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What is the cause of ear pressure with allergic rhinitis?

What is the cause of ear pressure with allergic rhinitis?

Eustachian tube: There is a tube that connects the middle ear with the top of the throat, intended to keep middle ear pressure the same as barometric pressure. When allergies cause enough swelling in the nose that this tube closes off, middle ear pressure goes down as the tissues absorb the oxygen from the air, but barometric pressure doesn't. This causes the ear discomfort due to nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more


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How does oral anhistamimes help allergic rhinitis with fullness sometimes in ear and head pressure??? And how long does it take to work.

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How does oral anhistamimes help allergic rhinitis with fullness sometimes in ear and head pressure??? And how long does it take to work.

Oral antihistamines: Would help the itchy, sneezy and runny nose, but not the congestion. You need to see your doctor or an allergist to get help in managing your symptoms, good luck ...Read more

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What does this mean if I have head pressure constantly , ears hurt, swollen nasal turbinate. Doctor say allergic rhinitis but meds aren't helping.

What does this mean if I have head pressure constantly , ears hurt, swollen nasal turbinate. Doctor say allergic rhinitis but meds aren't helping.

? Sinusitis: And possibly Eustachian Tube dysfunction causing middle ear problems, can all be due to rhinitis. I don't know which medications you are on, but you might need different approach. See an allergist/ENT doctor, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Do you have to have runny nose, sneezing etc to have allergic rhinitis I don't have either except for a swollen turbinate & clear fluid in ears.

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Do you have to have runny nose, sneezing etc to have allergic rhinitis I don't have either except for a swollen turbinate & clear fluid in ears.

Rhinitis: Runny nose, sneezing/congestion are the cardinal symptoms of rhinitis, whether allergic or non-allergic. Swollen turbinates and clear fluid in ear (middle ears), are rather signs of inflamed nasal passages affecting middle ears drainage, yes you can have them without the classic symptoms in acute conditions, if long standing, better see an ENT for evaluation, good luck ...Read more

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Viral, bacterial, allergy? I ate spicy food & got runny nose. Day 2 nasal congestion/headache/ear pressure. Then a dry cough gets worse on waking up!

Viral, bacterial, allergy? I ate spicy food & got runny nose. Day 2 nasal congestion/headache/ear pressure. Then a dry cough gets worse on waking up!

Spicy food rhinitis: People often get running noses from eating spicy foods. Others might sweat. The spicy food can cause a mild reaction to the nose causing it to swell a little. This is the congestion. The spicy food can also cause more reflux which would irritate the throat which could cause you to cough. I hope this helps. I'm good health. ...Read more

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Does allergic rhinitis cause fluid in the ears?

Does allergic rhinitis cause fluid in the ears?

Probably: Fluid in the middle ears, indirectly, as inflamed nasal mucus membrane would block the Eustachian tubes openings in the throat through extended inflammation in the area. Fluid in external ears is unlikely to be caused by allergic rhinitis. Nasal saline irrigation and nasal sprays of different kinds, would help reduce nasal inflammation and open up Eustachian tubes to ventilate the middle ears ...Read more

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Can allergic rhinitis cause vertigo symptoms,fuzzy/static feeling in head and ears? Dr gave RX steroid nasal spray for symptoms and Dramamine.

Can allergic rhinitis cause vertigo symptoms,fuzzy/static feeling in head and ears? Dr gave RX steroid nasal spray for symptoms and Dramamine.

Congestion: Sinus congestion can cause all sorts of problems, , so if you have congestion along with ear fullness, dizziness, etc it is likely that the congestion is contributing. Also, the tubes that drain your ears could also be blocked, causing your ears to get congested. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I do if my allergic rhinitis causes constant head pressure like Is there a surgery or what meds to take to get rid of this situation. ?

What should I do if my allergic rhinitis causes constant head pressure like Is there a surgery or what meds to take to get rid of this situation. ?

Yes there is treatment: For your condition, but you need to see a specialist an allergist or ENT doctor, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

Ear Pressure (Definition)

Pressure in the middle ear is ideally equal to environmental pressure. It is corrected by the eustachian tube, which connects from the middle ear to the back of nose. The popping that occurs when one goes in an airplane is the eustachian tube opening to equalize ear pressure. When pressures differ, the ear drum can be sucked in or bulge out. With this fluid can accumulate ...Read more