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Can congestion and being phlegmy from dairy cause ear infections? Can congestion and runny nose cause ear infections? A family member gets phlegmy from dairy. A family member smokes in the vehicle. The child has had several ear infections and is always co

Can congestion and being phlegmy from dairy cause ear infections? Can congestion and runny nose cause ear infections? A family member gets phlegmy from dairy. A family member smokes in the vehicle. The child has had several ear infections and is always co

dairy no, smoke yes: Dairy is not associated with ear infections. Smoke exposure is associated with more frequent ear infections and asthma in children. I encourage you to have all adults in your child's life quit smoking. Even if they smoke outside the home, the toxic subtances are absorbed into their skin, hair and clothes an put children at risk. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more


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Does dairy in formula increase the frequency of ear infections and congestion?

Does dairy in formula increase the frequency of ear infections and congestion?

No: Dairy (particularly cold milk or ice cream) is a mucogenic (mucus producing food), but typically this is a fairly mild effect and does not result in increased ear infections, although it may result in some temporary congestion. This mucus producing response may be more pronounced in some patients and can be mistaken for a milk allergy. ...Read more

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Congestion and stuffy ears?

Congestion and stuffy ears?

Sinuses/cold: This could be due to sinuses and allergies or viral illness if these are the only symptoms. Congestion and inflammation in your sinuses can lead to same in eustation tubes leading to your ears. This change of pressure and issues draining can cause the stuffy feeling in your ears. Drink fluids and consider over the counter meds like guaifenisin and if it not better in 3-5 days, see your primary. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my inner ear is full of congestion?

Allergy: Allergies have caused your eustachian tubes to become blocked, you will probably have decreased hearing for a while. Treatment is antihistamines or steroids. ...Read more

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How long does it take for side effects from fluticasone to subside after u discontinue use. I have used it a month or so and experience ear congestion?

How long does it take for side effects from fluticasone to subside after u discontinue use. I have used it a month or so and experience ear congestion?

Side effects: If this is strictly a side effect of the medication, I would hope that as the medication comes out of your system, the effects will go away as well. The half life of the medication is 11-12hrs. So five half lifes before it is more or less out of your system, so roughly 60 hours, I would say fluticasone is out of your system. If there is some suppression on the adrenal axis, this may take more time ...Read more

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How to relieve congestion and pressure from ear and head?

How to relieve congestion and pressure from ear and head?

Steam inhalation: I would try steam inhalation with vicks that can open up eustachian tubes (canals connecting back of your throat to ears) and relieve congestion/pressure from ears sometimes. ...Read more

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How do you relieve sinus congestion and ear fullness?

How do you relieve sinus congestion and ear fullness?

Try nasal steroid: The ear plugging is likely from the nasal congestion and nasal steroid is likely the most effective in relieving the nasal stuffiness even though it may take a few days. If problem persists, see allergist. ...Read more

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Can wearing earplugs to bed cause nasal and ear congestion in the morning?

Can wearing earplugs to bed cause nasal and ear congestion in the morning?

Yes: Provided that the earplugs are standard and not some unusual design there should rarely be a problem. However, earplugs can push normal ear cerumen (wax) into the ear canal and cause blockage which will be sensed as ear congestion or decreased hearing ( known as conductive or mechanical hearing loss). The sense of nasal congestion should not be related to earplugs. ...Read more

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Cold with ear congestion, for 2 weeks now decongestants, ear popping not working need help please?

Cold with ear congestion, for 2 weeks now decongestants, ear popping not working need help please?

Eustachian tube: The ear popping is likely do to transient opening of a eustachian tube that has swollen do to the cold.That will often trap mucous in the middle ear and reduce hearing while it is there. This can take a few weeks to clear up but should do some over time. If it becomes painful or you run fever, have your doc see if it became infected. ...Read more