Do your ears feel clogged up and stuffy all the time? It may be just annoying for some, but for others it can be quite painful and worrisome. There are a few different reasons why your ears may feel stuffy – are you wondering how serious this problem might be and if it’s time to make an appointment with your doctor? Read on for some information on why your ears may be feeling stuffy.
What can you do about stuffy ears?
The best treatment for stuffy ears depends on why they are stuffy. You may be having problems because of:
• A problem with your eustachian tube. This tube runs from your nose to your ear and drains fluid. If you suffer with allergies or have a sinus infection, this tube can become swollen and inflamed. If it is swollen, fluid can build up and make ears feel clogged.
• Too much ear wax. Ear wax helps to prevent infection in the ears, but too much ear wax can make it hard to hear and can make your ears feel like they are clogged up. If you think ear wax may be the problem, have your doctor take it out to make sure it is done correctly and safely.
• Hearing problems. A problem with your cochlea, which is key to hearing, can make your ears feel stuffy. You should see your doctor if you aren’t hearing as well as you used to, and see your doctor right away if you suddenly feel like you’ve lost your hearing.
• Jaw joint problems. Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ) can give you headaches, make your neck, jaw, and shoulders ache, and it can also make your ears feel like they are stuffed up.
You should make an appointment with your doctor if the feeling of stuffy ears persists, if you find that you often feel dizzy or like you are losing your coordination, or if you develop a fever.
There may be a very serious reason why your ears have been feeling stuffy lately, and the staff at Nevada Sinus Relief can help determine the cause. Call the office in Las Vegas, NV, at (702) 213-6468 for an appointment today!