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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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

ENT Otolaryngologist

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

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

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

ENT Otolaryngologist

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 »

Is smoking anyway related to the plugged feel in my ears?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 28 years old. I started smoking a year before (two units daily). For the past six months, I have plugged/fullness feeling in my right ear. Sometimes pop sound also occurs. When I yawn or chew gum, it decreases but again returns. Fullness and pressure sensation is felt across the ...  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are two problems out there. 1. Eustachian tube catarrh: the eustachian tube basically ventilates the nose and the ear. In a situation where it does not function, a negative pressure develops in the side of the ear leading to feeling of vaccum, ringing sounds, fee...  Read Full »

Can Eustachian tube catarrh result in earaches and hearing loss?

Query: I have Eustachian tube catarrh. At first I only had symptoms of tinnitus. Now after I pinched my nose and blew air through it quite aggressively for a few times, one of my ears ache and I have hearing loss. Why is it? What can I do about it? Please answer thank you!  Read Full »


Dr. Sandeep Shrestha

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello sir, I would like to briefly explained about your condition, as Eustachian tube is the connecting tube between nasopharynx(back side inside the nose) and middle ear. Any dysfunction in the Eustachian tube can lead to hearing loss, fullness of ear,tinnitus. 1) As you tried to blow your nose fo...  Read Full »

Can you help me get rid of tinnitus?

Query: I have Tinnitus for 7 months I have attend to doctors who order me MR which came out positive hearing tests which came out positive I have taken Vastarel, Fluxina, Borila medications but I feel it is not working Could you help me, I am desperate. The noise I hear is a type of constant pinch tone  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hi! Tinnitus in your case could be due to 2 different reasons. 1. Hyperfiring from the nerves 2. Chronic eustachian tube catarrh. In the first condition, there is unregulated hyperfiring of the nerves which causes perception of persisting sound in the ear without an outside stimulus. The reasons ...  Read Full »

How to unclog my blocked ear?

Query: Hello doctor, My right ear is blocked for more than two weeks and it is not opening, whatever I may try. I am currently taking Itraconazole and Levocetirizine.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is there any other complaint like ear discharge or giddiness? Are you taking any local ear drops? Are the medicines you mentioned prescribed by some doctor or self medicines? Do you have any associated nose block or throat pain? Is it possible that water could have...  Read Full »

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 »

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