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Do rhinitis & post nasal drip cause ear & throat problems?

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Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: You bet!

When your nose is stuffy, the tubes behind your ear drums [the eustachian tubes] can get stuffy too.
This can lead to ear pain, muffled hearing & crackly/popping sounds. The same germs that cause the common cold can also cause middle ear infections. Drip-drip-dripping in the back of your throat can make your throat sore. It's all connected.

In brief: You bet!

When your nose is stuffy, the tubes behind your ear drums [the eustachian tubes] can get stuffy too.
This can lead to ear pain, muffled hearing & crackly/popping sounds. The same germs that cause the common cold can also cause middle ear infections. Drip-drip-dripping in the back of your throat can make your throat sore. It's all connected.
Dr. Francine Yep
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Dr. Eric Toloza
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, and vice versa

Post nasal drip can cause sore throat and can possibly cause inflammation that can block your eustachian tubes to your ears.

In brief: Yes, and vice versa

Post nasal drip can cause sore throat and can possibly cause inflammation that can block your eustachian tubes to your ears.
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