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Hello! I'm a teen and i'm not sick this has been happening for a while every time I blow my nose my ears pop and it hurts...

Hello! I'm a teen and i'm not sick this has been happening for a while every time I blow my nose my ears pop and it hurts...

More likely pressure: You likely had an unnoticed closure of your eustachian tube that reopened to allow some air into your middle ear space.But this should not produce continuing pain. An office exam can separate the issues that will self correct vs the possibility of an ear infection that needs treatment. ...Read more

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My ears are popping and I feel dizzy and off balance whenever I blow my nose. Headache round left temple. Any advice! ?

My ears are popping and I feel dizzy and off balance whenever I blow my nose. Headache round left temple. Any advice! ?

Middle ear effusion: You may have a blocked eustachian tube causing a collection of fluid in your middle ear which could cause your symptoms. Also significant ear infection could also be causing your symptoms (along with a host of other possible diagnoses) Best to see your doctor for an evaluation. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck and get checked out soon. Dr R ...Read more

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Why is my sinus infection still there, no coloring of mucus when i blow my nose, clear, but i still feel the pressure. Can it be rhinitis as i am 23 weeks pregnant. My ears cont to pop very often too.

Why is my sinus infection still there, no coloring of mucus when i blow my nose, clear, but i still feel the pressure. Can it be rhinitis as i am 23 weeks pregnant. My ears cont to pop very often too.

Yes,: very common in pregancy ; can use benadryl and always warm showers the get mist of water into the nose and loosen secretions to drain them , a mini shower is nasal saline[just water with a sprinkle of salt ] to help drain during the day. can use flonase too. congrats on your pregnancy! breats feed for your and babies better health . ...Read more

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What could be the cause of blood in mucus when I blow my nose with ear popping?

What could be the cause of blood in mucus when I blow my nose with ear popping?

Congestion: Try nasal saline mist/rinse to thin the secretions and moisturizer the nasal passages. If it persists, see your physician. ...Read more

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Hello, I squeeze my nose and hold. Then I blow my nose. Air usually sounds like it comes out of my ears but my left ear seems like it s cloged. What?

Hello, I squeeze my nose and hold. Then I blow my nose. Air usually sounds like it comes out of my ears but my left ear seems like it s cloged. What?

Eustachian tube.: You may have problems with your eustachian tubes in your ears. They may not be working properly and causing the plugged feeling in your ear. The sound in your ears when you blow against the closed nostrils is air being forced up this tube. ...Read more

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Why when i blow my nose or hold my nose do I have so much pressure build in my ears like im on a airplane is this normal could it cause vertigo?

Eustachian tube: You are suffering with eustachian tube dysfunction. The eustachian tube connects the space behind the eardrum to the back inside of the nose. Sinus issues (allergy, infection, etc) can cause inflammation of the et so when you blow your nose, pressure builds up. Treat with otc saline sinus rinse, antihistamines/ decongestants, etc. Usually a benign condition but see a doc if severe or lingers. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have a sore throat it feels real swollen and burns my ears hurt and I can't blow my nose cuz my throat will hurt.

I have a sore throat it feels real swollen and burns my ears hurt and I can't blow my nose cuz my throat will hurt.

See a doctor: This sounds as if you may have a viral URI, in which case your symptoms can be managed with OTC meds. Best to see a doctor and make sure this is not Strep throat. Best wishes and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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When my ears pop the room spins visually and I completely lose balance. what could this be? It started two years ago and time I blew my nose too hard.

When my ears pop the room spins visually and I completely lose balance. what could this be? It started two years ago and time I blew my nose too hard.

Don'tDriveIfYouGetIt: Now, you don't mean to say that you've been stumbling around like this for the last two years, right? Driving. Swimming. Bathing. Changing the tiles on your roof? Anyway, it's due to an imbalance in the inner ear. In your case you blew air into it. If you still get those symptoms, blowing your nose or not, get yourself checked by an ENT specialist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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