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My ear keeps blocking and needs popping to unblock but crackles ?
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Dr. John Chastain
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Eustachian tube
Often seen with or after allergy exacerbation/ cold / sinus infection. Keep popping your ears several times a day, try saline nasal spray or rinse, otc antihistamine/ decongestant (e.g. Claritin+/- d). You may also try afrin spray for a couple of days only. See an ENT doctor if this doesn't help.

In brief: Eustachian tube
Often seen with or after allergy exacerbation/ cold / sinus infection. Keep popping your ears several times a day, try saline nasal spray or rinse, otc antihistamine/ decongestant (e.g. Claritin+/- d). You may also try afrin spray for a couple of days only. See an ENT doctor if this doesn't help.
Dr. John Chastain
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Dr. Elyas Parsa
Family Medicine
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In brief: Allergic rhinits?
Uusally this is a symptom of allergic rhinitis or eustacian tube dysfunction.
You can experience this after a viral illness and usually is treated with intranasal steroids and otc anti-histamines. See your doctor to determine if there is fluid behind the tympanic membranes.

In brief: Allergic rhinits?
Uusally this is a symptom of allergic rhinitis or eustacian tube dysfunction.
You can experience this after a viral illness and usually is treated with intranasal steroids and otc anti-histamines. See your doctor to determine if there is fluid behind the tympanic membranes.
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