The Cause Of The Ear Feels Painful And Like Air Settles In The Ear?
I want to ask, I have been checking out for ENT every year for the results of otitis externa, but every time my ear hurts. Today, the peak of the pain was very painful, when I blew my breath my nose was closed, my ears would come out and sound and it was very painful, is that dangerous? I felt something swollen inside my ear
Thank you for the question.
Pain in the ear can be caused by several things, depending on the onset of pain, duration of pain, accompanying symptoms such as chewing pain, ringing in the ears, tenderness, discharge from the ear canal, or decreased hearing function, as well as accompanying or preceding diseases such as cold coughs.
The following causes of ear pain:
Otitis externa, usually accompanied by tenderness in the spinal ear, the ear hole feels narrow, and tenderness on the outside of the ear. Otitis externa can be caused by bacteria or fungi.
Acute otitis media, usually appears around 1-2 weeks accompanied by full ears, fever, and is preceded by a cold cough.
Chronic otitis media, usually appears after more than 2 weeks, and is accompanied by a discharge from the ear, and recurring pain.
Ear pain can be influenced by factors prone to prying ears, trauma to the ear, frequent swimming, as well as a history of recurrent cold coughs. If the ear pain continues to recur, accompanied by fever, and full ears, you can consult a doctor, because the doctor needs to assess complaints and examine your ears. The doctor will further inquire your complaint and examine the outside and inside of your ear using an instrument called an otoscope, so that the doctor knows whether your ear holes are narrowed and see the appearance of your eardrum, whether it is swollen or if there is a bow. After that, the doctor will prescribe according to your condition, can be given decongestants or antibiotics if you suffer from otitis.
For now, what you can do at home:
Take pain relievers like paracetamol.
Avoid making modifications to the ear, including blowing by covering the nose because it will interfere with pressure on the ear and prone the ears with the cotton bud.
Avoid swimming and put water in the ear for a while.
Treat the underlying disease if you have a cold cough.
Get enough rest, drink 2-3L of water per day, and adequate nutrition including fruits and vegetables.
Hopefully this information can help. thanks.