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A 34-year-old male asked:

The doctor said my ear wasn't clogged & started me on meds for inner ear infection. i have no pain but ear is muffled bad after 4 days of meds?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Expected: To develop a middle ear infection you retain mucous behind the ear drum which becomes food for the germs that cause the infection. The mucous muffles hearing in what should be an air filled space.The mucous/muffling may remain for days/weeks after the germs are killed by antibiotics. Normal hearing should return gradually but may take a while.

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