Fluid in the earStephanieLemieux | October 3, 2018 | 29 | Auditory Canal , Blog
Swimmers are probably familiar with this condition. However, even non-swimmers may also suffer from fluid in the ear. The liquid can develop in the ear for a couple of different reasons:
Ear infections: children and adults who develop diseases of the middle ear may experience a sensation of the clogged ear due to the accumulation of fluid behind the eardrum. Although this condition usually disappears, it can be painful. It is recommended to visit the doctor if there is a presence of pain, fluid secretion or the symptoms persist for more than one day. Children under six months must be seen immediately.
Swim or bathe: There are times when water can get trapped inside the external auditory canal, or inside the Eustachian tubes to swim, soak or humid environments. If this happens, you can use some of the following techniques to drain it:
Tilt your head to the sides and gently pull the lobe from the ear.
Do the Valsalva maneuver, holding your nose tight and gently blowing.
The pressure in the sines
You may be familiar with nasal passages and the facial sensation caused by sine pressure but may also cause temporary hearing loss. The sinus cavities are empty spaces located in the bones near the nose and between the eyes, next to the auditory canal.
When you experience inflammation in your sinus cavities, your Eustachian tubes may swell. When this happens, the connection between the middle ear and the throat is closed, which exerts pressure on the eardrum and causes the sensation of obstruction of the ear, or in some cases pain and loss of hearing.
Thankfully, most hearing loss produced by a sinus infection, pressure or sinusitis is temporary and auditory returns to normal once nasal congestion disappears. Still, if you experience pain or sudden loss of hearing due to nasal congestion, consult your doctor.
Damage by noise
The noise-induced hearing loss is one of the most common types of hearing loss sensory. It may be present in one or both ears that may have been exposed to excessive noise for an extended period.
If your ears feel clogged or if you hear a whistle in the ears (tinnitus) after being exposed to a very noisy situation, it is likely that it is due to excessive exposure. Although these symptoms usually disappear within 48 hours, permanent loss of hearing can be avoided taking precautions the next time it is in a noisy environment:
Use earplugs or other hearing protection devices (if more than 85 dB).
Download the volume of the electronic device with which you are working.
If you can not protect your hearing from noise or reduce the volume, move away as much as possible from it.
Before the problems begin
Although we have mentioned four of the most general reasons why your ears may feel clogged, it is always advisable to look up the advice of an oral health professional every time you have problems listening. Drain your ears home using a remedy