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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Can, but not common: but wiping the nose can cause irritation. Drainage and congestion from it are very common to cause taste changes, drainage, ear popping, throat irrita ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
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57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Try nasal steroid: The ear plugging is likely from the nasal congestion and nasal steroid is likely the most effective in relieving the nasal stuffiness even though it m ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No usually: This may be from barotrauma due to change in altitude not unlikely what one often experiences with the plane descending. In most cases, it would reso ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Eustachian tube: The ear popping is likely do to transient opening of a eustachian tube that has swollen do to the cold.That will often trap mucous in the middle ear a ... Read More
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Dr. Zeyad Morcos
22 years experience Neurology
Might be migraine : As a neurologist, sinus congestion and headache might be migraine. Majority of people reporting headache, nasal congestion nausea, and need to rest in ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Decongestants : Unless you have a reason to avoid them, decongestants are just what the doctor ordered for your symptoms. Phenylpropanolamine can be purchased by itse ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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NO: Try using an OTC antihistamine such as Zyrtec, Benadryl or Claritin. Expectorants will not help.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Jakubowicz
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Complicated: Cold and cough may have exacerbated tmj. Residual inflammation in eustachian tube may have lead to otitis media (hearing loss is key sign of this). If ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
35 years experience Family Medicine
Almost zero: Under normal circumstances the eustachian tube allows drainage of fluid from the inner ear to the nasopharynx, behind nose. When the nose is pinched ... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ivelisse Rivera-Godreau
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it can...: Fluid accumulated in your ears due to congestion can cause this type of symptoms. Usually with plenty of fluids and decongestants gets better in a mat ... Read More
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