Eustachian Tube Catarrh

The eustachian tube connects the middle ear to the throat. Its main function is to maintain the air pressure in the middle ear same as that of the atmosphere. In case of common cold, the opening of the tube gets blocked temporarily, thus producing a sensation of ear block and decreased hearing.

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Though I did not have ear pain, my tinnitus continues. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an ear infection on my right ear for the past one week. So my doctor prescribes me some antibiotics Amoxicillin with Prednisolone. But my tinnitus did not go away. How long will it take for the tinnitus to go away if there is no pain in my ear?  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The answer to your question entirely depends on how you developed the ear infection in the first place. In general, until the eardrum heals you will be having weird noises, tinnitus, and ear discomfort due to interference with sound transmission and processing. If the...  Read Full »

Why do I feel clogged ears every morning even without wax formation?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had issues with my left ear for the past two months. I normally clean my ears with peroxide. After I added drops of peroxide back last month, I noticed that when people spoke to me loudly I would hear wind sound in my ears. Also, my ears felt plugged and I heard thumping (hear...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like your having a eustachian tube catarrh. This tube essentially ventilates both the ear and nose and in an event where this tube has got blocked, you might develop fullness and ringing sensation in the same ear. Self-cleaning your ear is the most dangerous t...  Read Full »

Why do I have ear pain and feel like the whole head is blocked?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from ear pain, and a kind of the whole head is blocked like sensation. The left and right ears are blocked with some air or water like state. I have this ear pain for four days gradually on the same pain note. I have taken Aceclofenac with Paracetamol and Amoxicillin...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like you have developed what we call as eustachian tube catarrh. This tube ventilates both the nose and the ear and can get blocked due to allergy or sinusitis or in any upper respiratory infection such as common flu. If you have allergic issues, it has to be ...  Read Full »

What can cause severe ear pain with hearing loss and blocked ears?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past three days, I am having unbearable pain in my right ear. I doubt somehow in the meantime of bath some water must have gone through it. And by my right ear, I could not able to hear anything. My right ear hearing capacity is 10-15% and it is closed. I have faced this issue...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are three possibilities for your problem. First is, impacted wax can be there which can create lots of pain, ear fullness, and decreased hearing. You can use Soliwax drops three drops thrice daily for five days. Second possibility is a fungal infection which usu...  Read Full »

Why does my left ear hurts and sometimes itches?

Query: My left ear hurts. If i press the back of my ear, it would really hurt. Sometimes it feels itchy and throbbing. Also, it feels like it's clogged inside. Last month my other felt like this too, I had to take medication for it.  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi! There are only 3 possibilities with the complaints you have mentioned. 1. Impacted wax in the left ear which is causing pain and a blocked feeling For this, you can use wax solvents which liquify the wax and resolve the issue 2. Infection involving your outer ear, which can be the cause of i...  Read Full »

What could cause ear pain on reclining with ringing sound?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is feeling pain inside her right ear. According to her, she feels the pain more when she lies on the bed or recline her head for any purpose. The intensity of the pain is also showing up around her ear too. It is her feeling that there is something inside the ear, which may be...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Diabetologist, Family Physician, ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem could be due to an infection inside the ear or secondary to nose and throat problem. I would like to know if she has any nose block, excessive sneezing, or throat irritation? Any ringing sensation in the ear or giddiness? Any discharge from the ear, if y...  Read Full »

Should I continue using Fluticone nasal spray for ear infection and ringing?

Query: Hello doctor, Three months before, I got an ear infection in my right ear and I had a ringing sound in my right ear. I went to a doctor and was given ear drops and medicines, the ear infection went away but the right ear still felt blocked. I was told to take a tympanogram and they said that I had...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The whole problem is due to malfunction of eustachian tubes. We call it eustachian tube catarrh. Initially, it was an infection that resulted in blocked tubes causing fluid accumulation inside the ear. Otitis media with effusion. Subsequently, the fluid has gradually...  Read Full »

What can cause clogged ears apart from earwax?

Query: Hello doctor, I had cold a few days ago. During that time, my ear was clogged. I originally thought that it was earwax, but I tried everything for earwax and it did not help. It has been a few days now and I am trying to find out what might be wrong. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. During an upper respiratory tract infection, like cold, the infection can rise up to ears through the eustachian tube that connects back of nose to middle ear. That is what has happened to you during the cold. It is called eustachian tube catarrh. You need a course of ...  Read Full »

Can I use coconut oil for itchy ears?

Query: Hello doctor, I have dryness in the ear and ear itching problem. I had consulted an ENT and he had said that it was a genetic problem. He suggested not to use any ear drops instead advised me to clean it using alcohol or spirit. Please give your expert opinion regarding the same.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ear itching due to dryness is a genetic condition, wherein the skin in the ear canal becomes denuded faster than other people and form wax or flakes. The dryness will be present in both ears and it will not usually be restricted to one ear. To prevent the same you may u...  Read Full »

How To Stop Ear Crackling?

Query: Hi doctor, How to stop ear crackling? I hear it everytime I yawn, swallow or do it intentionally. Why? What is the solution for it?  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ear crackling while swallowing, yawning, etc., is normal. It is because of closing of eustachian tube by throat muscles. The tube connects back of nose or throat to the ear and equalize the pressure. That is the reason why it crackles. However, the crackl...  Read Full »

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