Nasal Congestion And Ear Pain When Forced To Clean The Nose?
I have experienced inflammation in the ears several times. r nIf I drink too much ice at night, the nose is clogged … The edges of the nose are painful .. r nPulsion out the mucus but it doesn’t taste good … r nI am currently undergoing routine treatment for hyperthyroidism. r nIs this a symptom of sinusitis? And what should I do? Thanks 🙏
Sinusitis is inflammation of the sinus cavity. The sinuses are the air cavities located on the face, precisely behind the cheekbones and forehead. Symptoms of sinusitis are headache, fever, prolonged runny nose (> 2 weeks) that smells or a stuffy nose, pain in certain facial areas, and bad breath. The sinus cavity is connected to the nose, where the sinus walls produce mucus which serves to warm and humidify the air that enters the airways. Inflammation of the sinus walls will cause mucus to become blocked and cause the symptoms mentioned above. In a cold that lasts long and is not treated properly, it can cause sinusitis.
Sinusitis in adults is more often triggered by colds caused by viruses / fungal infections, smoking habits, and dental infections. Whereas in children, it is more often caused by allergic conditions. The complaints you write about are more likely to be caused by an allergic cold or sinusitis. Of course, a direct medical examination with an Ear, Nose and Throat Specialist is needed to determine what is the cause of the complaint you are experiencing. The doctor will do a detailed question and answer about your complaint, perform a physical examination, especially the nose, and if necessary advise you to do supporting examinations such as head x-rays (to see the sinus cavities), MRI / CT scan.
Treatment will be given according to your medical condition. Online consultation cannot replace a live medical examination and a determination of medical treatment.
Cleaning the nose cannot be done too hard because the nose is in contact with the eustachian fallopian tubes. The fallopian tubes function to balance the middle ear pressure and the pressure outside the ear. When a persistent cold occurs, you can experience barotrauma due to blockage of the fallopian tubes which occurs due to increased mucus production. In barotrauma, the eardrum is tense and pulled. This is what causes your ears to feel sore and ringy when you clear mucus from your nose too hard.
To overcome nasal congestion, try to avoid all nasal congestion triggers such as cold air, consumption of cold food / drinks, breathing polluted air, smoking. Always try to keep the house clean from dust by routinely wiping wet all surfaces of furniture / vacuuming regularly (at least 2 days a week). Dust and dust mites can trigger a persistent cold. Maintain your stamina by living a healthy lifestyle. With good stamina, you don't catch colds easily.
Read in this HealthReplies.com article about Rhinitis / Colds.
That's the info we can share, hope it helps you.