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Having ear ache, pressure in the ears and blockage in the ear. Used nasal spray. Suggestions?

Hello Dr, i have had the feeling of pressure in my ear for quite a while. Recently i went very high in the mountains and this affected my ears, ith more feelong of blockage,. I ent to a dr who told me I had no blockage inside my ear and that it was just maybe air moving and some mucus and he provided me with a nasal spray , actisoufre. I am using it now but still have a slight feeling of blockage and have started to have an ear ache since yesterday, what should I do? Thank you,
Asked On : Thu, 30 Aug 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

Welcome to HealthCareMagic,

Middle ears are connected with nasopharynx through Eustachian tube.

Partially or completely blocked eustachian tubes can give a sensation of pressure/fullness in the ears.

While you come down from mountains, out side air pressure increases. Eustachian tube opens frequently and allow air entry in the middle ear, to equalize pressure. And if your eustachian tubes are not functioning normally, relatively more out side air pressure will push your ear drum inwards. This may give a feeling of fullness, pain and dulled hearing.

You can take a decongestant tablet with anti-inflammatory for a couple of days. Steam inhalation and yawning will help. If your still feel full, you can try to forcibly open your eustachian tubes by taking deep breath and blowing while pinching your nostril and keeping mouth closed. If you feel a pop,means you have succeeded. If you feel dizzy while performing this, then stop and consult your ENT doctor.

Hope you found my response to your query informative and helpful.

With good wishes,

Dr.Chandra Shekhar Sharma
Answered: Thu, 30 Aug 2012
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Acupressure Specialist Dr. A.K.Sangal,M.D (Acu.&Mag.)'s  Response
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make your mouth full of air.close your mouth and nose for 15 second and try that time so that air may come out from ear , do this three time (Morn. Noon and EVen) for a week and report.
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