Eustachian Tube Problems (Ear Tube Dysfunction, Blockage) Center

The Eustachian tube is a membrane lined tube that connects the middle ear space to the back of the nose. Symptoms of Eustachian tube dysfunction or blockage include popping and/or clicking in the ear, and ear fullness and/or pain.

Causes of Eustachian tube dysfunction or blockage include allergies, sinus infections, ear infections, and the common cold.

Treatment includes home remedies to relieve pain and several maneuvers (swallowing, chewing gum, yawning etc.), which can be done to improve Eustachian tube function. In severe cases surgery may be necessary.

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