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    Desperately need major help!
    An_249613 posted:
    Well I received a ear infection quite a long time ago, I recall it from swimming and stupidly I ignored it and the pain had gone away but suddenly this weird noise had suddenly emerged and it happens when I move my jaw, swallow or yawn the weird part is when I yawn. While I'm yawning my ears have this popping or crackling noise that occurs and while I'm inhaling the air feels like it's all going in my ear and depending on which noise it made the ear on, the ear suddenly gets MAJOR pressure and the way I release this pressure is by simply moving my jaw and making the noise.I went to the doctor and she had found both my ears infected! then she prescribed me ear drops and anti-biotics I slightly felt better and I could also breath better since I had shortness of breath for some reason! but after I've stopped taking these anti-biotics, it's pretty much the same and my shortness of breath has returned.

    (I ignored this infection for around 3 years.
    Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
    It is not likely that you had an infection for three years, but you most certainly had a condition involving the Eustachian tubes and the middle ear. It is also possible that you have some involvement in the TMJ (temperomandibular joint). I don't know the association between your shortness of breath, however, unless of course, you also have allergies as an underlying factor.

    First step: Make and appointment and go see in ENT specialists so that you can have your ears and TMJ carefully evaluated.
    Mathew4556 replied to Rod Moser, PA, PhD's response:
    Thanks for the reply! It's most likely my tubes as when I hold my nose and blow through my mouth the noise happens and I feel slightly better!

    Thanks Rod.
    Rod Moser, PA, PhD replied to Mathew4556's response:
    You are welcome....and that most definitely sounds like ETD.

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