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Why does my ear feel blocked and too sensitive to noise today?

Why does my ear feel blocked and too sensitive to noise today?

Ears blocked from na: Your ears are most likely blocked due to nasal allergies or a bad cold. This may result in an ear infection because of the blockage of eustachian tubes. Eustachian tubes allow air to enter middle ears whenever we swollow it is beast to consult your physician to start treating your allergies. ...Read more

Sensitive To Noise (Definition)

With a sensitivity to noise, a given sound at a given volume would be more noxious than we would normally ...Read more


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Now my ear is hurting and too sensitive to noise. Should I be worried about anything?

Now my ear is hurting and too sensitive to noise. Should I be worried about anything?

Why not see your doc: If it is that bad and bothering you much, you should check-in with your doc. Ear infection can cause such symptoms. Since you have sensitivity to noise, I am concerned for possible early shingle in the ear--ramsay hunt syndrome. Which is a reactivation of chicken pox and can be treated...So, consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Today my ears are VERY sensitive to noise. They are ringing too. I also happen to have a cold. Can a cold cause tinnitus or is this something else?

Today my ears are VERY sensitive to noise. They are ringing too. I also happen to have a cold. Can a cold cause tinnitus or is this something else?

Tinnitus: Probably caused by the cold virus. Swelling of the eustachian tubes creates pressure deficit in the inner ear area. It goes away when cold goes away. You can fasten to go away by trying some otc cold medications including sudafed if you are not alllergic and if no cotraindications with your healt conditions. Pharmacist can guide you. Contact me if you want more detailed information. ...Read more

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Why are my ears so sensitive to noise?

Why are my ears so sensitive to noise?

See an ENT: Hyperacusis is an over-sensitivity to sound. It has a central mechanism the way the brain perceives noise. There are a variety of neurological conditions associated with this condition. Unfortunately, there is no specific treatment for hyperacusis. See an ENT for evaluation, diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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I have times when I feel off balance and my ears are very sensitive to vibration (even the fan running). Is this from fluid? Sensitive to noise too.

I have times when I feel off balance and my ears are very sensitive to vibration (even the fan running). Is this from fluid? Sensitive to noise too.

Inner vs middle ear: If you had fluid in your middle ear, the biggest complaint would be hearing loss and ear pain, and seldom balance problems or noise sensitivity. The inner ear houses the balance organ, and when fluid pressure builds here, balance is affected & loud and vibratory sounds can be painful. You can be evaluated for both middle and inner ear problems and have your balance assessed by an otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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My husband is sensitive to noise when im behind his right ear?

My husband is sensitive to noise when im behind his right ear?

Hearing loss: I suspect he may have some hearing loss in his left ear, so his impression of "normal" sound levels in his right ear appear, to him, to be inordinately loud. I suggest he see an audiologist for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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My ears became very sensitive to noise. Air pressure in a moving car with windows down bothers my ears and I can't stand it. What's wrong with me?

My ears became very sensitive to noise. Air pressure in a moving car with windows down bothers my ears and I can't stand it. What's wrong with me?

Pressure on ear drum: This can happen for a few different reasons. The problem could be originating in your brain, such as in people who experience this as part of a migraine headache syndrome. More likely, it is a problem with pressure in the inner ear which can occur with allergies, or eustachian tube dysfunction. It can also happen when changing elevations quickly, like driving up or down a mountain. ...Read more

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Though I've experienced mild tinnitus for awhile, lately my ears are VERY sensitive to noise throughout times in the day. Could earplug use cause this?

Though I've experienced mild tinnitus for awhile, lately my ears are VERY sensitive to noise throughout times in the day. Could earplug use cause this?

Unlikely: Tinnitus is a common problem and can be caused by a variety of things, from medications, to excessive noise or illness. It is advisable to see your doctor to investigate these possibilities ...Read more

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I am experiencing ear pressure, ringing in ears and sensitive to noise. I have allergies to pollen, dust. Etc Currently started taking Zyrtec. Dr.?

I am experiencing ear pressure, ringing in ears and sensitive to noise. I have allergies to pollen, dust. Etc Currently started taking Zyrtec. Dr.?

Xylitol: Xylitol is a natural sugar and breaks up biofilm in the body. That's where germs mulitply. It is found in a nasal spray called xlear (pronounced "clear") and in chewing gum called spry. Pleasant tasting too! Certainly see your doctor first. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with an ear infection at the er. The doctor put me on antibiotics. Did not help. I still have pain in my right ear. Sensitive to noise

I was diagnosed with an ear infection at the er. The doctor put me on antibiotics. Did not help. I still have pain in my right ear. Sensitive to noise

Earache: This can happen from time to time. A patient is diagnosed with an ear infection, completes a course of antibiotic, but the pain persists. Likely reasons are: a different antibiotic is needed, a new infection began, the initial diagnosis was incorrect, and others. In all cases, a follow up exam is needed and a discussion with your doctor are needed. ...Read more

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Can acid reflux causes you ear pain, sensitive to noise, balance problems, heartburn, difficulty breathing&upper middle stomach pain? What to do?

Can acid reflux causes you ear pain, sensitive to noise, balance problems, heartburn, difficulty breathing&upper middle stomach pain? What to do?

Acid reflux: The balance and noise issues are not related to acid reflux but all the other symptoms are. See your local ENT and they can check your hearing and sort out all of your problems with the reflux. Good luck! Feel better! ...Read more

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My ear was blocked up for a week, went to my doctor today. He syringed it out. I had some pain earlier in the week but not in the last few. However, it's been a good few hour since it was syringed and now I have pain in that ear. Is this normal?

My ear was blocked up for a week, went to my doctor today. He syringed it out. I had some pain earlier in the week but not in the last few. However, it's been a good few hour since it was syringed and now I have pain in that ear. Is this normal?

Probably: Since you just had the wax removed by syringe it could take a 24 hours or so for the pains to subside. If your pain increases steadily, yellow drainage increases or you get a fever then you should see your doctor again. ...Read more

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Two days ago I had a ear ache yesterday the top of my head felt like pins sticking you when I touched it. Today the whole left side of my head is extremely sensitive and sharp pains in my ear.

Two days ago I had a ear ache yesterday the top of my head felt like pins sticking you when I touched it. Today the whole left side of my head is extremely sensitive and sharp pains in my ear.

It: It is difficult to link the various symptoms into any one thing that can cause them all. They may not be related. Things that can cause all these things are sinus issues (headaches around the eyes, sometimes the very top of the head or behind the eyes), jaw joint problems, etc.

If they persist or worsen, see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Some clear fluid drained from my ears, Yday my right ear was blocked & I couldn't hear. Today I woke up with a sore lump in my ear lobe p. causes?

Some clear fluid drained from my ears, Yday my right ear was blocked & I couldn't hear. Today I woke up with a sore lump in my ear lobe p. causes?

See your PCP: Some conditions like ear discharge, loss of hearing require further assessment and your PCP may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to an ENT specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your PCP first for evaluation and tests. ...Read more

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I can feel that something is being blocked in my ear. What should I do?

I can feel that something is being blocked in my ear. What should I do?

See pcp: Or ent- could be just ear wax- try 3-4 drops hydrogen peroxide. ...Read more

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How to get rid of mucus while my ear is blocked?

How to get rid of mucus while my ear is blocked?

Use decongestants: You can use decongestants like sudafed and that will help
if there is coexisting allergy than a combination of antihistamine and decongestant can be used. ...Read more

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I have the flu and my ear is blocked, how do I unblock it?

I have the flu and my ear is blocked, how do I unblock it?

Eustachian tube: Hello, your ear symptoms are due to a eustachian tube dysfunction. The lining in your nose continues into the eustachian tube. Any condition affecting your nose will in turn cause ear symptoms. I would recommend afrin nasal spray as directed for 5 days. An otc decongestant can be used as directed thereafter for 7-10 days. If the symptoms persist, then see your ent. ...Read more

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My ear feels blocked and is causing a sever headach?

My ear feels blocked and is causing a sever headach?

Infection?: Pressure in the middle ear can cause headaches. You can try to relieve this pressure by trying to help open your eustacian tube (runs from the inner ear to the pharynx.) one was you can do this is to two fingers in front of your ear, and two behind and move your hand in a circular motion while applying pressure.
You could also have an ear infection which may require antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can I do if my ear is blocked up and hurting. Help?

What can I do if my ear is blocked up and hurting. Help?

Find out why: Is it wax? A middle ear infection? Barotrauma, like from a flight? Get it checked out by an ENT who can then provide you with the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My ear is sore and blocked. How do I fix this?

My ear is sore and blocked. How do I fix this?

Blocked ears: This may be due to a wax build up. You can use over the counter wax removal drops and that can help to get the wax out. Do o not use qtips or anything other objects to manipulate the ear. If that does not help unblock the ears after a few days or if the soreness gets worse, it may be an infection and you should see a doctor who can either clean the ears and give you antibiotics if necessary. ...Read more

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I'm having pains in my ear. It's a boil & seems my ear is blocked cos of ds. Wat can I take for it?

I'm having pains in my ear. It's a boil & seems my ear is blocked cos of ds. Wat can I take for it?

Boil: Boils are referred to as abscesses, in the medical community. They can occur from breaks in the skin, which provide a route of infection for bacteria to form an abscess (collection of pus/infection). When this happens, you may need to see a medical provider who may need to prescribe you antibiotics or incise and drain the abscess. Some home remedies may include a warm compress and ibuprofen. ...Read more

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My ear is sensitive, and sore but my pain is close to the outside of my ear. It is swollen what is this?

"swimmers ear": You may have an Otits Externa (OE), commonly known as a "swimmers ear." Call you doctor as this is ver treatable, best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a headache my throat huts and my ear is blocked with wax?

I have a headache my throat huts and my ear is blocked with wax?

Headache: Ear blocked with wax would normally not be related to causing a sore throat or headache usually just hearing loss or feeling of fullness in the ear. Should check for any type of infection. ...Read more

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I went to a concert a couple of days ago and my ear feels sensitive when I drink soda etc. Or chew food. Will it get better with time? .

I went to a concert a couple of days ago and my ear feels sensitive when I drink soda etc. Or chew food. Will it get better with time? .

Nonspecific: This symptom is nonspecific and could indicate mild infection/inflammation in the external ear canal or ear drum. An inflamed throat can also cause referred pain in the ear. It's unlikely that loud noise at the concert caused this. If symptoms persist or worsen your physician or otolaryngologist can evaluate, advise and treat you. ...Read more

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I had cold. Now one of my ear is blocked esp when I stand?

I had cold. Now one of my ear is blocked esp when I stand?

Needs a look: The upper respiratory viral infection (a cold) could have caused inflammation in your middle ear and caused accumulation of fluid in that area....Best to see your family doc and have him check it.... ...Read more

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What could be the diagnosis of ear blockage with blocked nose my ear is blocked since yasterday?

What could be the diagnosis of ear blockage with blocked nose my ear is blocked since yasterday?

E. tube dysfunction: Sounds like you have eustachian tube dysfunction, which is a condition in which your eustachian tube connecting your ear from the ear drum to the back of your nose is clogged up due to congestion caused by allergies or colds. Take a deep breath, hold your mouth closed, pinch your nose closed, and force air up the eustachian tubes by blowing. You should feel a pop. Can try a decongestant or a gum. ...Read more

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My eardrum has a hole in it and my ear is still blocked after 5 days. Is this normal?

My eardrum has a hole in it and my ear is still blocked after 5 days. Is this normal?

Since your middle: Ear cannot be "blocked " with a hole in the drum it must mean the external ear is blocked with wax (cerumen) This must be removed by a Health Professional since irrigating the ear with a hole in the drum could be harmful! \
Check with your PCP of see an ENT (Ear Nose Throat) specialist!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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