What causes pressure on the ears during an episode of vomiting?

Posted on Sat, 13 Jun 2015 in General Health
Question: My grandson is 5. He throws up very often. I noticed that before he vomits he puts his fingers in his ears, looks distressed,and then pukes. This has been going on for over a year. What could be causing the ear discomfort follwed by his throwing up?
Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal 20 minutes later
Brief Answer:
cidex explained

Detailed Answer:
I am Dr Mittal. I have read your query. I think I would be able to help you.
The pressure on the ears rises during an episode of vomitting. This may be increasing the pain that he may feel in the ears. And I feel that this is the reason why he puts the finger in ears.
I think it is best to meet a gastroenterologist and find out why he has been having repeated vomitting .
I have tried to make it as simple as possible. I hope that the information helps you. Please feel free to contact us for more information. Best of luck. Dr Mittal.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
Follow up: Dr. Saumya Mittal 11 minutes later
thank you.
Your reply makes sense.
Answered by Dr. Saumya Mittal 23 minutes later
Brief Answer:
glad to have been helpful

Detailed Answer:
My best wishes.
Dr Mittal
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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