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i woke up and my ear is plugged

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Dr. Murray Grossan
72 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unplug the ear: Papase and bromelain are proteolytic enzymes that reduce swelling. Clear.ease Lozenges are made up of these - dissolve one in beccal pouch 4x a day th ... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Wax?: Although, there are various reasons for the ears to be plugged up, often, plain wax build up is least frequently thought of, yet being a reason for th ... Read More
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
39 years experience Geriatrics
Plugged ears: Check your ears with your pcp dr. If you have too much wax in your ears you may try to soften it by applying baby oil or glycerine oil or debrox or Ce ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Need testing: If it feels clogged, something seems wrong. Should consider repeat hearing test. If you haven't seen a specialist, may be time to do so.
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Plugged ear: The most common cause of a plugged ear is cerumen and this can usually be visualized with an otoscope.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unclog the nose: Since we don't know the cause for the clogged ears, you may try using something like a nasal decongestant spray for no more than 5 days to see if this ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myra Skluth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
? wax: Try wax softener. Use bulb to flush ear with water. You probably need to see your doctor.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
2 possibilities: Sudden plugging of the ears after swimming very often means impacted wax or the possibility of external otitis, a mild infection of the skin of the ea ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Ear trauma: You may have punctured your tympanic membrane. You should see your primary care physician today and if it is confirmed you will probably be referred t ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
48 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Decongestant: It sounds like you are suffering from a cold which is slowly getting better but now your eustacian tubes are blocked. You might get some releif from ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Which Nyquil?: They all contain antihistamines as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) just be cautious and read the labels carefully, better to have a preparation that relie ... Read More

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