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Why Do My Ears Hurt When I Bend Over
Probably not ears: There are many structures at the side of the face besides the ears. Bending over should not cause any ear pressure or pain. You may have referred pain from the jaw joint or possibly pain in the neck referred to the side of the face. If an ENT doctor can document that the ear drum, middle ear, and ear canal are normal, you will then rule out the ear as a source of your pain. ...Read more
I flew a week ago with a blocked nose and my ears hurt from the pressure but they have not equalised since and hurt when i bend over or blow my nose?
Eustachian Tubes: Drink plenty of fluids and use gentle saline to try and open your sinus passages and your Eustachian tubes. Blowing out your cheeks and swallowing or blowing into a straw with the end blocked by your finger, will help. For persistent symptoms, see your doctor. All the best and feel better. ...Read more
Pressure barometric : Pressure, temp can influence each other This may be part of the explanation You can ask your physician to see if anything is happening in you ears when you are examined. ...Read more
Eustachian tube: The tube that drains mucous from your middle ear is likely swollen. It can open and close when you chew or "pop" your ear and such maneuvers allow the air in and the pressure change can be uncomfortable. This will usually resolve over time as the swelling goes down.Ibuprofen should help for the pain.If it in not improving gradually, have it checked. ...Read more
Pressure change: The pressure of the water against the air in the outside of your ear drum becomes so high it causes pain. Holding your nose and blowing air into the middle ear equalizes the pressure between the outside of the drum and inside instantly stopping here pain. ...Read more
Possible TMJ: syndrome with referred pain. I suggest an oral surgical evaluation and dental checkup. ...Read more
Why do my ears hurt sometimes? It feels like an earache but I don't think it is. It also hurts my ears when I swallow and bite down.
Many possibilities..: An exam will be your best way to determine the cause... pressure from fluid/allergies? TMJ? Dental issue? There are many reasons for ear pain and an exam will give you the answer fairly quickly... ...Read more
Referred ear pain: A source of primary throat pain or discomfort can commonly also cause referred ear pain because of some overlap between the nerves to the throat that also go to the ears. ...Read more
No: This is not normal. Go see a doctor and get examined. ...Read more
Eustachian tube: When you swallow, a muscle called the tensor veli palatini, opens the eustachian tube and air from the back of the nose (not really air but gases of oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide) travel into the middle ear and the ear drum pops. This is a normal physiological phenomenon. The ears should not hurt when you swallow. See an ENT doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Common: Congestion may have created pressure in ears. Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Feel better. ...Read more
Hard to say: Localized symptoms you describe could be as simple as an allergic response to inhaled pollen with throat drainage. It could also be a bacterial or viral infection involving both areas. If it does not respond to simple comfort measures in a day or so you might want to have it looked at. ...Read more
Ear buds&ears?NEVER: One hting we were taught in medical school is to never put anything larger than your elbow inside your ear! to clean your ears you use commercially available ear drops or hydrogen peroxide. They don't hurt&are much safer. The hydrogen peroxide dissolves the wax, you leave it in for 5 minutes or so. Then use a wisp of tissue to dab it dry. Repeat weekly/biweekly depending on wax degree. ...Read more
My ears hurt pretty bad.. I'm not really sure what's wrong but they hurt from the inside.. Could it be because of the air conditioner?
What do you suggest if my ears hurt pretty bad.. I'm not really sure what's wrong but they hurt from the inside.. maybe its from air conditioner?
Ibuprofen and see Dr: Many things can cause ear pain including inner ear infections, infections to the ear canal, and foreign object to name a few. While you can take some ibuprofen and see if that makes things more comfortable for you I suggest that you have a medical professional exam your ears as each of these conditions is treated in a different manner. ...Read more
My ears hurt so bad! Just came from 3 hours movie. My seat was exactly beside the speaker which was very loud. Are my ears damaged? What should I do?
Diagnosis: The symptoms are very unusual. If you have no hearing loss, drainage or vertigo, it may not be your ears. TMD is a common entity often misdiagnosed by primary care physicians, but it the second most common cause of ear pain in the absence of ear disease. This pain can be related to the jaw muscles. See an ENT doctor for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Sinus congestion?: Sounds like sinus congestion. Consider over the counter sinus rinses. If you're getting over a cold this should resolve on its own. If its a chronic problem this could be from many possible causes (allergies, chronic sinusitis, a blockage in the sinuses etc.). In that case see your doctor. ...Read more
My ears hurt, had then checked and they’re fine. What can I do to rid of the pain?? It’s not awful pain but it isn’t nice either.
Ear pain: One possibility is congestion at the very back of your nasal passages where the eustachian tubes connect with the middle ear. If the tubes are blocked by mucus, pressure and discomfort occurs in the ears. If you feel you have any amount of nasal blockage, squirt some decongestant nasal spray, like Afrin, into both nostrils. You could also irrigate with warm salt water to clear nasal mucus. ...Read more
Possible TMJ: An ear infection usually follows a cold and has hearing loss, sometimes fever and drainage. It can affect one or both ears. The exam is abnormal. If both ears hurt and exam is normal consider TMJ problem from chewing muscles being tight or infection behind palate. Hearing is normal but ears might feel full. ...Read more
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