A It sounds as if you may be suffering from a condition called eustachian
tube dysfunction (ETD) which sounds a lot more complex than it actually is.
It was reported that children with deep dental overbites were at a significantly increased risk for developing eustachian
tube dysfunction [McDonnell et al.
Tube Dysfunction A normal Eustachian
tube helps regulate pressure in the ear.
This structure begins to regress during the second trimester leaving four remnants: the Eustachian
valve (EV), the Thebesian valve, Chiari network and the terminal crest.
The key to this disease is restoring the function of the eustachian
Narrowing of the Eustachian
tube is typically preceded by an upper respiratory tract infection.
The germ causing the illness travels up your child's eustachian
tube to his or her middle ear, making this part of the ear infected and painful.
The lining between the sinuses and the nose and the eustachian
tube and the middle-ear space are all connected through a membrane, and air can travel back and forth through all these channels,'' said Ermshar.
However, sometimes, especially in children, the eustachian
tube can become swollen or blocked due to allergies or colds.
Where in the human body are the Eustachian
Air moving into and out of the middle ears by way of the eustachian
tubes equalizes pressure.
When mucus thickens, its ability to flush germs out of the eustachian
tube is reduced, increasing the possibility of infection.