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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My left ear is suddenly closed, and I feel like someone is sticking a finger on my ear. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My left ear is is suddenly closed, and felt like someone was sticking a finger on my ear. Sometimes it gets better, and sometimes it gets worse. When I stand up, I feel like I am going to puke, but sometimes I feel I cannot hear anything, and when I yawn, I hear some bubbles popping up, m...  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query, It is an issue of eustachian tube blockage, the tube connecting the middle ear with the back of the nose through which the fluid from the ear drains. You may feel the symptoms of a cold, like a nasal blockage. I suggest you take nasal deconges...  Read Full »

My ears are blocked, which has worsened due to cold and mucus buildup. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, Both my ears feel clogged. If I yawn, my left ear goes back to normal. My right ear does become normal on yawning but goes back to being plugged or clogged soon after. In addition, my right ear seems full every time I try to pinch my nose and exhale. The problem has always been there,...  Read Full »

Dr. Oliyath Ali

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Your problem is due to the eustachian tube (ET) blockage. The eustachian tube is a tube connecting the middle ear with the back of the nose and opens in the nasopharynx. It serves to equalize the air pressure ins...  Read Full »

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