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Palm City, FL
A 21-year-old female asked:

5th day of the flu, coughing up mucus, ears full of pressure, stuffy nose. will a hot shower releave the pressure on my ears, and help with the mucus?

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Flu: Warm steam will decongest the nasal mucosa and help relieve the ear and face pressure; however, the effect is temporary. You can try OTC decongestants and cough suppressants etc. after you check with your doctor regarding the safety of such medications given your pregnancy.
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