Clogged Ears
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Rohini R

Rohini R, MD (Ear, nose, throat (ENT))

Dr. Rohini R is an ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon, with a Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery and a Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine and Lasers. Besides clinical practice and working with Ubie, she is actively training and mentoring medical students and residents. She has functioned in various work settings - teaching hospitals, private and free health centers, and worked with patients from all socioeconomic backgrounds due to her experience in free hospitals and volunteering in India and Singapore.

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Content updated on Jan 4, 2023

About the symptom

Blocked ears describes the blockage of the eustachian tubes — which run between the middle ear and the back of the nose. It might cause a feeling of fullness or pressure in the ears.

Possible causes

  • Otitis media

    Infection of the middle ear (area just behind the eardrum) by bacteria or viruses. Although the cause is an infection, risk factors include a blocked nose, allergies, and smoke exposure.

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  • Do your ears feel blocked?

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References

  • Ear infection

    https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/ear-infections

  • Acute otitis media in adults

    https://www.uptodate.com/contents/acute-otitis-media-in-adults?search=otorrhoea

  • Plugged ears: What is the remedy?

    https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/common-cold/expert-answers/plugged-ears/faq-20058092

Reviewed By:

Rohini R

Rohini R, MD (Ear, nose, throat (ENT))

Dr. Rohini R is an ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon, with a Fellowship in Advanced Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery and a Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine and Lasers. Besides clinical practice and working with Ubie, she is actively training and mentoring medical students and residents. She has functioned in various work settings - teaching hospitals, private and free health centers, and worked with patients from all socioeconomic backgrounds due to her experience in free hospitals and volunteering in India and Singapore.

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