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Blockage of one ear while sleeping
My left ear gets block when i sleep, from last 4 days. it seems that my left ear is not working and i hears from another ear. i thinks it is due to my pillow and i now uses a hard pillow instead of soft one but still my left ear gets block.. on the first day, when i woke in the morning my left ear was not working and i was hearing by my another ear. I then started shaking it up and down and then after 20 minutes it was opened, and from then it used to be like that but now it gets open quickly after shaking.. I dont understand why it happens only in my left ear. Please diagnose my problem and tell me the solution.
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U have described your symptoms in detail. I appreciate that but still it is difficult to diagnose as there are many conditions which cause your symptoms (eg:wax,)... A visit to an ENT specialist who would examine your ear with an otoscope would solve your problem
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Your symptoms are suggestive of Eustachian tube defect. The Eustachian tube is a small passageway that connects your throat to your middle ear. When you sneeze, swallow, or yawn, your Eustachian tubes open. This keeps air pressure and fluid from building up inside your ear. But sometimes a Eustachian tube might get plugged. This is called Eustachian tube dysfunction. When this happens, sounds may be muffled and your ear may feel full. You may also have ear pain. The most common cause of Eustachian tube dysfunction is when the tube gets inflamed and mucus or fluid builds up. This can be caused by a cold, the flu, a sinus infection, or allergies. Symptoms of Eustachian tube dysfunction usually go away without treatment. You can do exercises to open up the tubes. This includes swallowing, yawning, or chewing gum. You can help relieve the “full ear” feeling by taking a deep breath, pinching your nostrils closed, and “blowing” with your mouth shut. If the condition persists or worsens visit the ENT at the earliest.
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