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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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Treating Swimmer's Ear (Checklist)

Keep water out of ears (use earplugs or shower cap when showering)
Daily
Use eardrops as directed
Daily
Use Tylenol or warm compresses to minimize pain
3x day
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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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Treating an Ear Infection (Checklist)

Look for other sources of ear pain besides infection
Once
Ask doc if TMJ (spasm of muscles to jaw joint) is causing ear pain
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Know that middle ear fluid isn't necessarily infection
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Look for ear pain and ear drainage -- both signs of infection
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I read that menier caused by an excess of fluid in the inner ear. I can make sound in my ear, feels like fluid/water with 'click' or 'crack' sound. ?

I read that menier caused by an excess of fluid in the inner ear. I can make sound in my ear, feels like fluid/water with 'click' or 'crack' sound. ?

TMD?: Have an evaluation for temporal mandibular joint dysfunction by your dentist. Tmd has symptoms similar to the ones you presented. Ménière's disease often has a hearing and balance component which you did not mention. ...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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