A member asked:

Hi, i have a blocked ear. i tried fixing by draining it with water in the shower which didnt work and then hydrogen peroxide 3% which also didnt work. how do i treat this? also, i have had very mild cold symptoms for 2-3 weeks.

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

This sounds more like your middle ear is filled with backed up mucus. This sometimes happens with/after a cold when the tube that drains mucus from the ear swells shut. Yawning a few times may allow air to enter if your issue is minor. It would likely eventually self heal when the tube swelling disappears. If it persists see your doc.

Answered Apr 6, 2020

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