Patient :For about 10 days now I have had a fluttering or another way to describe is like something tapping a microphone in my left ear. Initially it was doing it randomly all day but now it happens randomly when I awake for 30-60 seconds at a time for a few times. Then throughout the day it happens when I burp. It doesn't do it it I sneeze or hear loud noises or when I yawn just when I burp. On the rare occasion in the day it will randomly flutter but mainly is tied to burping. There is no pain or itching but it does feel a little full. Went to the GP and she said ear looks normal. Said to take a decongestant like mucinex. I generally don't take meds but I do take allergy shots for the last 20 years.
Thanks for your query and an elucidate history.
Noted the history of flattering in the left ear for the last 10 days as you have explained.
This is occasional and the only additional information is about its relation to burping and little fullness.
Also noted your history related to medication. You have tried Mucines and Flonase.
Your problem looks to be related to the Eustachian tube dysfunction and inadvertent opening causes the fluttering, the relation to burping indicates this.
The reactionary edema and/or fluid in the middle ear causes the feeling of fullness.
I would advise you the following:
Continue Mucinex and Flonase.
Take steam inhalation.
Avoid extreme temperature changes.
Take anti-inflammatory medicines.
Review with an ENT Surgeon to get an exact diagnosis and additional treatment if be required.
I hope this answers your query,
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