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Ear Clogged After Swimming
Had perforated ear drum 3 months ago, now swimmers ear and a little blood, not swimming and keeping ear dry, how did I get swimmers ear?
Common: Swimmers &prolonged head baths may commonly develop otitis externa (swimmers ears). Skin of ear canal gets irritated with constant moisture &skin bacteria in external ear canal ( staph or strept ) start a skin infection which can be VERY painful. Fungi may be involved as well. White vinegar: rubbing alcohol (70%) mixture1:1 drops in ear post swimming/baths may prevent if used regularly.Consult ENT ...Read more
Unpredictable: There is no way to tell. If symptoms persist, you should see an ENT for treatment. ...Read more
Tinnitus in left ear decided to use ear drops. 9 days later ear full of wax after pulling out the goo , still ringing ear still blocked :-( syringe?
Syringe may help: They sell cleaning kits for ears in the pharmacies which have large syringes. I always advise to use warm soapy water for these types of cleanings. At the same time, I advise caution when doing anything with the ear canal & if you're not sure of what you are doing or if things are going the right way then you should stop and see your doctor. Much better that than to cause any sort of complication. ...Read more
After motorcycle ride, ear felt clogged and sound muffled. Made me feel off balance. Opened up, was ok after a while. Can wind cause ear to do that?
Diagnosed w/ sinus inf. and fluid sucked back in ear. During antibiotics ear pressure went away, after swimming it's back. How do I get fluid out ear?
Mucinex (guaifenesin) D might help: Assuming you don't just have water in your ears from swimming (equal parts vinegar and rubbing alcohol good for that), and assuming you can take decongestants (no high blood pressure, no previous bad effects from Pseudophed), then MucinexD may be your best choice. Won't dry up the secretions so much that your sinuses won't drain, but will open you up enough to hopefully relieve pressure. ...Read more
Use some warm water: The oil will soften the wax it needs to be gently irrigated away or suctioned out by your ENT doctor. ...Read more
2 possibilities: Sudden plugging of the ears after swimming very often means impacted wax or the possibility of external otitis, a mild infection of the skin of the ear canal. My bet is that the water going into the ear canal was absorbed by the wax already in the ear canal and made the blockage worse. Try hydrogen peroxide for a week, 4 drops 4 times a day, or see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Stop using q-tips: The throat pain is likely referred pain from the ear irritation. No q-tips in the ears please! to clean your ears let soap and water flood your ears in the shower, then tilt your head and let it run out. Also the over the counter ear was kits available at the pharmacy are good. If you already have a wax plug a doctor will need to remove it. ...Read more
Allergies & clogged sinus/ears Tinnitus in both ears. Had 5 sec. noise in 1 ear like teen's muffler. Not heartbeat speed. Ear popped & it stopped ??
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?
Day 3 into bad ear infection and have mild tinnitus in right ear. Will this subside when infection clears? Ear itself still feels clogged.
Balance problems shortly after coping weeks of randomly plugged or unplugged ear... No excessive wax inside. ?
Balance: The fluid in the inner ear often controls balance. It is not uncommon to suffer from balance issues after having ear infections or 'clogged/plugged' ears. These symptoms can persist, and if they are present for too long, you should see an ENT (Ear/Nose/Throat) doctor to have it checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have ear infection in both ears after suctioning my ears plug up again around two days later why?
After an ear...: Infection there may be residual fluid behind the eardrum. This can persist for days to months. Sometimes it does not resolve without putting a ventilation tube in the ear. It will usually resolve on its own however. Sometimes i will treated with another round of antibiotics or steroids. ...Read more
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