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What Can I Do For My Ear Poor Hearing Unless I Yawn Big
Yawning is opening the mouth semi-voluntarily while taking a long, deep breath of air. It is a type of reflex action controlled by the brain (a person cannot yawn on command). Yawning is normal, and usually due to drowsiness or tiredness. However, excessive yawning that happens much more often than normal may be caused by vagus nerve signals, due ...Read more
My daughter has poor hearing due to a cold, we went to dr and she said her ear is shiny! What does that mean is it normal?
Ear: When the doctor looks in the ear canal he should be able to see the reflection of 3 small bones through a transparent membrane. In the case of a severe cold fluid fills the middle ear and the bones may not be seen and can look cloudy and the bones are not well seen ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ear is blocked (pressure and lost hearing) after using the neil med sinus rinse. I tried yawning to pop it and a q-tip. How can I unblock my ear?
Wax Impaction: You probably moistened a near complete wax impaction and made the blockage complete. This may require an ENT doctor to fix but you can try dissolving the wax. Debrox and Cerumenex are good at this. I suggest repeat usage several times a day until the wax dissolves. If it doesn't after a day or two time to see the doctor. Seeing a ENT rather than your pcp is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been prescribed ear drops for my ear. Before taking them I was fine, after taking them It feels like I lost hearing in my left ear, is it normal?
Not normal: If you were fine before, what was the indication for the ear drops? It is most likely the ear drops have deposited on the ear drum. This will block some hearing. Have an ENT doctor observe the ear under a microscope in office and suction the ear drops off the drum and it is most likely your hearing will return to its previous state. ...Read more
I have ear ache and have done for nearly 2 weeks. But tonight I have lost hearing for my ear and constant throbbing pain and sharp pain.
See your PCP: for consultation, tests and possible referral to a specialist ENT to determine a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My ear hurts and it feels like theirs a big cotton ball in there When I hold my nose and blow it hurts worse when I yawn it sounds like theirs water ?
About 3-4 weeks ago my throat, the back of my tongue, & my ear drums hurt when i swallow and yawn. & when i swallow a feel a big ball is in my throat.
My ears continue to pop from my sinus infect that has not completly heal. Been a mth. My hearing seems unbalance everyday and is worst when i yawn too much. Will it go away on own or how do i treat it?
Jaw moving: It may just be you are hearing the bones in your skull moving when you yawn, most likely the sound is coming from the joint where your jaw bone meets the skull, the temperomandibular joint. No need to worry if you aren't having any pain. ...Read more
Im hearing a whooshing sound in my left ear. Its not all day but i most often hear it when i yawn, lay down, or turn my head. What could it be ?
Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Been 1 week with fluid behind eardrum with feeling of fullness and reduced hearing. Now ear is popping when I yawn. Good sign?
Possibly....: Ear popping with swallowing or yawning signals pressure equalization between inner and out ear. While annoying, this problem usually isn't serious. Rarely, if it persists and worsens, it can lead to a perforated eardrum, an acute ear infection, and even loss of hearing. Be sure to see your doctor if you develop fever, severe ear pain, or drainage from an ear. ...Read more
Reason for cracking noise near my left ear whenever i open my mouth, chew or yawn? It started way before but recently been hearing it stronger
TMJ joint issue: This popping is a joint (TMJ) issue where the disk in the joint become dislocated...same thing as in a popping knee or shoulder. If it is causing you issues I would see a TMJ specialist or an orthodontist with good TMJ experience. No worries Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. http://htap.us/28qexs ...Read more
Right ear hearing muffled if i swallow or yawn. Tipping head temp relieves, upside down head causes click above ear and most effective. Click hurts.
When I speak/yawn my right ear hurts a bit, hearing is kinda not full also I had cold for 5-8 days. It kinda started after shower, qtip shows no wax?
Eustachian tube issu: Yawning straightens out the canal between your middle ear & back of the throat.This often allows air movement back/forth. You likely have some transient swelling in that tube that prevents it from remaining open at rest. It normally allows moisture from your middle ear to drain into your throat & air to enter the space.If blocked,moisture can build and vacuum may pull in the drum.It will pass. ...Read more
? TMJ Problem: It is possible that you may have a TMJ problem. An evaluation by your dentist or ENT would be suggested. ...Read more
Normal: When you yawn, the Eustachian tube (the channel that connects the back of the nose to the middle ear) opens and gases (air) from the back of the nose reach the middle ear space and often the patient can experience a crackle. This is a normal physiological phenomenon and every body should experience this event. Your sickness probably is independent of this normal process. ...Read more
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