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Springfield Township, NJ
A 20-year-old female asked:

glue ear and retracted ear drum very uncomfy... can i go swimming and diving? school health center doctor said steroid nose inhaler would help??

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Prior ear infections: Glued/retracted eardrum? One side? Did you have history of multiple ear infections when you were a baby? Nasal steroid spray can help with allergies symptoms including runny nose or nasal congestion. I am uncertain whether it can help with retracted eardrum. Since you are uncomfortable, something should be done. OTC Claritin D or Zyrtec-D may help. If persistent, consult doc. Good luck.

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Last updated Oct 21, 2017

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