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Why do nasal allergies affect the ear?

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Dr. Sean McGhee
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Eustachian tube

The ear is connected to the nose through a tube called the eustachian tube that helps equalize the pressure in the ear with the outside world.
This is why your ears pop in an airplane. In nasal allergies, the area around the tube is inflamed, and it doesn't work as well, leading to fluid in the ear, or possibly ear infections.

In brief: Eustachian tube

The ear is connected to the nose through a tube called the eustachian tube that helps equalize the pressure in the ear with the outside world.
This is why your ears pop in an airplane. In nasal allergies, the area around the tube is inflamed, and it doesn't work as well, leading to fluid in the ear, or possibly ear infections.
Dr. Sean McGhee
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Dr. Richard Wachs
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Eustation Tube Dysfu

Many people with uncontrolled nasal allergies get inflammation of the tube connecting the middle ear to the throat (the eustation tube).
This leads to pressure build up behind the ear drum, a full sometimes painful feeling in the ear and possible hearing loss.

In brief: Eustation Tube Dysfu

Many people with uncontrolled nasal allergies get inflammation of the tube connecting the middle ear to the throat (the eustation tube).
This leads to pressure build up behind the ear drum, a full sometimes painful feeling in the ear and possible hearing loss.
Dr. Richard Wachs
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