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A 34-year-old female asked:

What is best approach to treating allergy-related stopped up ear(s)/eustachian probs? antihistamine? nasal spray? decongestant?

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Dr. Bhavin Patel
Allergy and Immunology 25 years experience
Nasal sprays: Initially you want to start off with nasal corticosteroid nasal sprays. If this alleviates the symptoms then you do not need to do anything else. However, if you have some relief, then try as needed decongestant.
Dr. Theodore Fetter
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 50 years experience
Agree that allergy steroid nasal spray is a good starting point. You may need some or all of those treatments, and some allergy patients may also need allergy immune treatment (shots or other). If various allergy treatments are insufficient, then ear tubes are an option.
May 24, 2015

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