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Philadelphia, PA
A 25-year-old female asked:

Cold with sore throat, coughing, & nasal congestion for 3 days. i blew my nose & my ear now starts popping whenever i swallow. will the popping stop?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Viral URI: 3 days of symptoms sounds like a "cold." There is fluid in the eustachian tube due to the nasal congestion and increased mucus. This will likely resolve when the cold resolves but can linger for a couple of weeks afterwards due to residual inflammation
Last updated Nov 3, 2016


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