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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.???

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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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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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