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I have an earache and my ear feels full and has a little bit of clear drainage. What should I do?

I have an earache and my ear feels full and has a little bit of clear drainage. What should I do?

Earache: Is drainage from ear or nose/throat? May be "swimmer's ear" infxn of outer canal (try otc products for that & heat to ear) or middle ear infxn or eustachian tube inflammation (for latter 2 conditions, otc decongestant like sudafed may help alleviate symptoms). If not better in couple days, or if worse, see fp/ent for exam. Remember: no q-tips in ear canals!

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I was on a flight. My ears ached during descent. I got out of the shower this morning and my ear feels full. I am flying again tonight, is it safe?

I was on a flight. My ears ached during descent. I got out of the shower this morning and my ear feels full. I am flying again tonight, is it safe?

Use a decongestant: Use a decongestant before you fly. You can check with your doctor but some people will take an oral decongestant to open up your ear pssages. Others will use a decongestant nasal spray. Youer physiciasn can advise which is the best for you

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For 4 Days my ears feel full and stuffed. I am taking a decongestant but it is doing nothing. No pain; just when talking it sounds hollow?

For 4 Days my ears feel full and stuffed. I am taking a decongestant but it is doing nothing. No pain; just when talking it sounds hollow?

Eustachian tube: The sensation of ear fullness and decreased hearing can be related to blockage of the eustachian tube (the tube that runs from your middle ear space to the back of your nose) or from fluid which has accumulated in the middle ear space. Decongestants can sometimes help, but occassionally nasal steroids or antibiotics are required.

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Very little sinus drainage. But everyone that talks to me sounds robotic and my ears feel full some pressure and can't hear very well.?

Very little sinus drainage. But everyone that talks to me sounds robotic and my ears feel full some pressure and can't hear very well.?

Sinusitis.: This could still be sinusitis or allergies. Especially with a sinus infection, the fluid produced can become so thick and viscous that it doesn't drain; rather, it gets stuck in the sinus chambers, causing pressure that can extend up the Eustachian tubes to the inner ears.

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My ears need to pop, but I can't get them to. The pressure is off. My ears feel full. Every time I move my jaw muscles I hear crackling.

My ears need to pop, but I can't get them to. The pressure is off. My ears feel full. Every time I move my jaw muscles I hear crackling.

Don't pop them: You could blue out the tympanic membrane so do not pop them. You could have a few issues with the eats so it is best to see your doctor for evaluation and treatment

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Hi, I feel my jaws and neck (front area near adams apple) are too tight and sore, I feel like m being strangled. My ears feel full as well.?

Hi, I feel my jaws and neck (front area near adams apple) are too tight and sore, I feel like m being strangled. My ears feel full as well.?

Current cold etc??: There is a large lymph system/branch on either side of the neck/jaw areas and they are like the garbage collectors of the body as well as other lymph node areas in the body. They can swell or feel swollen (tight) when a patient is going through a cold or has just at a cold, allergies ets. Ears full is a good indication that something systemic (system wise) is going on as well. I'd see you MD.

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My ear feels full and I have pressure around my temple. My doctor said I had a block eusachian tube but another doctor said my ear was clear.

My ear feels full and I have pressure around my temple. My doctor said I had a block eusachian tube but another doctor said my ear was clear.

ENT specialist: The opinions of the two doctors are not necessarily in conflict, the ear may be clear and the eustachian tube may still be blocked. It would be prudent to consult and ENT specialist.

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Spotted blood 2 weeks before my period, my breast hurt and my nibbles are rock hard and sting very much. My ears feel full and ringing and feel really bloated?

Spotted blood 2 weeks before my period, my breast hurt and my nibbles are rock hard and sting very much. My ears feel full and ringing and feel really bloated?

Late menses: I sounds as if you may have conceived. I suggest a home preg. Test, and then schedule a appt. With your gyn independent of the results. Unfortunately you are appraching menopause, and you may not be pregnant.

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Been taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) since 6/11, for an ear & sinus infection. My ear feels full of fluid. How long before my ear drains?

Been taking augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) since 6/11, for an ear & sinus infection. My ear feels full of fluid. How long before my ear drains?

Family practice: You may have eustachion tube dysfunction. Infection could be clearing but your ear still feels full. Try taking a decongestant. This may help resolve the swelling. See your dr if it persists longer than 2 weeks.

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I have been using ear wax removal for 4 days. My ear still feels full. & hurt. What should I do?

I have been using ear wax removal for 4 days. My ear still feels full. & hurt. What should I do?

Ear pain: Hello, this is a perfect time to see your ENT physician. After using the wax softening drops, a simple cleaning will probably solve your problems. I recommend using the drops for the first few days of each month to keep the ears free of wax.

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ENT says my test results are normal, but my ear still feels full and the hissing sound is still there. What could be causing this then?

ENT says my test results are normal, but my ear still feels full and the hissing sound is still there. What could be causing this then?

Ear: Still sounds like ear problem. Get another opinion, this time from an otologist - an ENT doc who has special training in ears and limits practice to ears.

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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.

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I have been having an itching/tingling sensation in my ear canals for 4 days now. My ears also feel full of pressure. It happens happens throughout the day and it wakes me up at night. What is this?

I have been having an itching/tingling sensation in my ear canals for 4 days now. My ears also feel full of pressure. It happens happens throughout the day and it wakes me up at night. What is this?

Go to doctor ASAP.: You could have an inflammation called otitis externa. You need to see your family doctor as soon as possible or go to an emergency room or even a quick care clinic to get and antibiotic. Oit is highly possible that you can also have an otitis media.

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