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I Have A Mild Cold And My Left Ear Is Kind Of Blocked What Do I Do
Decongestant/Time: Perhaps you need some time. In the meanwhile, you may try some otc decongestants (you may have to ask the pharmacist and sign for them) or you may try 2-4 days of a nasal decongestant spray. Mucolytics (like mucinex) may help to thin secretions an drain your passages. Take in plenty of water and use a humidifier. If persistent, get seen. ...Read more
May need medicine: Your ear may now have a middle ear infection which may need antibiotics; often a cold precedes a bacterial illness. Please see your friendly doctor who can give a look and see if you have an otitis media. In the meantime try an anti-inflammatory, OTC ibuprofen. I hope you are better soon. Happy healing. ...Read more
I have had a cold over a month ago. My left ear has seemed blocked since then. I have to move telephone to right ear to hear - am always saying what?
Ear infection?: It is possible that you had an ear infection when you had your cold or that the cold caused some fluid to accumulate in your ear canal. This fluid can take weeks to reabsorb, and may be causing your symptoms. If it has been more than 1 month, go see your doctor for an evaluation to see if you need antibiotics or other treatment options. ...Read more
1. my left ear pains when drinking cold drinks
2. One side of nose gets blocked most of the time during day and night?
Nasal stuffiness..: what side? If the left side, you might be having a malfunction of a tube that connects the nose to the ears. It helps to regulate the pressure in the middle ear to prevent fluid build up / infection etc. It might be accountable for the discomfort while drinking etc. Try steam inhalation and consult with an MD for medications to relieve the nasal obstruction. Take care. www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe ...Read more
My ear is blocked how do I get it to unblock? I was putting nose drops when my left ear got blocked. Ifdo not have a cough or cold.
I am almost recovered from a cold and my right ear is blocked but my left ear is open. Whenever I move my head my left ear hurts with a sharp pain?
Take some decongestants like Sudafed: The opening of the eustachian tube is high up in the back of the throat at the level of the back of the nose. If you have a cold or a bad allergy eustachian tube can be somewhat sluggish and opening. It can vary from side to side because we are not actually symmetric. Usually the eustachian tube dysfunction does not resolve quickly ...Read more
I currently have a cold, and my left ear feels full. I can't hear very well out of it. Would cleaning out the wax help relieve the fullness?
No: The fullness you are feeling is likely pressure behind your ear drum. It is the Eustachian tube that often fills with fluid and is swollen. If you try Valsava maneuvers to try to open up the Eustachian tube it may help. Blowing into a blocked straw or puffing out your checks, holding your breath and swallowing might help. All the best and I hope you feel better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: Sometimes during a cold the eustachian tube(s) swell shut, giving sensation of fullness in middle ear or preventing fluid from draining. Otc decongestant like sudafed &/or chewing gum can help open tube for symptom relief. Caution if u have high blood pressure as decongestants can elevate bp; if this is your case, consult with doc before using decongestant; may need temporary increase in BP med. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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