Pain Around The Ears And Cheeks After Water Enters The Ear?
, a month ago when swimming, my right ear conceded a lot of water. Initially the ear felt lumpy, gradually it did not feel anything, so I let it. But lately, pain strikes around the ears and cheeks. My hearing is not interrupted, but every time I want to speak loudly or sing my voice feels heavy, even sometimes only sounds hissing. Is this due to the ear getting in the water? How to overcome it? Thanks.
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the discomfort you feel.
Between the nasopharynx (larynx) with the middle ear, there is a connector called the Eustachian tube. If there is fluid in the middle ear, the fluid may flow into the throat through the channel. However, between the ear canal with the middle ear, there is a barrier in the form of an eardrum. As long as your eardrum is in good condition and there are no holes, normally water that accidentally enters when swimming is only in the outer ear so that it cannot enter the middle ear, especially to the throat and vocal cords. However, to ascertain whether your eardrum is in good condition and whether your complaint is really not related to a history of water in the ear, you are advised to check directly with an ENT specialist. Your doctor will check the condition of your throat with a direct laryngoscope or if indicated, with fiber optic laryngoscopy
Some possibilities that can cause hoarseness and feel heavy include:
Laryngitis (inflammation of the larynx and mucous membranes [mucosa] of the vocal cords, the most common cause is excessive use of voice [vocal abuse] in the short term / upper respiratory tract infections by viruses / acid reflux of the stomach to the larynx and pharynx; complaints in the form of hoarseness, fever, cough, runny nose, painful swallowing, mucus that runs behind the throat, spasms) Pharyngitis (inflammation of the pharyngeal wall, most commonly caused by viral infections; complaints of sore throat, not too high fever, cough, red eyes, runny nose) Tonsillitis ( palatine tonsillar inflammation; complaints in the form of fever, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes in the neck, and commonly occur together with pharyngitis) Common cold (also called colds, a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract; complaints of fever, sneezing, nasal congestion , body aches, headaches) As a suggestion, you should take the following steps:
Reduce talk for 2-3 days Minimize consumption of substances that can irritate, for example: cigarettes, spicy food, drinking ice Eating balanced nutritious food regularly, including vegetables and fruits that are rich in vitamin C Wash your hands with soap and running water before eating and drink To broaden your horizons, you can read articles about hoarseness. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.