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    Non retraced ear drum, Ear feels full, Dizzy, Can't clear my ears
    earmarc posted:
    Hello - I flew 3 times in 24 hours and now can't clear my right ear. I have a PE tube in my left ear for an unrelated problem. I feel dizzy and have a bad headache. Taking nasal sprays and a decongestant. I went to the doctor and they said the right ear drum was not retracted, that it looked fine and that is was surprising that I felt this way since there didn't seem to be an issue with my middle ear or ear drum. I can hear fine as well. My question is why can't I force air through my Eustachian tube on the right side and clear my ear if there is nothing blocking? It feels like the pressure has not equalized in my middle ear but since the ear drum is not being sucked in, I'm confused as to what this may be and why I can't force air through my Eustachian tube. I'm wondering if you cab have a normal looking ear drum and still not be able to clear your ear due to some blockage? Thank you.

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