When my patients talk to be about allergies, they exhibit a lot of symptoms. Besides a stuffy nose, ear pain is another prevalent symptom.
The sinuses and ears are connected inside your head. So clogged sinuses may cause ear pressure.
Common examples of ear discomfort says the website Livingstrong.com are “ear popping and sensations of the ear feeling full, states the American Academy of Family Physicians. This can occur if the mucus produced by an allergic reaction, drains into the Eustachian tube. If the lining of this tube becomes inflamed, then the ears may start to feel full and pop. This can lead to a loss of balance, dizziness and even vertigo.”
In an interesting post on the website WebMD There are various treatments to help the allergy sufferer with earache. They include:
Lubricating sinuses by using a nasal saline spray several times a day or use a humidifier. Also the use of a warm moist washcloth and hot showers is recommended; over-the-counter medicines such as Aleve, Tylenol or Motrin can ease ear pain; use nasal sprays in the short-term (not more than 3 days) or decongestant tablets; avoid temperature extremes; avoid suddenly movements to your head; blow your nose gently; flush your body with plenty of fluids especially at night–this makes the mucus more fluid; avoid caffeine, salt, alcohol, and tobacco products. These substances change blood circulation and can affect your ears.
Flying is another problem that people with earaches should avoid. If you have to travel by air, before boarding the plane, take nasal spray or oral decongestant at least 30 minutes to an hour before takeoff, since it takes time for them to kick in.
Finally, see an allergist if the ear problems are persistent; you have a fever, head, face, or ear pain doesn’t dissipate after taking non-prescription medication; and symptoms last for more than week, or keep coming back.
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