Skip to content


    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place:

    Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open!

    Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.

    1. Head over to this page:

    2.Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)

    3.Start posting

    Have questions? Email us anytime at [email protected]

    Possible Solution
    An_257983 posted:
    I had the same problem as everyone here. I used some swimmers ear & took a decongestant-- seems to be helping, it's not crackling anymore when I have a hiccup/burp/cough. Seems like it might have been fluid behind my eardrum- which is weird because I haven't been swimming. I feel a slight pain after cleaning it but the noise is gone. I am flying out of town Tuesday, so I hope it's not an ear infection or something- I'd hate for my eardrum to explode on the flight. Seem to have a slight loss of hearing sensitivity. Going to the doctor Monday. Will update if anyone is still having this problem.
    Was this Helpful?
    0 of 0 found this helpful

    Helpful Tips

    Your Home Black BagExpert
    Doctors used to carry black bags containing all the medical tools they would need for a home visit. Of course, that rarely happens anymore. ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    32 of 54 found this helpful

    Expert Blog

    Focus on Flu

    Find answers to your questions about seasonal flu issues and answers to your concerns about the flu season and H1N1...Read More

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.