cause drainage/blockage and clog the ear. Would elevate head of bed, if allergies, try Zyrtec, (cetirizine) if sinusitis consider zyrtec (cetirizine) and an antibiotic, If reflux consider omeprazole. Good luck ...Read more
Tinnitis, pressure in ear, crackling, sensitive hearing for years, now suddenly getting worse, while resting. Feel like ear is being torn apart. Sugg?
ENT doctor: If these symptoms are real there should be some technique by which a cause can be uncovered. Go back and see an ENT specialist and if you are dissatisfied with their opinion ask them to refer you onward. This is solvable. You will have to work at it. Good luck. ...Read more
Doctors continuously fobbing me off with anxiety. Ear crackling, pressure & pain coming and going in both ears for the last 2 months... Bloods clear?
Consult w/an: Ear noes and throat doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Please help for ist 4days- ear pain, eardurms(retracted), ear fullness then- tinnitus, ear crackling on swallow, earfullness(sometimes) no hearing loss?
See an ENT doctor: Ear pain and fullness can be due to tmd (temporo-mandibular disorder). Retraction of drum may indicate eustachian tube obstruction, but that requires a specialist's observation. Crackling on swallowing is normal. The presence of normal hearing strongly indicates no pathology in the external or middle ear. ...Read more
Pain-L top cuspid & 2molars next to. Roof mouth felt bruised brief. Sore to bite down on cuspid. Ear crackling, L nostril burning. Dentist a month ago?
Dentist mth ago X-rays & 2 fillings — reoccurring pain in top L cuspid,2 molars, sore to bite down. Burning nostril, ear crackling, roof mouth sore?
Deep Fillings?: If the teeth that are bothering you are the ones that were restored, the restorations may have been deep. Please see your dentist and have the teeth re-evaluated. ...Read more
Singer with left side: blocked ear, crackling ear, ear ache, swollen lymph under jaw & hoarse. Gp reffered to ENT — 6month wait. Any ideas please?
Ear exam: It's unfortunate that a physician cannot or will not examine your ear to see whether it's blocked or the drum is inflamed and/ or infected. In case the eustachian tube in back of the nose is blocked(which would cause pressure to build up in the ear), irrigate your nasal passages with warm salt water and try a decongestant nasal spray for a short time. However, it's best to have a md examine you. ...Read more
Ear clicking: Hello. The clicking sound is the palatoglossis muscle opening and closing the eustachian tube opening. This is the normal pathway that the middle ear allows for air to enter. This allows for an equalization of the air pressure in the ear to the atmosphere. ...Read more
TMJ vs Ear vs Neck: If your ear clicks, with or without neck movement, it could either be your eustachian (ear tube) tube or your jaw joint (tmj). Sometimes, degenerative changes in youir neck bones can cause neck noise when your turn your head. ...Read more
Ear vs TMJ: Having popping/clicking TMJ noises not necessarily a problem. Many people experience these noises. Without pain or limitation of function the noise itself is not an issue. If you have locking or limited movement, "ear" pain, headaches, morning jaw stiffness/soreness, difficulty chewing, bruxism, previous jaw injuries or other jaw conditions, the problem is more serious. Then see a TMJ specialist. ...Read more
Whenever I exhale out my mouth my ears click. It also happens when talking. It clicks afterwards. What could this be and will it go away?
It could be temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Also, it could be your eustachian tube trying to equalize pressure in your middle ear.
See your doctor and get it checked out. It could get worse if not treated. ...Read more
My ears click when I swallow. Is this normal? If I plug my nose and swallow I feel air/pressure go into my ears and it stays that way until I swallow.
Ears click swallow: Yes it is normal Usually means air pressure in ears and eustachian canal are changing. Do a wikipedia on this to get more details. ...Read more
Always get bad headaches when I lie down -going on for 10 yrs. Also, pain when I press on head. Worried it's a brain tumour. Ears click when I swallow.
We check for underlying causes such as earwax occluding the ear canals, hearing loss due to history of loud noise exposure or age-relates, medications, high blood pressure, head/neck injuries, head/neck tumors, TMJ disorder, etc.
Treatments will depend on of whether the cause of tinnitus is treatable or not. ...Read more
No: Lots of stuff on the market, but none that I have seen work. ...Read more
Bacterial infection: Warm dark wet spaces such as a wet ear canal make an ideal breeding ground for bacteria such as pseudomonas and staph and these cause swimmers ear. Antibiotic / steroid drops are most effective in treating it. It is more common in people who clean their ears with qtips as wax protects the skin from infection. Another reason to not clean your ear canals. Only the very outside should be touched. ...Read more
My ears hurt a lot and it has been like that for a long time what could it be and what is the treatment?
Hi my ear has been blocked about 8 months now i just want to know if there is an aloternative metrhod for Otovent Glue Ear Treatment. Like home made?
See an ENT: 8 months is a ridiculously long time to suffer with blocked ears. Please have you ears evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more
I have ringing and noise in my ears sometimes I hear my heartbeat, for about a year. I didn't get any treatment for it Is there a way to stop it.
Tinnitus: It's worth seeing an ENT physician to be evaluated and hear treatment options. ...Read more
Noise: Most causes of ringing is due to auditory nerve irritation or degeneration, although the means by which that occurs is quite variable. The most effective treatment is to play a sound source to distract you from the internal noise. A high-tech solution involves precise matching of the ringing tones and then to produce noise cancellation by reversing tonalities. ...Read more
Allergies!! Should be evaluated (what's inside your PILLOWS!!!!)
Use an anti-histamine/decongestive at bedtime (eg Xyrtec -D)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more