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Why does it feel like I need to constantly pop my ears even though i'm not congested?

Why does it feel like I need to constantly pop my ears even though i'm not congested?

Allegies?: You may have some focal fluid in the ears, or you might have sclerosed eardrums. Have a doctor take a peek! ...Read more

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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.

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

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Why does it feel like my head is rushing?

Why does it feel like my head is rushing?

Head feeling odd?: Please send another question to healthtap, with some details to describe your discomfort. Do you mean that you feel too much blood going to your head, or do you feel light-headed as if not enough blood is getting up there (may occur with a bit of dizziness and the vision graying out and then coming back)? New illnesses with fevers often cause such head sensations. Send us another question! thanks. ...Read more

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My ears feel like they are constantly muffled and it feels like my eardrums aren't moving and I am getting very quite when I talk what's wrong?

My ears feel like they are constantly muffled and it feels like my eardrums aren't moving and I am getting very quite when I talk what's wrong?

Muffled hearing: One possible cause is fluid accumulation in your middle ears, or wax that is completely plugging your ear canals. Warm soapy water in your ears will clean out wax (don't use Qtips), and if still bothering you a doctor can examine you to see if there is a problem with your middle ear. ...Read more

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Why does my jaw tire easily while chewing food? And my ears feel plugged when it happens. Is it serious?

Why does my jaw tire easily while chewing food? And my ears feel plugged when it happens. Is it serious?

Best to be: Evaluated by a dentist for a comprehensive exam and x-ray series to rule out any dental problems, and then go from there. Causes can be malocclusion, inadequate dentition, worn down dentition to name a few. There can also be TMJ issues. Would recommend an eval first. Good luck and hope this helps. Thanks for the question. ...Read more

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What do I have when my throat hurts so bad i can't sleep or breath it feels like my ears are clogged and my head hurts?

What do I have when my throat hurts so bad i can't sleep or breath it feels like my ears are clogged and my head hurts?

Go see your DR: There's a eustachian tube connecting the middle ear to your nasal passages which can explain your throat and ear pain. It could be from a viral, bacterial infection or allergies. Try over the counter dayquil/nyquil combo & vitamin c. If your symptoms worsen, have a check up with your dr. Take care! ...Read more

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My ears seem to feel really clogged after i wake up and sometimes i feel really dizzy. Do I have an ear infection?

My ears seem to feel really clogged after i wake up and sometimes i feel really dizzy.  Do I have an ear infection?

Possibly: More likely, if this has been going on for some time, you have a chronic condition such as allergies that is leading to eustachian tube dysfunction. It is best to see a doctor to sort this out because there are several possible causes. ...Read more

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My ears always feel like they are muffled, what should I do?

My ears always feel like they are muffled, what should I do?

See a doc: Coudl be wax build up, hearing loss or other things. An exam by your doctor or an ENT would be needed for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why does my right ear feel like it popped and its red?

Why does my right ear feel like it popped and its red?

Pop = pressure chang: Popping generally means the opening of your eustacian tube, a channel from the middle ear to the back of the throat that allows air to get to your ear bones.The tube is rubbery & prone to swelling with allergies or viruses and a slight vacuum is created when it is blocked. Yawnig or chewing straightens the canal and may allow it to reopen. The redness ?Are you messing with it when it pops? ...Read more

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My ears piercing holes are watery and get crispy. They also get very itchy.My ears don't hurt. Why is it doing this and how can I stop it?

My ears piercing holes are watery and get crispy. They also get very itchy.My ears don't hurt. Why is it doing this and how can I stop it?

Allergy: You may have developed a contact allergy to an earring you have been wearing. Give them a rest don'twear earrings for a few days and see an allergist to get a patch test to determine what metal you are allergic to. It is probably nickel. ...Read more

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Why does it feel like needles are on my brain?

Why does it feel like needles are on my brain?

It depends: There are many different types of headaches, and you'll want a neurologist to take a full headache history to help to determine whether you need any testing and what treatment would be best for you. ...Read more

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What do I do if i feel my ear plugged and it feels like something is stuck in there ?

Ear plugging: The question is if it is plugged from the inside (fluid on the other side of your eardrum) or if there is something in the canal- have a doctor take a look- treatment is very different. ...Read more

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What does it feel like if my tubes came untied and what does it feel like?

What does it feel like if my tubes came untied and what does it feel like?

No symptoms: If your tubal ligation failed (fortunately highly unlikely) there are no symptoms except pregnancy to tell you! if you are concerned you can see your gynecologist about getting an hsg (hysterosalpingogram). This is an x-ray study done by injection of dye into the uterus to see if it flows backwards into the tubes. ...Read more

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Why does it feel like my scalp muscles are spasming?

Why does it feel like my scalp muscles are spasming?

Are you under stress: Or tension? Just as the muscles of the neck can tighten with stress - the muscles on the skull can too. ...Read more