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If I have ear pain from ETD and what feels like excess pressure is the valsalva maneuver a bad idea?

ET Dysfunction. Once the issues behind the ET dysfunction are solved (infection, allergy, virus, etc) (not before) then it's important to start clearing you ears with a Valsalva menuver - I am a DAN (Divers Alert Network ) physician and see numerous scuba divers who can't clear their ears. We undertake to diagnose and fix the issues then they can start to Valsalva again (required in diving). . Read more...
ETD. Trouble equalizing the pressure in your middle ear creates a fullness. You want to pop or clear your ears. It is called eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD). Decongestant either sprayed into the nose or taken orally can help. Sometimes your doctor needs to examine this and treat with other Rx, if no success with OTC Rx. Valsalva maneuvers can be done safely, gently. Don't force it. Read more...

Used too much pressure doing nasal irrigation. Left ear is clogged. Valsalva maneuver ineffective. Have been taking sudafed. Ineffective?

May need time. It may take a few days to weeks for the fluid to clear. Avoid irrigation for now but could continue sudafed. If the hearing is affected or continues for >4 weeks would see ENT to make sure nothing else is going on. Read more...

Chest pain, heat in throat (when breathing, not swallowing), ears popping. EGD/24h pH find no acid/erosion. PPIs, diet change ineffective. Whats wrong?

Need an exam. Without knowing your complete medical history, all your symptoms and how often they occur, where located, etc. etc, and the ability to examine you it's not possible to give you any guidance. You need to see a physician for an exam if your problem continues. If necessary get a second opinion. Don't try to diagnose yourself via the internet, you won't be able to. Sorry we couldn't help . Read more...