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What causes a blocked ear?

What causes a blocked ear?

Eustacian Tube : You may have some form of eustacian tube dysfuction which drains the ear into the nose. Allergy, infection and other causes may result in blockage of the drainage system and fluid pressure is noted with a painful ear. ...Read more

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How to clear a blocked ear due to cold.

How to clear a blocked ear due to cold.

Decongestants: Otc decongestants useful. Afrin nasal spray effective but should not be used for more than day or two to avoid rebound swelling that requires closer and closer doses, which become excessive. ...Read more

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Badly blocked ear after fight, what to do?

Badly blocked ear after fight, what to do?

ET dysfunction: Common ET tube dysfunction after flight. It will spontaneously go away. Try swallowing. Try swallowing while holding nostrils together. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a blocked ear to go away?

How long is it supposed to it take for a blocked ear to go away?

It depends: It depends on the cause and what you are doing about it. It you are doing nothing, then the problems may continue indefinitely. See an ENT doctor and determine the cause if it is a major issue. ...Read more

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Docs, could a blocked ear make you sick?

Depends: A blocked ear can be the result of several disorders; not all would make you sick. Impacted wax should not make you sick. However, a middle ear infection is always secondary to disease (infection, viral or bacterial) in the back of the nose and that would make you sick. If you have a hearing loss associated with this blockage you need to see a physician, preferably an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I have a blocked ear full if wax what should I do?

I have a blocked ear full if wax what should I do?

Go to the Doctor: If you have already tried the over the counter ear wax removal drops and bulb syringe available at the drug store then the next step is to get a doctor to clean out the canal. ...Read more

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Had a cold now right blocked ear. How can I unblock it please.

Had a cold now right blocked ear. How can I unblock it please.

Try OTC: Nasal decongestant sprays, oral decongestants and antihistamines. Make sure you stay well hydrated and use vaporizer. And don't blow your nose too hard, because that can cause middle ear infections. If it persists for more than 5-7 days, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Help! i'm having symptoms of blocked ear for a week from sinusitis?

Help! i'm having symptoms of blocked ear for a week from sinusitis?

2 separate problems: Although the blocked ear and sinusitis may be caused by the same virus, the 2 problems are separate and not causing each other. Rather, most likely the virus is causing nasal obstruction leading to sinusitis and the same virus may be causing Eustachian tube obstruction leading to the blocked ear. I would advise seeing an ENT doctor for help. ...Read more