A 27-year-old female asked:
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i'm prone to middle ear infections. ear has started to feel bunged up and i can't hear very well last couple of days. it now won't pop.

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Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Diminished hearing: Chew gum until you can get to see your doctor to see if you have another ear infection.Chewing gum helps to equalize the pressure.
Answered on Jan 6, 2014

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