The Cause Of The Sound Appears In The Ear When Opening A Wide Mouth?

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Good morning doc, I want to ask. Why does every time I open my mouth wide like there is a pebble on my right ear? this started happening about 3 weeks ago.

1 Answer:

Hello Aldy! Thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com.

Between the middle ear and the back of the nose, there is a channel called the Eustachian tube. The middle ear is the part behind the eardrum and normally contains air. The middle ear cannot get air from the ear canal directly because of the presence of a very tight eardrum. The Eustachian tube is needed for air exchange in this middle ear. In normal circumstances, the Eustachian tube is in a closed state. The Eustachian tubes open when we swallow, yawn, or chew. When open, air can enter the middle ear and can equate the pressure of the air inside the middle ear with the outside world. Without the same air pressure, our hearing will be disturbed.

The symptoms you mentioned are usually related to disorders of the Eustachian tube. The function of the Eustachian tube can be disrupted if the channel is blocked, narrowed, or cannot be fully opened. The causes can be various, ranging from infections of the ear, infections of the nose, allergies, to obstruction due to smoking. Smoking can cause enlargement of the organs behind the nose and throat to enlarge, thus blocking the Eustachian tube. If the cause of your disorder is not a serious illness, usually the complaint will disappear by itself in a few weeks. However, if the symptoms that you feel last for weeks, especially if it has been past 6 weeks, you should immediately check with the nearest ENT doctor. The doctor will not only check the condition of your ears, but also your nose and throat to see if there are any obstructions from your nose or throat. The doctor will also check your hearing function. The doctor will then discuss with you about the best therapy for you to live so that your complaints can be overcome. Also immediately come to the doctor if discharge or blood comes from the ear. Meanwhile, get enough rest and avoid smoking.

That's all information from me. I hope this helps.

Regards.

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