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Ears feel are in pain. They always feel under pressure and

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Ears feel are in pain. They always feel under pressure and as if they need to be popped. Hurt a lot and feel more under pressure when exposure to loud noises, like music. Also hear crackling noises from them. Has been like this for about 6 + months
JA: Have they used any medication for the pain?
Customer: Yes
JA: Got it. Have they seen a doctor about the pain?
Customer: No, can’t get appointments
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in their medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 16 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 16 days ago.
Hi. Dr Hayat here. Welcome to JA
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 16 days ago.

May I please know your age and gender?

Any underlying health issues?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
23, Male and no
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 16 days ago.

Any fever ? Flu ? Blocked nose?

Difficulty hearing?

Ear discharge?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
Nope, but whenever my ears start to hurt a lot i can feel it down the side of my neck then i will get ill shortly after
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 16 days ago.

Do you feel any sort of pressure within the ear ?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
alot
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
I would be around lots of loud music recently and it flares up whenever i am around loud noises
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
usually it heals after a while but it hasn’t got better for 6+ months
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 16 days ago.

Have you been seen by someone?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
No, can’t get an appointment anywhere
Customer: replied 16 days ago.
at the moment anyway
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 16 days ago.

It sounds like an eustachian tube dysfunction.  A tube connecting the middle ear to the pharynx which equalises the pressure in the middle ear

Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 16 days ago.

Have you used any treatment?

Customer: replied 16 days ago.
can that be made worse by loud music? and is it meant to stay for that long? And no i haven’t used any treatment
Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 16 days ago.

Yes because if the pressure isn't equilibirated then it will feel worse like because of loud music..

Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 16 days ago.

Need to ask your GP for an ent referral. Meanwhile start a nasal steroid spray 2 puffs 8 hrly and tab cetrizine 10mg once a day. Use for 8 weeks. Let me know the response by end of 4 weeks

Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 16 days ago.

Anything else I can help with please?

Expert:  Dr Hayat replied 16 days ago.
Best wishes.  Please feel free to contact me if you have any further queries or need to follow up. I will be happy to help and guide. Have a nice day.