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Suggest treatment for blocked nostrils and hearing problem

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Posted on Sat, 28 Jun 2014
Question: I have been having issues with my sinuses for a long while. my right nostril gets clocked and effects the hearing in my right ear... my doctor says the issue is in my sinuses so I try to keep them clear ... The hearing loss is minimal some days and awful some others depending on the pollen count... But suddenly about 1 hour ago my right ear starting RINGING very loudly??? like the worse case of tinnitus ever!!! what could it be? I will never be able to sleep like this!!!
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Answered by Dr. Rajkishori Godhi (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
not to worry

Detailed Answer:
Hello sir,

The ear and the nose are conncted to each other by a tube called the eustachian tube.
Therefore any conditions in the nose like infections or allergies can block the tube leading to hearing loss, tinnitus and pain.

You can instill 3 drops of decongestant nose drops like otrivin in each nostril 3 times a day for 6 days and follow it up with steam.
Otrivin drops will open the tubes and ventilate the ear.

Chewing gum and valsalve exercise also help to open the tubes.
You can get details of valsalva exercise on you tube.

You should consult an ENT specialist to detect the pathology in your nose and sinuses so that the ear condition can be effectively treated .since the 2 are inter-related

Regards,
Dr Rajkishori Godhi.
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Brief Answer: not to worry Detailed Answer: Hello sir, The ear and the nose are conncted to each other by a tube called the eustachian tube. Therefore any conditions in the nose like infections or allergies can block the tube leading to hearing loss, tinnitus and pain. You can instill 3 drops of decongestant nose drops like otrivin in each nostril 3 times a day for 6 days and follow it up with steam. Otrivin drops will open the tubes and ventilate the ear. Chewing gum and valsalve exercise also help to open the tubes. You can get details of valsalva exercise on you tube. You should consult an ENT specialist to detect the pathology in your nose and sinuses so that the ear condition can be effectively treated .since the 2 are inter-related Regards, Dr Rajkishori Godhi.