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A 31-year-old female asked:

whats the best thing to help with ear pain/pressure?

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
Emergency Medicine 47 years experience
Ear pain/pressure: See if an over the counter decongestant such as Sudafed or Afrin nasal spray works. Your eustachian tubes may be closed from congestion or inflammation. This can happen after a cold or flying in an airplane. Also, try pinching your nose ,keep you mouth closed and blow. This may equalize the pressure. You will hear your ears "pop".

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Whats the best remedy for ear pain ?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Treat the cause: Treatment to resolve ear pain depends on the cause. If it is directly related to the ear, as with an external or middle ear infection, then a topical and/or oral antibiotic or anti-fungal is needed. Infection or inflammation in the throat, molars or base of tongue region can present with ear pain. See your primary doctor or ENT specialist.
A 46-year-old member asked:

I'm 31-years-old. How can I best treat the flu and my ear pain?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Flu tx.: If you have the Flu hydrate well w water, herbal teas, soup or juice. Drink sufficiently to have pale to light yellow urine. You can use pain relievers like Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAID’s. Rest A LOT! In some situations antiviral medications (Tamiflu, Relenza, Flumadine) may be prescribed within the first couple of days of symptoms to hasten healing or they can be used after flu exposure to prevent illness.

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