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i am sick and my ears are clogged. i have tried swallowing, popping them, chewing gum and even putting ear medicine in them. what should i do? word

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Please go to Doctor: It sure sounds like you have done everything you can on your own and that you would be wise to now seek medical attention and let someone look in your ears and throat and listen to your lungs.
Dr. Behram Dalal
Dentistry 31 years experience
Go see your: Pcp for a checkup / proper exam and appropriate treatment and medications. Hope this helps.

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A 26-year-old male asked:

I am sick and my ears are clogged. I have tried swallowing, popping them, chewing gum and even putting ear medicine in them. What should I do?

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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
See an ENT: I know it sounds simple to say, but at this point you may want to visit an ear, nose and throat doctor.
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A 33-year-old female asked:

I am sick and my ears are clogged. I have tried swallowing, popping them, chewing gum and even putting ear medicine in them. What should I do? Word2

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Priya Krishna
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Try nose spray: You may want to try a nasal decongestant like afrin or neosynephrine for 3 days as directed. There is a tube between the inside of the ear and the back of the nose which gets swollen when you are sick with a cold, etc. The sprays can help sometimes decrease swelling and open up the ears and help you pop them gently. You can also take a pill decongestant which might help.

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