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I have a mild cold and my left ear is kind of blocked. What do I do?

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

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After a cold, my left ear kind of ringing or buzzing. What can I do for this?

After a cold, my left ear kind of ringing or buzzing. What can I do for this?

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

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I had cold. My left ear is blocked esp when i stand?

I had cold. My left ear is blocked esp when i stand?

Ear infection: You may now have an middle ear infection, if things do not improve with decongestants in a day or two, you probably need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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1. my left ear pains when drinking cold drinks 2. One side of nose gets blocked most of the time during day and night?

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

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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?

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

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I just got over a cold and my left ear is clogged. How can I unclog it?

I just got over a cold and my left ear is clogged. How can I unclog it?

Middle ear fluid: Probably fluid behind your ear drum. It will go away on its own. If not, see your MD. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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I am facing severe pain in my left ear. What kind of doctor should I go to?

I am facing severe pain in my left ear. What kind of doctor should I go to?

Otolaryngologist: See an ENT specialist (otolaryngologist), but often your family physician can diagnose and treat common ear problems. ...Read more