I have this weird ear pain that goes away when I open my mouth, has anyone experienced this? I have been told it my be Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. Any thoughts on how to permanently stop the pain? I can't walk around with my mouth open, obviously.
There are tubes called 'Eustachian tubes' which connect the middle ear to the throat, this balances the air pressure in the ears. This tube can get blocked due to infections of the throat, which can give lead to a feeling of fullness in the ears. They can also get blocked in Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. This can also result in infection of the ears. The blocked ears can be opened up by the valsalva maneuver, where air is blown into the cheeks against a closed nostrils, this sometimes helps to open up the tubes. Steam inhalations can help clear the tube.
Antihistamines and sucking on candy can help open up the tubes. If these measures don't help then surgery may be necessary. Please consult your family physician.
Despite trying antihistamines, Valsalva maneuver, sucking on candy, chewing gum, steaming, and nasal sprays, I am still suffering with ear pain. My doctor says there is no infection. The pain is relieved only when I open my mouth. Anyone have any idea of what's going on with my ear?
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