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I don't live in the mountains, but I keep having to pop my ear because everything is muted. Is this normal?

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Dr. Michael Underbrink
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Eustachian tube

This is a sign of eustachian tube dysfunction.
It is common but not normal. Just to be safe, i'd recommend a visit to your local ent.

In brief: Eustachian tube

This is a sign of eustachian tube dysfunction.
It is common but not normal. Just to be safe, i'd recommend a visit to your local ent.
Dr. Michael Underbrink
Dr. Michael Underbrink
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Not uncommon

You are describing eustachian tube dysfunction and it is usually related to allergy and sinus problems.
If it is mild, try some otc allergy meds like zyrtec/claritin/allegra and a sinus rinse. If it is more severe, see your local ENT for evaluation.

In brief: Not uncommon

You are describing eustachian tube dysfunction and it is usually related to allergy and sinus problems.
If it is mild, try some otc allergy meds like zyrtec/claritin/allegra and a sinus rinse. If it is more severe, see your local ENT for evaluation.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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