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What Could Cause My Ear To Hurt When I Yawn
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
I experience some sharp ear pain when i yawn or open my mouth. what could be the causes of this? probable TMJ.
I started having pain in left ear and temple when chewing or yawning. Also have had problems with discs in my neck. Could it cause ear pain?
Jaw pain: Hello, i would first think of tmj. The jaw joint may become inflamed and benefit from otc ibuprophen. I usually have patients use this as directed for 10 days. Also avoid repetitive jaw motion like gum chewing. See your doctor for confirmation. Physical therapy and possibly a dental splint while sleeping may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Having some clicking in ears when yawning.. Trying to pop ears manually while exhaling holding nose.. Feels like fluid but not popping.. No ear pain?
Eustachian tube dyfx: When you are yawning the popping you are having is caused by air rushing into the ear when your eustachian tube is opening. The eustachian tube is a tube that connects your ear to your throat and opens naturally when you yawn or swallow. Try popping your ears by plugging your nose and blowing hard. Your ears should pop open. This is called a valsalva maneuver and is very effective. ...Read more
Will I get bad ear pain on an airplane if I have a small cold like only a stuffy nose? If yes, will chewing or yawning prevent it for sure?
Please see your: doctor.Have you been swimming? It sounds like you may have Swimmer's Ear (otitis externa), which is an infection of the ear canal, caused by water in the ear, making a good environment for bacteria and fungus to grow. The only way to tell this for sure is to have your ear examined. The treatment, if necessary, would be prescription drops, as opposed to oral antibiotics for a regular ear infection. ...Read more
Vertigo x 2 weeks upon yawning + swallowing pain lt. side of throat + ear pain. Seeing ENT one week. Help. ?
Bloody postnasal drip, left ear pain only when swallowing and yawning. I'm 20,cancer? Sore throat on and off for 3 weeks too.
Sinus infection?: If you have not noted any blood in your nasal secretion, then one must consider sinusitis as a potential cause. The ear pain however is more suggestive of a jaw problem (teeth grinding, gum chewing etc) and you may need to ask your dentist to check it out if the problem fails to resolve. Cancer is unlikely but not totally impossible even at your age. ...Read more
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