Is Your Ear Pressure Due to Allergies?

Is Your Ear Pressure Due to Allergies?

An allergic reaction can cause eye irritation, skin complications and also sinus inflammation. Swollen sinusesear pressure in turn can cause air pressure, especially on the inner ear. The ear pressure can result in severe pain that is mainly due to the buildup behind the eardrum, thanks to the presence of fluid.

This also results in the blockage of the Eustachian tube due to swollen sinuses. This blockage combined with the sinuses pressure can leave anyone in pain and discomfort.


Ear pressure can be due to several reasons, including allergy. It is important to be aware of the symptoms to be able to get the required treatment. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Watery Eyes
  • Toothache
  • Hives
  • Nasal Congestion
  • A Runny Nose
Ear pressure due to allergies is not usually very serious and can be treated by curing the allergy, which is due to allergens. Treatment

There are several OTC medications and home remedies available to help you in case of ear pressure. One of the most common remedies is using a cold compress. You can put it around your ear for around 20 minutes to reduce pain and pressure. However, make sure the cold pack is not too cold.

Another remedy is chewing a gum. Chewing moves your mouth and causes the fluid to move and helps reduce the pain.

You can also use olive oil as a home remedy. Just drop a few drops in the ear to see the results. However, olive oil should not be used if the eardrum is ruptured.

There are several pain relievers and decongestants available as well. If the pain is minor you can go for any of these OTC medicines. However, in case of serious problems do not delay paying a visit to an expert.


Ear pressure can cause several complications and even result in an ear infection if not treated on time. Such infections are usually cured with the help of antibiotics. So, if you have ear pain for more than 24 hours, pay us a visit today.

Ear, Sinus & Allergy in Valdese, NC, is home to some of the best doctors in this niche. Grab your phone and dial (828) 319-2226 to speak to Dr. Jones or one of his team members.