A 39-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 answer
Dr. Franklyn Gergits answered
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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.
Answered on Jun 26, 2018
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