Valsalva Maneuver

Valsalva maneuver is a breathing technique used to unclog ears and restore abnormal heart rhythm. In this method, the patient is advised to breathe out by closing the mouth and pinching the nose shut. This method is not advisable for patients having high blood pressure and arrhythmia.

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Does tinnitus go away on its own?

Query: Hello doctor, Two months ago, I developed tinnitus which is not yet corrected. At that time, I had water trapped in my right ear but now my ear blockage problem is resolved but my tinnitus problem is not resolved. After this, I went to an ENT and he told me I have a swelling in my left ear. Now he ...  Read Full »


Dr. Baidya Nath Majhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, do not worry and do not go to some conclusion after an internet search. Now coming to your problem, Tinnitus is not a disease in itself but a mere symptom that is associated with varying number of diseases. By definition, it is a sound perceived for more ...  Read Full »

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 »

What causes blocked eustachian tubes in adults?

Query: Hello doctor,My ear has been ringing on and off for three days. What can I do?  Read Full »


Dr. B Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is absolutely nothing that you need to worry about as this is a very common treatable entity we come across. You have developed what we call eustachian tube catarrh, which has probably developed secondary to nasal inflammation. The eustachian tube ventilates th...  Read Full »

What should be done for fluttering sound in the ear

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a polyp in my sinus and have been suffering from frequent cold for a long time. Now, I am facing a fluttering sound in my ear. What should be done?  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Generally, polyp in sinus needs to be removed. If ethmoidal polyp, then it can be treated with steroid spray. Ear problem can or cannot be due to a polyp. You need to tell your complaint in detail. Sometimes, polyp can block the eustachian tube and ears and it can ca...  Read Full »

Will a slight whistle sound in the ears go on its own?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old male. For the last ten days, I hear a slight whistle noise in my ears, which becomes loud when I sit in my room, and there are no outside loud noises. I suffered from a common cold and fever 12-13 days back and felt heaviness and itching in the right ear after cold ...  Read Full »


Dr. Mehak Agarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms seem to be due to eustachian tube dysfunction (aggravated after cold). You start taking an oral and nasal decongestant for a week. Start steroid nasal spray for two weeks. Do steam inhalation and Valsalva exercise. If your symptoms persist, please meet...  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

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 »

Will removing ear wax help with my ear pain and tinnitus?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing ongoing war popping sensations as if I have gotten off a plane for the last two months. For the last few weeks, I have experienced slight ear pain and symptoms of tinnitus. I have tried an ear wax removal kit but still have underlying symptoms.  Read Full »


Dr. Satyabrata Panigrahi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I could not understand what is the point of removing wax here without observing the ear canal. Please get it very clear, your eustachian tube (tube connecting the backside of the nose and middle ear) is blocked and some maneuver (Valsalva maneuver) under supervision will ...  Read Full »

I suffer ear infection with fluid accumulation resulting in hearing problem. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had an ear infection about two weeks ago and just finished the antibiotic. In the past two weeks, I have had a fluid stuck in my middle ear with no relief. There is a lot of uncomfortable pressure in my ear and my hearing is completely blocked on that side. I believe my eustachian ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the photos. (attachment removed to protect the patient identity). It appears that after the ear infection there is some fluid accumulation inside the middle ear. We call it otitis media with effusion. This is quite common after an ear infection and usua...  Read Full »

What causes ringing noise and humming alternatively?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 69 year old retired internist. I am not taking any regular medication other than Aspirin 325 mg. I have no known allergies and have never smoked. I do not have any medical history of thyroid disease, autoimmune diseases or Paget's disease. Around four to five weeks back, I noted th...  Read Full »


Dr. Baidya Nath Majhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What you are suffering from is known as tinnitus. It is not a disease itself rather a symptom due to various underlying causes like age related, hypertension, impacted wax, fluid in middle ear, patulous eustachian tube, TMJD (temperomandibular joint disorder), hypert...  Read Full »

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