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Hi, my husband hasa realy bad ear congested problem for 4 yrs.Alot of popping and pressure behind head.Has been to doctors and can't find out what it is?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: Eustachian tube

His eustachian tube may be partially blocked leading to a painless pop ; crack when swallowing (similar to sensation when driving up/down mountain or airplane takeoff/landing).
It can be aggravated by allergies and/or upper respiratory infections. He may get some relief w/otc antihistamines ; decongestants or he may need "prescription strength" medications for allergies. Google has great images.

In brief: Eustachian tube

His eustachian tube may be partially blocked leading to a painless pop ; crack when swallowing (similar to sensation when driving up/down mountain or airplane takeoff/landing).
It can be aggravated by allergies and/or upper respiratory infections. He may get some relief w/otc antihistamines ; decongestants or he may need "prescription strength" medications for allergies. Google has great images.
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