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Is it normal for your ears to pop..... all the time ? Even if you aren't sick... ?

Asked by Scarlett (915points) July 24th, 2010

It it normal for your ears to pop even when you aren’t sick ??

I’m sick right now and my ears always pop when I swallow and I want to know a way to pop this…

Does everyone’s ears pop ? Is there a way I can stop this from happening? I’ve had my ears pop everytime I swallow for a long time now…... and I want to know if it’s normal and if it’s safe to get rid of the popping myself.


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MyNewtBoobs's avatar

It’s a sinus thing. Since it’s hayfever season, it’s pretty likely that you have more mucus than usual running around in your sinuses. You might live somewhere that leads to sinus issues, or maybe your sinuses are naturally really active. But unless you have other sinus issues, there’s probably not a whole lot they can do.

Scarlett's avatar

@papayalily – Thanks for answering. I’ve had my ears popping for a long time now, that I’ve gotten used to it… I’ve had my ears pop for months now…..5 months, 6 months…. 4 months? I’ve lost track….. the point is, I don’t think they ever did that before.. and I want to know if it’s normal or not? and how to stop it?

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

My dear Ms. Scarlett, there are several threads on this topics that pop up when you search for “pop ears” using the search function in fluther. You may find this helpful to understand this problem.

Scarlett's avatar

@Dr_Lawrence – Thanks! I’ll be sure to search about it!

MyNewtBoobs's avatar

@Scarlett I don’t know that I’d say that it’s normal, so much as not abnormal. I don’t think there’s much you can do to stop it.

Ivan's avatar

After a plane ride in December, my ears plugged up, and I could barely hear for a couple weeks. My hearing has returned, but now my ears make a popping noise whenever I swallow. I’ve gotten used to it, but it concerns me a little.

silverfly's avatar

My ears pop quite often as well. Could be allergies. Could be changes in elevation (depending on where you live). Could be weather and pressure. I wouldn’t worry. However, if it’s painful, I’d see your doctor.

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