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Union City, CA
A 35-year-old female asked:

Woke up with left ear clogged. no cold or runny nose. took allergy pill but no relief. no pain in ear. just feel pressure and clogged. ?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Eustachian tube: Hello, your ear symptoms are due to a eustachian tube dysfunction. The lining in your nose continues into the eustachian tube. Any condition affecting your nose will in turn cause ear symptoms. I would recommend afrin nasal spray as directed for 5 days. An otc decongestant can be used as directed thereafter for 7-10 days. If the symptoms persist, then see your ent.
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