An individual with ear fullness has a sensation of blockage in the ear. This can make hearing sound muffled or a person may experience crackling or popping noises in the ear. Ear congestion may last only a few seconds or up to a few days. The feeling may come alone or be associated with other ear symptoms such as ringing, pain or dizziness.
Common causes include fluid in the middle ear, hay fever, allergies or over-excessive nose blowing. Ear pain can be associated with ear congestion in cases of infections or with airplane travel, with sudden changes in barometric pressure, which most often occurs during descent.
Air travel is a common factor building up to ear congestion. Below are prevention methods.
If ear congestion for you or your child lasts more than a couple of days and ear pain develops, consult our
Boys Town Ear, Nose and Throat clinic locations to schedule an appointment with an otolaryngologist specialist.