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What could cause stopped up sinuses and clogged ears with no mucus?

What could cause stopped up sinuses and clogged ears with no mucus?

Sinus/ear congestion: Congestion of the sinuses and ears is due to inflammation of the respiratory lining in the nose and around the eustachian tube. The inflammation can be due to allergy, viral or bacterial infection or irritation from smoke, fumes or dust. Start with saline rinses and allergy control if allergies are an issue. See your primary doctor or ear nose and throat specialist for specific care. ...Read more

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Sinuses (Definition)

Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more


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What can cause clogged ears and head pressure besides sinuses and cold ?

What can cause clogged ears and head pressure besides sinuses  and cold ?

Impacted wax: If you have ruled out middle ear infection, sinusitis, and Eustachian tube obstruction, then there are 2 other possibilities for clogged ears. One is impacted wax and the other is referred symptoms from masticatory (jaw) muscle spasm. ...Read more

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Clogged ears mucus and stuff nose what do I do to clear it up?

Clogged ears mucus and stuff nose what do I do to clear it up?

URTI: It could be due to upper respiratory viral syndrome(urti). It usually gets better in 3-5 days, but if this persists you may need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is it? sore throat and loss of voice two weeks ago, that cleared up and now deep cough with clogged ears and orange mucus in nose for a week.???

What is it?  sore throat and loss of voice two weeks ago, that cleared up and now deep cough with clogged ears and orange mucus in nose for a week.???

Different infection: was sore throat now a different infection in the sinuses, use nasal saline if thick mucus, if worse see your dr. for antibiotic. use antihistamine/decongestant pills and nasal steroid like fluticisone nasal spray; one spray to each nostril twice a day till better ...Read more

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Can allergies cause clogged ears?

Can allergies cause clogged ears?

Allergies Clog Ears: Allergies are a very common cause of clogged ears. The pressure behind the eardrums is kept normal by a tube that goes from the middle ear to the back of the nose. Allergies cause swelling in the back of the nose, swelling the opening to that tube closed, causing the ear pressure. ...Read more

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Can mascara allergy cause clogged ears?

Can mascara allergy cause clogged ears?

Unlikely: Are you sure it is mascara allergy and not plain old seasonal allergies? Mascara allergy will cause a local rash and rash on the eyelids. Nasal allergies can cause clogged ears. ...Read more

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Can a blood patch cause clogged ears and light headedness?

Can a blood patch cause clogged ears and light headedness?

No: A blood patch is used to treat post duralumin puncture headache. Clogged ears and lightheaded sound like a middle ear problem. Check with your doctor. ...Read more

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My ear feels clogged & hurts a bit, and tickles when i tilt my head right back and then forward also. What might be the cause?

My ear feels clogged & hurts a bit, and tickles when i tilt my head right back and then forward also.  What might be the cause?

Wax buildup: Sounds like you have wax build up with some part that's loose. See your pcp and have them examine and clean out your ear as needed. Don't try to do it yourself because you don't want to damage your ear drum especially if you have a large amount of wax buildup. ...Read more

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Another question ear feels clogged maybe hurts. When I use that technique with air to clogg ear it almost causes it to get stuck I used ear drops?

Another question ear feels clogged maybe hurts. When I use that technique with air to clogg ear it almost causes it to get stuck I used ear drops?

Get checked: You should be seen. The clogged feeling can be from infection or fluid behind the eardrum or from an impaction of wax in the ear canal. ...Read more

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What causes clogged ears ? And popin them all the time ? Bedside tmj

What causes clogged ears ? And popin them all the time ? Bedside tmj

The most common: Cause of clogged ears is ear wax. The accumulation can be considerable over time. Consult with your PCP or an otolaryngologist to have your ears checked. A quick exam can confirm or rule out a wax issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can TMJ cause clogged ears when eating?

Can TMJ cause clogged ears when eating?

Maybe: I would suggest having someone check your ears and if there is no problem see someone who can diagnose and treat TMJ problems. ...Read more

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Is it safe to fly when suffering from clogged ears caused by a cold?

Is it safe to fly when suffering from clogged ears caused by a cold?

Safe, but painful..: I wouldn't necessarily cancel a flight if you have a cold, but because of the pressure change, you might have some pain in the ear. I recommend to my patients taking some sudafed and Ibuprofen about an hour before the flight, and if it's a long flight, also about an hour before landing. If the pain gets really bad, have a doc check it out after a day or two. Happy flying! ...Read more

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What can cause clogged ears? I've got clogged ears for a year now and no doctor (i've tried many) can give answer that'd help in healing it.

What can cause clogged ears? I've got clogged ears for a year now and no doctor (i've tried many) can give answer that'd help in healing it.

Wax.: In a young person, wax (cerumen) would be a more frequent cause. If not wax, then it would be prudent to seek an exam by an ear/nose/throat specialist. ...Read more

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Can hypertension possibly cause clogged ears or blocked eustachian tubes?

Can hypertension possibly cause clogged ears or blocked eustachian tubes?

Unlikely: two common things and may occur together with one NOT causing the other! ...Read more

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I have clogged ears and tightness below the earlobe. can eustachian tube dysfunction cause the tightness i feel below my earlobe?

I have clogged ears and tightness below the earlobe. can eustachian tube dysfunction cause the tightness i feel below my earlobe?

Yes can ache.: Not only can your hearing become muffled but often there is an ache and discomfort. Various methods of ear clearing such as yawning, swallowing, or chewing gum, may be used intentionally to open the tube and equalize pressures. When this happens, you may hear a small popping sound. This condition resolves on it's own. ...Read more

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I have been sick for the last week took meds coughing has stopped now my sinues are stopped mainly right side and my right ear is clogged and right s?

I have been sick for the last week took meds coughing has stopped now my sinues are stopped mainly right side and my right ear is clogged  and right s?

Steam: You need to open the sonus. Do this with steam. You need to run hot shower water over face or have hot soup. Get the nose to run an you will feel better ...Read more

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How can I clear my sinuses in my nose? It just seems that there is so much mucus in my nose it is clogged, any ideas how to rid of it?

How can I clear my sinuses in my nose? It just seems that there is so much mucus in my nose it is clogged, any ideas how to rid of it?

Saline, saline, sali: Nasal mucous is a normal part of your nose and sinues, so you can never totally get rid of it. However, if it is bothersome because it is thick, try saline rinses (like a netipot or squeeze bottle variety) and consider a otc mucolytic like Mucinex (guaifenesin) which helps to break up mucous. See your doctor for fever, or green mucous that doesn't improve after 5-7 days. ...Read more

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My ear has been clogged for months now. I have chronic allergies, and every time I tilt my head to the right, my left ear clicks. I need the mucus out?

My ear has been clogged for months now. I have chronic allergies, and every time I tilt my head to the right, my left ear clicks. I need the mucus out?

ETD - see doc: The sensation of ears clogging, clicking and popping usually mean the eustachian tubes are not working well. Normally they equalize pressure in the middle ear and prevent fluid from accumulating. Swelling from infection (virus) or allergy can prevent normal function. Warning: this can last for weeks/months. Valsalva maneuver (blowing while pinching nose), sudafed, nasal sprays + prednisone help. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more