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Eustachian Tube Blockage

Eustachian tubes are the tubes that connect the middle ear to the back of the throat. These tubes get blocked, when there is an upper respiratory tract infection. The symptoms include slight hearing loss, ear fullness, and ringing in the ear (tinnitus).

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I have a bad flu. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 44 year old female, mother of 2, 165 cm tall and 75 kg weight. Two months ago, I fell ill with a bad flu (may have been also an acute viral infection) with high temp (39 degrees), probable inflammation in the sinuses, nose, and throat and sinuses pain. The first antibiotic (Klac...  Read Full »


Dr. Subhadeep Karanjai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The clogging of ears and ringing sensation (tinnitus) are probably due to accumulation of fluid in your middle ear post eustachian tube blockage, as a result of the upper respiratory tract infection you had had previously, a condition known as serous otitis media. I su...  Read Full »

I think there is water trapped in my left ear. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I think I have water trapped in my left ear. I feel a moving water sensation in my left ear. I have a ringing sensation in my left ear after water got trapped in the ear. Will this ringing go away if my ear is dried? If the water is removed, then will the ringing sound stop? I do not h...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please tell me from how long have you been having these symptoms? Any history of nasal or throat infection in the recent past?   Read Full »

Why do I have ear clicking and discharge?

Query: Hello doctor,I hear a clicking sound in my ears since the last three to four months. When I put my fingers inside my ears, a brown sticky substance comes out. The clicking sound does not come on its own, but it comes when I focus on it too much, although I have no earache.  Read Full »


Dr. Fazil

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your history, it can either be due to wax impaction or it can be due to a defect in your eustachian tube functioning which is causing pressure differences in your ear and may cause fluid collection, or tinnitus. But to confirm this, you need a personal consultatio...  Read Full »

I frequently get throat infections. How to prevent them?

Query: Hi doctor, I used to get throat infection whenever I drink cold water. Due to weather also drinking water gets cold. Even that leads to throat infection. What measure shall I take to protect myself from throat infection?  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Many patients come to me with this complaint of frequent sore throat. First I would say do not worry about this. We must evaluate if there is any pathogenic organism residing in the throat and causing recurrent infections. For the same a throat swab (culture and sensiti...  Read Full »

How to manage ear pain occurring while opening my mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I am not fat, but my body gets really warm sometimes especially when I sleep, which makes me uncomfortable. So, what might be the reason?Secondly, I get pain near my left ear when I open my mouth. Three weeks ago, the pain went after four days (it started and ended when I woke up afte...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you suffering from an allergy? If the ear pain is arising during the opening of the mouth at ear area it may be arising from temporomandibular joint. Middle ear infection or eustachian tube block may also give rise to pain in the ear. But in your history, you did n...  Read Full »

My left ear got blocked during a flight today. What should I do now?

Query: Hi doctor, My left ear got blocked during a flight today. It has been about 2 hours, and it is still blocked. I do not have any pain. What should I do now?  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query. Sorry for the discomfort you are having. This kind of ear clogging happens due to a change in the air pressure inside the plane due to a change in the altitude of the flight. Although it will go away on its own, you can try the following:...  Read Full »

I had pulsating headache, watery discharge from nose and pain in the ear. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I had pulsating headaches in the temples of my head, and I often felt light-headed headaches. When I use a steamer, a thin watery mucus discharges from my nose, and I feel relaxed after steam inhalation. Also, when I close my eyes, I feel watery substances in my ear and ear pain. My qu...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. Probably you are suffering from a sinus headache with a eustachian tube block. So use steam inhalation thrice a day for five days. I would suggest the Nasivion (Oxymetazoline) nasal spray when required and a combination...  Read Full »

I have been feeling intense pressure in my ear for the past one and a half months. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had intense ear pressure for the last 1.5 months. It has affected my hearing, and certain sounds or frequencies are very annoying now. It started with being sick, and after one round of antibiotics, all my other symptoms went away, but I am left with this ear pressure and hearin...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Probably you are suffering from a eustachian tube block, acute suppurative otitis media (ASOM), or middle ear infection. Avoid cool drinks and ice creams. Use salt water gargling thrice a day for five days. Use steam inhalation thrice a day for five days. Use decongest...  Read Full »

Why do ears pop after plane journey?

Query: Hello doctor, I have flown very often in the last few years. I forgot to wear earplugs and slept on a few flights recently. On the last two trips, I had multiple flights connecting. I noticed my ears did not stop popping after a few days. Since my last flight, my right ear has not cleared up....  Read Full »


Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Simply it is a eustachian tube dysfunction. Ear infection which needs an antibiotic must be accompanied by ear pain. Ear drops do not have any role in the treatment of middle ear infections. I think that you need an anti-edematous and anti-inflammatory like Alphintern ...  Read Full »

How can eustachian tube be drained to improve vertigo?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having vertigo for over five weeks. I was prescribed Doxycycline and Mescline. Unfortunately, the Mescline did not make me feel better. I think my issue is that my eustacian tubes are clogged and need to be drained. How can I do this? Is there a medicine?  Read Full »


Dr. Vinay. S. Bhat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ear blocking sensation with vertigo for five weeks especially if it is bilateral is unlikely to be due to eustachian tube dysfunction. Eustachian tube dysfunction in general does not cause significant vertigo unless there is associated infection of middle ear or fluid in ...  Read Full »

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