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Blocked Ears From Flu
Blocked ears. Blocked nose. Extreme pain. Crackling noise. Creamy liquid discharge from the ears. What could this be?
Ear and sinus: Hello. I would recommend saline irrigation after using afrin. Afrin only for 5 days but keep the saline going until your ear improves. Mucinex (guaifenesin) will help keep fluid thin and watery. Finally Ibuprofen will help with pain and inflammation. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Always a sensation of mucus dripping from nose to throat.No sore throat as such , no blocked nose either.Suffering from 8 months.Any suggestions?
Post nasal drip: Uris, allergies, sinusitis, foreign body in nose, pregnancy, medications, deviated septum or another anatomical problem, changing weather, cold temps, or dry air, spicy foods, fumes from chemicals, perfumes, cleaning products, smoke, or other irritants can all cause thickening and persistent mucous discharge. Think about this and try figuring out cause, or see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Stuffy nose, head congestion, ears feeling clogged, drainage, chest kind of burning but mucous is clear. What is this?
URI/Sinusitis: You most likely have sinusitis and upper respiratory infection. Most commonly these are viral in nature, and do not require antibiotics. However, if symptoms getting worse or chest pain getting worse, be sure to get evaluated as bacterial superinfections can occur, and URI can evolve into pneumonia in some cases. ...Read more
If I have cronic sinus pressure, inner ear fluid, blocked ears and ringing without runny nose or watery eyes or itching can it be allergies?
Possible/less likely: Allergies can cause these symptoms that you mentioned. But it could be chronic sinusitis. In that case, antibiotics or sometimes surgery can help. You should see an ear, nose, throat doctors first, and later also do an allergy testing to rule out allergies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lightheaded, headaches; sinus pressure. Ears feel blocked and sometimes ache. Nasal congestion like the airways are narrowing for 2 months. Sinusitis?
Good guess: I agree with you. You should quit smoking NOW otherwise improving your sinusitis will be VERY DIFFICULT. You should be under the care of your primary care and/or ENT physician. If you continue to smoke you are letting your self in for a very uncomfortable future with worse headaches and running into possible ear nose & throat cancer. ...Read more
Sinuses always feel blocked for years; can breath through nose; ears pop & feel blocked though there's no buildup of wax or hearing restriction. Help?
Sinus issues: Your symptoms could be a lot of things ranging from a deviated nasal septum to nasal polyps to chronic sinusitis. Even poorly controlled allergies could cause this. Nasal and sinus symptoms often cause problems with the eustachian tube, which will give the ears a plugged up feeling because it doesn't ventilate the middle ear. The eustachian tube connects the middle ear with the back of the nose. ...Read more
Constantly getting blocked sinuses, ears, nose for years. Worse after flus. Gagging from build up of mucus that's hard to cough up or blow out. ideas?
Depends on cause: Could be infectious or allergic or mechanical blockage. You need a good doc to go over the various possibilities with you and sort out what's happening and help you get to a satisfactory solution for you. Good luck! ...Read more
Ringing in ears 2 weeks after bad head cold/cough. Was prescribed Claritin (loratadine) for ear tube blocked from cold. How long will ringing last?
E. tube dysfunction: Sounds like you have eustachian tube dysfunction, which is a condition in which your eustachian tube connecting your ear from the ear drum to the back of your nose is clogged up due to congestion caused by allergies or colds. Take a deep breath, hold your mouth closed, pinch your nose closed, and force air up the eustachian tubes by blowing. You should feel a pop. Can try a decongestant or a gum. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Sinus headaches: The headaches could be coming from your sinuses rather than your plugged ears. They are plugged because of mucus back flowing from your sinuses and nose consult your doctor or an allergist for help. ...Read more
Not unusual: Signifiant inflammation may take a few ays to go away, or you may be reacting to other allergens in the air such as molds.People with inflamed sinuses are at greater susceptibility to infections, so you may have caught a virus or developed a bacterial sinus infection during the time your nose was swollen and your sinuses weren't able to drain. ...Read more
Yes: It may well do this.Get a more detailed answer ›
Unlikely: two common things and may occur together with one NOT causing the other! ...Read more
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