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Ear Plugged Up After Cold
Unpredictable: There is no way to tell. If symptoms persist, you should see an ENT for treatment. ...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
Eustachian tube: When you get a head cold, you get inflammation in your upper airways. This includes in the back of the nose. This is where the eustachian tube (et) empties out - the tube you usually use to pop your ears. With a cold, you can get fluid behind the ear drum which can't drain out through an inflamed et. Even without frank fluid, you can get abnormal pressure behind the drum that can't normalize. ...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?
Woke up morning and hard hearing 1 ear. Doc said ear infection and gave antibiotics. Ringing now in ears constantly. Getting better?will ringing leave
I flew 3 days ago with a bit of a cold, my ear is still plugged, will not pop, painful, can't hear. Need to fly again in a few days, what should I do?
Decongest and saline: Your eustachian tube is clogged and filled with fluid. Use any 12 hour decongestant nasal spray ( 2 sprays/nostril ) every 12 hours for 3 days, then stop. You can use nasal saline spray every 3-4 hours and over then counter claritn or Allegra to dry the mucous. Advil as need for pain. ...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?
Got cold. Sinuses were stuffed, cleared them up. Just ear is stuffed. Taking Afrin (oxymetazoline). Had slight fever but gone now. Ear infection? Or sinus congestion?
Probably both: If you have history of ear and sinus infections you are more prone to get these, which frequently come together due to the interconnected spaces in ear and nasal cavities. You can be seen by your regular doctor for antibiotics and sinus decongestant that has worked for you in the past. ...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
Had cold for a week and yesterday hearing loss, today constant fluid build up in ear, watery liquid.has to drain ear reapetedly. On Meds already. Tips?
Ears hurt when laying in bed. Have ear
Infection(probably swimmers ear). Doctor said I dont have a ruptured ear drum. Wind being suck in(after putting prescribed drop). Ear hurts when moving jaw. Yellow Green goo coming out(Should I Clean It?)
Otitis externa: No, you should not clean it yourself. See an ENT Doctor Who can carefully and properly clean the ear for you. That will help it heal safely and more quickly. ...Read more
Wet to ENT doctor with plugged right ear. 6 weeks later okay during the day but every time i lay down to go to sleep after 60 minutes ear plugged, why?
Hears feel blocked and hurt and pop when blow constant runny nose. Chesty cough trying to get mucus off chest. Been 10+ days. Likely viral?
Viral or seasonal: allergies can cause all of the above symptoms. You may continue on until your sinuses plug up and get infected. Then you would have to deal with headaches, fevers or fatigue, severe congestion, phlegm, etc.. Hopefully it is a cold/ upper respiratory infection by virus and resolve within the next 3-4 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Experiencing; blocked nose, blocked ears, dry and bloodshot eyes, coughed up blood, hurts to swallow and hard to breath with flemy throat.
I started with a cold wednesday, soar throat, build up into sinus blocked and throat today is increasing more painful when swallowing saliva?
Day 3 into bad ear infection and have mild tinnitus in right ear. Will this subside when infection clears? Ear itself still feels clogged.
Nose pressure ears clogged opens up when i yawn xray showed nose has mucus backedup antibiotics not working salt water spray not working since august?
Sinuses: That's a long time to be suffering ! The sinuses and ears all drain into the nose and upper throat and can be affected by infection, allergies or other conditions in that area. A thorough evaluation by a board certified allergist is warranted and is likely help you even if its not caused by allergy. I hope you feel better soon. ...Read more
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