Popping your ears is one of the most common symptoms of otitis media (OM). It usually occurs when there are no proper drainage channels for the infection. Oftentimes, the pus from the infected area leaks into other parts of your body such as your eyes or mouth. Sometimes, it can even get into your lungs.
The main cause of popping your ears is not only bacteria but also viruses. These include:
Streptococcus pyogenes (strep throat)
Staphylococcus epidermidis (fever blisters)
Haemophilus influenzae type b (rheumatic fever)
Infections like these can be treated with antibiotics, which will kill off the germs causing the problem. However, if left untreated, they can lead to permanent damage to your hearing.
If you have been diagnosed with OM and you still experience popping sounds in your ears, then the following tips may help you out.
1. Get Rid of Infected Areas – If possible, try to get rid of any areas where the infection is present. This can either be done with surgery or by letting the area drain itself. Letting the infected area drain itself may sound a bit alarming but in most cases, it is highly effective. By letting the pus and fluid from the abscess drain out, you will be able to improve your condition significantly.
In most cases, the pus and fluid are allowed to drain through the help of a needle that is put into the abscessed area.
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