A 29-year-old male asked:
Deep inside one of my ears it feels like fluid and pressure are there. popping ears does not help at all. not pain; just a fluid feeling, occasional pulses, but very deep. what does this sound like, and when should it warrant a trip to the doctor?
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Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Answer: There is most likely fluid and mucous inside your Eustachian tube causing the blockage. If popping the ear does not help, try using a decongestant nasal spray such as Afrin or Neosynephrime in the nostril on the side of the blockage, drinking clear liquids, and avoiding dairy products. There is no hard and fast rule about this, but I will usually prescribe antibiotics after a week if unimproved.
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Last updated May 6, 2016
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