I am having problems with my ears. When I lie down they tend to clog but there doesn't seem to be any ear wax in my ears. There is no pain, just a feeling of pressure in my ear canal. I was wondering what could be causing this and what I could do to stop it from happening.
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 31
Baby oil in my ears to try to soften anything that may be clogging them, visiting a GP to try to get my ears cleaned out, only to be told that there is nothing to flush out.
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This may be due to pressure in your inner ear rather then your ear canal.
Since your GP doesn't seem to be able to figure it out I suggest you ask for a referral to an ENT specialist.
Does this make sense to you?
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Hi Dr. Rick,
I just wanted to add some symptoms and hope that maybe you can help me with something until I manage to get to an ENT doctor, or maybe so I can have something definitive to tell them.
When I try to clear my ear canal I can hear a series of popping sounds and my hearing improves for a second before clogging back up. Does that fit with pressure on my inner ear? Also, would taking antibiotics or a medicine which eliminates phlegm help at all?
Yes. That sounds like problems with your inner ear or Eustachian tube.I would not just throw antibiotics at the issue right now as they only treat bacteria, and not every bacteria at that.I'm not sure if an expectorant/anti phlegm medicine would help....