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Will Saliva Infect Your Ears How Can I Clean Out My Ears If I Have Saliva Inside
The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more
Got my ears pierced 8 weeks ago. Since 6 weeks ago they have been infected on & off so i clean piercing hole & earrings with rubbing alcohol. Is this safe?
Possible infected ear lobe from ear piercing? I got my ears pierced on christmas eve for a christmas present. I am very religious about cleaning the piercing. My right ear lobe now has a ball inside the the lobe and has drainage on the backing to the earr
Ear infection: Your ear is infected, and your cleaning is not clearing it up. Sometimes that is not enough. Try using some triple antibiotic ointment (available at any drugstore without a prescription). If it doesn't clear up in 2 days, please see your doctor or prompt care physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably normal: Most of us hear a funny squishy sound when we swallow. When our mouths are closed, it may feel like it is louder. However, if the noise never happened before, it is noticeably more difficult to swallow, or you feel like your saliva has changed recently, see your physician or an ENT to make sure everything is working as it should. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My ear has been blocked for the whole day ever since i got flu.. I cannot pop my ears, but I am continuously yawning and swallowing saliva, it unblock?
Blocked ear: Often with a cold or flu, the nasal and throat linings get irritated and inflamed. This swelling will close off the tube between the ear and throat. The motion and streching of the jaw and inner tissues will allow the tube to open. This will open the airway and unblock the ear. Your md can give you some medicine to clear up this inflamation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whenever i swallow saliva and sometimes even food i can hear some kind of crackling noise from above my soft palate and sometimes i feel its my ears?
Can saliva get into your eustachian tubes? It feels like every time I swallow saliva gets in my ears.
See ENT or OFP: Saliva does not ordinarily get into the Eustachian tube because of the way it's anatomically structured and positioned. It's located on the top of the nasopharynx. See ENT to rule out any secondary pathology or Orofacial Pain Specialist to rule out TMJ dysfunction. Hope it helps. ...Read more
When i swallow my saliva or open my jaw wide i hear crackling in my ears, been like that for a few weeks now. What could it be? It's annoying.
I have difficulty swallowing saliva & smaller food particles. Sometimes pressure develops in my ears & burning sensation in the areas below ribs. Help?
?infection: You may have an infection and this is affecting your swallowing, and causing your other symptoms. See the Dr. for an evaluation as if it is found to be likely bacterial in origin, you may need antibiotics. Best wishes. ...Read more
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