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What is the cause of ear pressure with allergic rhinitis?

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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Eustachian tube

There is a tube that connects the middle ear with the top of the throat, intended to keep middle ear pressure the same as barometric pressure.
When allergies cause enough swelling in the nose that this tube closes off, middle ear pressure goes down as the tissues absorb the oxygen from the air, but barometric pressure doesn't. This causes the ear discomfort due to nasal congestion.

In brief: Eustachian tube

There is a tube that connects the middle ear with the top of the throat, intended to keep middle ear pressure the same as barometric pressure.
When allergies cause enough swelling in the nose that this tube closes off, middle ear pressure goes down as the tissues absorb the oxygen from the air, but barometric pressure doesn't. This causes the ear discomfort due to nasal congestion.
Dr. Gary Steven
Dr. Gary Steven
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Dr. Brian Novick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Clogged ear tube

The ear is connected to the nose by the "eustachian tube.
" when the nose is clogged by allergies, it can cause the tube to be clogged, which can lead to ear pressure. Keeping your nose clear actually will help your ears as well.

In brief: Clogged ear tube

The ear is connected to the nose by the "eustachian tube.
" when the nose is clogged by allergies, it can cause the tube to be clogged, which can lead to ear pressure. Keeping your nose clear actually will help your ears as well.
Dr. Brian Novick
Dr. Brian Novick
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