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2 wks. with ear infection. healed yesterday. woke up with stuffy nose&swelling. when i stand it stops. long will this last? i have plans tomo!

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Dr. Louise Andrew
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
If standing stops it: then what you have is a buildup of mucus in the nose and it is fine when it drains. Sleep propped up on several pillows, drink more than the usual amount of liquids, and stop taking antihistamines if you were taking them for the ear so the mucus stays loose and can drain.
Answered on Jul 23, 2016

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