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Head Congestion Ears Clogged
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
Cold: You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more
What is a way to relieve clogged ears due to sinus congestion? I've been taking sudafed, but my left ear is so clogged up I can barely hear out of it.
Eustachian tube: Decongestants like sudafed are a good way to alleviate the problem. Sometimes a mucous thinner called Guaifenesin can be of additional help. This can be purchased over the counter. If you still are having difficulties, you need to see an ENT doctor for other medical options. You may need a hearing test, as well. ...Read more
37 dg c a fever? Combined w/ cough head congestion raw throat & ears blocked cause for concern? Sick since fri just passed. Recommendation for relief?
Viral URI: The symptoms are consistent with an upper respiratory tract viral infection. Fluids, vitamin C and let your normal 30 year old immune system get you better. You do not need an antibiotic. If you are getting WORSE after 5 days or NOT BETTER after 10 days, an antibiotic may be empirically given. See your physician if not better in 2 weeks. ...Read more
Can Cold/Sinus congestion cause a whooshing sound in your ears (my right ear) in certain positions like bending my head forward/towards the right?
Yes it can...: Fluid accumulated in your ears due to congestion can cause this type of symptoms. Usually with plenty of fluids and decongestants gets better in a matter of a few days. ...Read more
Can any doc tell me what's the best and fastest working medicine in your opinion for terribly plugged ears, stuffy nose, and overall head congestion?
I have had a head cold with congestion, I got a Rx of zpak I and took the lad dose today but for the last 4 days my left ear has felt clogged.
Sore throat, congestion, headache at the temples of my head and clogged ears, runny nose. Do I have a cold?
Acute head congestion can be due to nasal allergy or viral infection like common cold or flu, which causes sinus congestion. Most of these are self limiting and you may take an oral decongestant like sudafed if there is no contraindication to it with and without saline lavage, but if there is evidence of bacterial infection on culture than antibiotics can be used
chronic congestion needs more effort. ...Read more
Yes: The sphenoid sinuses in particular are theorized to contribute to vertex (top of the head) or occipital (back of the head) pressure. ...Read more
Just finished zpack on Saturday. I still have minimal chest/head congestion. Is this normal to linger?
Can sinus congestion cause headaches that can appear anywhere? After a cold I have a headache on the top left side of my head near the back.
Need to free up my head congestion, but need to study and want to take a ritalin (methylphenidate) as well. Can I take ritalin (methylphenidate) and sinutab together?
Should be fine: Stimulants and most cold medicines are fine together. Depending on what you take, you may find yourself feeling a bit shaky, but it is not dangerous. If you are worried, start by taking a lower dose of the cold medicine--or call your doctor and ask what cold medicines are least likely to produce a reaction with the stimulant. Btw, stimulants were first used for nasal congestion. ...Read more
Better see your doctor: If you have continuous symptoms, self medication would help short term and you still have to read the labels of any OTC drug carefully. If you have a chronic problem your doctor would help you better, good luck ...Read more
Avoid dry mouth se: If dry mouth is on the side effects listed consult your pharmacist or physician before taking it. The medicine gaufenesin can help unclog and loosen mucus from congestion. Asking the pharmacist to help you while mentioning you want to avoid anything anticholinergic. Also if there are problems after something is taken avoid that in future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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