It is common when the sinuses are inflamed to experience pressure in the ears. Your sinuses and ear canals are connected. Allergic rhinitis is what usually causes inflammation in the sinus cavities.
When people who have allergies are exposed to pollen, dust, smoke, molds, or pet dander, this can cause inflammation of the nasal passages and increase the amount of mucus that's produced. This can block or narrow the sinus and put pressure on the eustachian tubes in the ear.
Sinus pressure on the ears is not only painful but can impair hearing and cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or headaches. The consequence of having a clogged sinus is more frequent sinus infections and more frequent ear infections.
Bacteria and viruses can grow in the fluid trapped behind the eardrum and cause pain and pressure in the ear. If the pressure in the ear develops into an infection, it will need treatment, or it may grow serious and lead to permanent hearing loss.
Again, as with over-the-counter decongestant for ears, please check with your healthcare provider before taking any of these preparations.
HPFY has a variety of products that can be helpful in alleviating sinus and ear pressure. Please browse our website and find hot and cold packs for the face or eyes, personal humidification systems, room humidification systems, nasal sprays, and other preparations, as well as nasal irrigation systems.
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