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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?

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

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Can i put flonaze directly in my ear? I have used it for a year and my allergies are better. But i can hear the fluid in my ear. Stacey S

Can i put flonaze directly in my ear? I have used it for a year and my allergies are better. But i can hear the fluid in my ear. 
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Wrong place: Flonase is usually used for the nasal cavity. However I can see how it may be used for the ear canal when it has an inflamed issue. Nonetheless the aqueous nature may induce a fungal infection in the ear canal instead. You need to consult an allergist to find out what may be causing the ear problem. Perhaps the fluid is causing a fungal infection & and the flonase is counter-acting it. ...Read more

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I've lost some hearing in my ear. Does that mean I've got fluid in my ear, if so what can be done by it?

I've lost some hearing in my ear. Does that mean I've got fluid in my ear, if so what can be done by it?

ENT consultation: You cannot expect us to evaluate a hearing loss over the internet. There are many causes of hearing loss involving either the middle ear or inner ear or even wax obstruction the ear canal. Middle ear fluid is only one possible cause and you need to see a specialist for an appropriate diagnosis. The answer to what can be done depends on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My ear has been really irritated,but today i cant hear at out of it and it hurts sometimes a fluid comes out.

Suspect infection: Fluid can be from the middle ear compartment if the eardrum has perforated, which is often related to infection or from the outer ear compartment related to inflammation/infection. Recommend getting it looked at to determine cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can a constant headach everyday be a sign of fluid in head? I wake up with tension headachs on right side and i hear a swooshing sound in my ear. Help

Can a constant headach everyday be a sign of fluid in head? I wake up with tension headachs on right side and i hear a swooshing sound in my ear. Help

TMJ/ear problems: Nightime clenching can cause jaw muscle imbalance where the small stabilized muscles pull on the ear canal area causing the "swooshing" sensation. Better to seek a dentist that has experience with jaw muscle function. ...Read more

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If i hear popping in my ear when i swallow is the fluid draining out?

If i hear popping in my ear when i swallow is the fluid draining out?

Popping: It is either a clogged eustachian tube which runs from to ear to the nose or a swollen TMJ from bruxing so start with your ENT then the dentist if the ENT find s nothing wrong. ...Read more

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Some clear fluid drained from my ears, Yday my right ear was blocked & I couldn't hear. Today I woke up with a sore lump in my ear lobe p. causes?

Some clear fluid drained from my ears, Yday my right ear was blocked & I couldn't hear. Today I woke up with a sore lump in my ear lobe p. causes?

See your PCP: Some conditions like ear discharge, loss of hearing require further assessment and your PCP may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to an ENT specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your PCP first for evaluation and tests. ...Read more

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What can cause a thick dark brown fluid to come out of my ear , and loss of hearing?

What can cause a thick dark brown fluid to come out of my ear , and loss of hearing?

Ear discharge: This can indicate either blockage of the ear canal with wax (yes it can sometimes be liquid), or sometimes chronic ear infection that may not cause significant pain or other associated symptoms. In either condition, sound being transmitted to the eardrum will be blocked and can sometimes sound muffled. Your primary physician should be able to determine the cause. www.mainlineent.com. ...Read more

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