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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How can we treat eustachian tube catarrh?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain and a ringing sound and sometimes heartbeat sound in my ear. I have pain because of this. I think this is due to an ear infection. I have a problem only with the right ear; the duration of the problem is about eight to nine days. Please help  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is absolutely nothing to worry about as this is a widespread treatable entity. You have developed Eustachian tube catarrh, secondary to nasal allergy or inflammation. The eustachian tube ventilates the nose and the ear. In a situation where it does not function,...  Read Full »

What are the causes for eustachian tube catarrh?

Query: Hi doctor, I hear a whistling sound and a silent sound in the left ear since yesterday. I consulted an ENT, she prescribed some medicines to kill any infection, and gave me a nasal spray for the cold. There is no improvement yet. Also, I feel that it is starting in the right ear, but I am not sure....  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry about anything as this is a prevalent treatable entity we come across. You have developed a eustachian tube catarrh which has developed secondary to nasal allergy or inflammation. The eustachian tube basically ventilates the nose and the ear. In a situatio...  Read Full »

Can you help me get rid of tinnitus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have tinnitus for seven months. I consulted a doctor and he advised me to do some tests. I had a positive result for my hearing test. I took Vastarel, Fluxina, and Borila. But it did not help me. I heard the noise in a constant pinch tone.   Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In your case, tinnitus can occur due to two different reasons. The reasons are hyperfiring from nerves and chronic eustachian tube catarrh. In the first condition, there is unregulated hyperfiring of nerves. It affects the perception of persisting sound in ears with...  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. I...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

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

Why does my left ear hurts and sometimes itches?

Query: Hi doctor, My left ear hurts a lot. When I press my back of the ear, it really hurts. Sometimes, I have itchiness with throbbing pain. It seems to be clogged inside. Before a month, I had a similar issue in my other ear too. I took medications for it.  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have three possibilities. You can have an impacted wax on the left ear. It can cause pain with a blocked feeling. For this, you can use wax solvents to liquify the wax and it resolves the issue. Infection involving the outer ear can cause itching and pain. E...  Read Full »

Can Eustachian tube catarrh result in earaches and hearing loss?

Query: Hi doctor,I have eustachian tube catarrh. Previously, I had only the symptoms of tinnitus. Now after pinching my nose aggressively, I have earache on one of my ears with hearing loss. What is the cause?  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to explain your condition briefly. The eustachian tube is the connecting tube between the nasopharynx and middle ear. Dysfunction in the eustachian tube causes hearing loss, fullness of ears, and tinnitus. When you blow your nose forcefully, air enters ...  Read Full »

How to prevent recurrent ear infections?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an ear infection a year before. I now have the same symptoms (bleeding from the nose and pressure in the ear). I used Neomycin and Polymyxin B sulfates, and Hydrocortisone optic solutions ear drops, but it looks like it is not enough for five days. Can you prescribe me or add an...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to be worried about nothing as this is a very common entity that we come across and is treatable. You have probably developed an acute infection of the eardrum due to eustachian tube catarrh, and that is why there is severe pain. You can consider the following...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my hyperacusis, pain and pressure in my ears?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a full audiogram four months ago, and it was normal. An MRI of the head with and without contrast and a CT scan of the neck (which included the brain's portion above the orbits with and without contrast) are also normal. These tests were done due to hyperacusis in the left ear, ...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had a detailed look at the CT and MRI reports, and they both are unremarkable (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The smallest lesion involving the facial nerve anywhere from the brain stem (where it originates) along its entire course can be ident...  Read Full »

How to treat ear pain and itching?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an ear itching and some dull pain, especially at night and in the morning, for the past six months. I had an ear wax removed three weeks ago, but the problem is still the same.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have diabetes or any chronic medical condition? Most likely, your problem is due to eustachian tube dysfunction or middle ear pressure difference. We need to do some tests to ascertain the same and institute the right medicines.  Read Full »

Why is there a ringing sound in my ears while sitting below the fan?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting a ringing sound in my ear from the last three to four weeks. When I consulted the ENT specialist, he advised that I feel the ringing sound due to congestion in the nose. He told me to take Jupicef or Provo Oz or Epicord-4, and Forpan- DSR tablets for five days. And also, Naa...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need not worry, as this is a very common treatable entity we come across. You have developed what we call Eustachian tube catarrh, which has developed secondary to nasal allergy/inflammation. The eustachian tube basically ventilates the nose and the ear. A negative ...  Read Full »

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