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What causes my ears to pop and feel almost like water is in them?

What causes my ears to pop and feel almost like water is in them?

Pop and water in the: This complaint may be due to either water or wax that are trapped in your outer ear canal, fluid collection behind your ear drum as commonly happens after a cold, dysfunction of the connection between the middle ear and the back of the nose (the eustachian tube) as occurs commonly with nasal congestion/cold, bubbles naturally found in the lower jaw joint or when the ear drum is perforated. ...Read more

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My left ear has been "popping" for a couple weeks now. Doesn't hurt or anything but it's annoying. Water noise Always triggers the popping! ?

My left ear has been "popping" for a couple weeks now. Doesn't hurt or anything but it's annoying. Water noise Always triggers the popping! ?

Eustachian tube: Sometimes the eustachian tube between the back of the nose and the middle ear is not opening and draining the way it should. Drinking more water can help thin secretions and improve the popping. ...Read more

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I have a cold & have just experienced a popping in both ears. Like my head is under water. I'm also having very bad memory loss half way through talki?

I have a cold & have just experienced a popping in both ears. Like my head is under water. I'm also having very bad memory loss half way through talki?

Get checked now.: The loss of memory is NOT typical of a cold. It is also worrying. Stop any over the counter medications you are taking and do not drink alcohol or use any recreational drugs. Do not drive if you have sudden memory loss. Go to the ED now to be sure something is not seriously wrong with your brain. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are getting a cold and can hear a bubble-popping/ running water sound in the ear?

What does it mean when you are getting a cold and can hear a bubble-popping/ running water sound in the ear?

Pressure change: The swelling in and behind your nose causes the tube that goes from your nose to your ear to not work properly, thus the pressure change in the ear makes you feel clogged and have popping. ...Read more

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What causes my ears to pop at work?

What causes my ears to pop at work?

Eustachian tube: Eustachian tube dysfunction is the inability to equalize effectively. If you can yawn or swallow to open up your eustachian tube and equalize, that is the most simple solution. Some people will use over-the-counter decongestantl to help with hopeful quick success. If this does not work or this is persistent, you see an md to ensure nothing worse is happening. ...Read more

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What causes my ears to pop extremely loudly when I swallow or wiggle my jaw?

What causes my ears to pop extremely loudly when I swallow or wiggle my jaw?

ETD: Ears popping with swallowing or jaw movement, most commonly, is due to eustachian tube dysfunction. The eustachian tube connects the middle ear with the back of the nose. The muscles of swallowing are also the muscles the open and close the eustachian tube. Colds, allergies, ear infection as well as other swelling and inflammation can lead to eustachian tube dysfunction (etd) and ear popping. ...Read more

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Can a cold cause your ears to pop and crack when swallowing? Does it mean you have fluid? Does that mean you have an inner ear problem?

Can a cold cause your ears to pop and crack when swallowing? Does it mean you have fluid? Does that mean you have an inner ear problem?

Eustacian Tube: The eustacian tube allow you to pressurize the air in the middle ear behind the eardrum (i.e. When flying). This tube opens into the back of the nose. Any swelling in the nose, like a cold, can affect the et, leading to ear pressure change. This does not mean you have fluid in the middle ear- though you may if you can't hear-. It does mean the eusctacian tube is temporarily dysfunctional. ...Read more

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What causes temporary ear problem like having water in your ears?

What causes temporary ear problem like having water in your ears?

A few things: If you literally mean water in your ears, some ear canals are shaped in a way to trap water or even have excess ear wax that can trap water. Over the counter drying agents like swim-ear can help remove the water. Your pcp can check to see if your ears are filled with wax. Eustacian tube dysfunction can prevent your ears from draining. Allergies can also cause this. See your md if this persists. ...Read more

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Water causes your ears to feel full after a cold?

Water causes your ears to feel full after a cold?

Congestion: Can clamp down on the eustachian tube which drains the ears into the throat. Thus, pressure is not equalized and can build up in the ear. ...Read more

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Why does diving in deep water cause ringing in the ears?

Why does diving in deep water cause ringing in the ears?

Agree w Dr. Wyatt: It may represent barotrauma - this could occur at deeper or shallower depths. You referred to "deep water". You haven't told us if this is breath hold diving, scuba diving, surface supplied air, mixed gas or what. Your dive profile will help provide a clue as to cause. A brief shallow dive well within dive tables will not likely cause dcs. Give more info to get more info. Can re-ask. ...Read more

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Can getting water in you ear cause a slight headache? How do you stop the issue? I

Can getting water in you ear cause a slight headache? How do you stop the issue? I

WATER INSIDE EARS: Water can be absorbed later on. There is a feeling of obstruction in the affected ear and slight hearing loss. ...Read more

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Cause of itching and popping in my ear?

Cause of itching and popping in my ear?

2 different problems: Itching in the ear canal is usually caused by dryness and if you are a q-tip user, please stop immediately. Ear wax has an important function and will clean itself.
Popping sensation in the ear is separate and is usually an awareness of air entering the middle ear from the back of the nose and a gentle popping of the ear drum. Rarely, popping can be due spasm of middle ear muscles. ...Read more

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On occasion when I get water in my ears, my head will shake violently and I will tense up. Doesn't last long. What causes this?

On occasion when I get water in my ears, my head will shake violently and I will tense up. Doesn't last long. What causes this?

Seizure?: If this is uncontrolled, it could be a sign of a more serious underlying condition which merits MRI or eeg evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I unplug my ears? It feels like im under water and I tried holding my nose and exhaling, but my ears did not pop. Been like this for a week

How can I unplug my ears? It feels like im under water and I tried holding my nose and exhaling, but my ears did not pop. Been like this for a week

Ear wax remover: The druggist can direct you to ear wax removers, but since ears are delicate and hearing is a sense i'd hate to damage or lose, i'd probably visit a doctor or clinic so they could evaluate the reason. Swimming can introduce unknowns as can other activities I can't begin to imagine. Don't poke or pick your ears! That's a dangerous thing to do, but warmth may melt the waxy stuff if that's what it is. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a "water feeling" in your ear?

What causes rid of a "water feeling" in your ear?

Treat problem: If the water feeling in your ear is due to actual liquid in your ear, treat the cause. If it is due to actual retained water from bathing or shower, consider a hair blow dryer on cool temperature setting. If it is due to infection or inflammation of your ear canal, ear drum, or middle ear, get it treated. It begins with a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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My ears have been popping and have felt clogged for a few days. It's not affecting my hearing much. What are possible causes?

My ears have been popping and have felt clogged for a few days. It's not affecting my hearing much. What are possible causes?

It could be...: ...Nasal congestion, building of fluid behind the tympanic membrane. You can try taking an antihistamine over the counter or your doctor can prescribe you a nasal spray. Another cause to consider will be wax build up, but sounds more like congestion. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can Invisalign cause lasting headaches and ear popping?

Can Invisalign cause lasting headaches and ear popping?

It is possible: Invisalign is not the only reason for this, but they do cause pressure on the teeth which can lead to headaches. ...Read more

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It is possible that a food allergy causes ear popping and crackling?

It is possible that a food allergy causes ear popping and crackling?

Not likely: Food allergy reactions typically cause rash, hives, swelling, diarrhea and other GI symptoms. Ear popping/crackling is suggestive of eustachian tube dysfunction that is more commonly seen in environmental allergies leading to nasal congestion. ...Read more

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I hear crackling in my right ear when my head tilts, like water is stuck in my ear but persistent. It started 4 days ago, stopped, then returned. What could cause this?

I hear crackling in my right ear when my head tilts, like water is stuck in my ear but persistent. It started 4 days ago, stopped, then returned. What could cause this?

Serous otitis: You likely have a serous otitis media. This means there is fluid behind the eardrum. Talk with your ent. Some would treat with antibiotics while others would suggest just giving it time to resolve on its own. ...Read more

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Could water behind my ear cause my ear infection and pain?

Could water behind my ear cause my ear infection and pain?

Check with MD: This is an easy one to diagnose in a doctor's office, so go an get it checked out. Remember most ear infections, especially in the young, are caused by viral infection, so antibiotics don't work. ...Read more

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Can getting water in one's ear when showering cause damage/hearing loss?

Can getting water in one's ear when showering cause damage/hearing loss?

Shower water in ear: Getting water in one's ear during shower will not cause a middle ear infection or hearing loss. A very distant possibility is an external ear infection like in swimmer's ear. ...Read more