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Natural Decongestant For Ears
Went to the pharmacy and they told me to take a maximum strength decongestant, still didn't work. How can you clear up ear fluid on your own?
I am a flight attendant my ears plugged up and I can't get them to open I can't take decongestants what can I do I need some relief please help?
Afrin (oxymetazoline): Use this nasal spray about one-half hour before landing, about time descent begins. Is not needed for take off. Use only at this time and once or twice after landing. Try to avoid use while on ground or repetitively so that you will not start to build up a rebound effect. Learn how to do the valsalva maneuver. ...Read more
Possible wax?: See your doctor. Your ear may be plugged up with wax. It may need to be cleaned out. Or you may have an infection which needs treatment with antibiotics, . ...Read more
Ear feels stuffy and is ringing, loud noises bother it although it feels hard to hear decongestant and netti pot did not help?
Ear issues: Hello, it sounds like it is time to see your ENT doctor. A careful exam and audiogram with a tympanogram will help identify your issues and point to a solution. Good luck. ...Read more
Cold with ear congestion, for 2 weeks now decongestants, ear popping not working need help please?
Eustachian tube: The ear popping is likely do to transient opening of a eustachian tube that has swollen do to the cold. That will often trap mucous in the middle ear and reduce hearing while it is there. This can take a few weeks to clear up but should do some over time. If it becomes painful or you run fever, have your doc see if it became infected. ...Read more
Stuffy ringing ear for 2 weeks. Dr said eustachian dysfunction. Taking decongestant but not working. What next? Could it be a tumor?
Hi, I've noise in left ear for 3 weeks, gp gave me decongestant drops. Not helping. No pain, just noise, can't hear properly. What can I do? Thanks
ENT: Fluid in the ear or even tinnitus do occur but most of the time in both ears. If you have been given a trial of treatment and still there, better see an ENT as the sidedness is worrisome. It may take time to see the specialist so have a trial of antihistamine and nose spray to see if it corrects it with just a fluid or eustachian tube problem. ...Read more
I've had a cold for a week, its getting better but now my ear hurts? Can't take decongestant due to heart issues. What to do?
Muffled heart beat r ear w/ dizziness. X1 week Dr saw no infection told to take decongestant not helping can't see entry until next week please help?
Middle ear infection: It sounds like you may have a significant sinus infection which now has involved the middle ear. I think you really cannot wait for one week -I would call back your primary or if he/she cannot help go to an E.R. I would want a CT of the sinus area at a minimum. You may even need an ENT specialist at this stage but definitely don't take the 'slow road' with these symptoms. Hope you get relief soon ...Read more
What is best approach to treating allergy-related stopped up ear (s)/eustachian probs? Antihistamine? Nasal spray? Decongestant?
Nasal sprays: Initially you want to start off with nasal corticosteroid nasal sprays. If this alleviates the symptoms then you do not need to do anything else. However, if you have some relief, then try as needed decongestant. ...Read more
What's better to get rid of fluid in ear, antihistamine or decongestant? Tried nasal sprays but they don't work and seem to make me dizzy
Fluid in the middle ear is more common in children but can happen sometime in adults. It is usually due to drainage problem in Eustachian tube and Decongestants oral or Steroid nasal drops will help clear it,
In children it does clears up in most cases and if persists and causing Hearing loss sometimes we put tubes in the drum to drain the fluid
Some will recommend Antihistamines if there is allerg ...Read more
I've had on/off blocked ears for 10 months tiredness and sore head also. My gp can't see any physical cause. Decongestants and nasal spray don't work.?
ENT: With this sensation fo blocked ears without any obvious cause, it might be beneficial to have an evaluation by an ear, nose, throat doctor. They also have machines that measure the compliance and impedance of the ear drum which can help with diagnosis. Best of luck! ...Read more
I have head pressure just srarted recent;ly ibuprofin and nasal decongestants are not working - I had a crackling sound in my ea ears. It comes and goes - I am exercising and I don't get light headed or dizzy when doing so. Just a throbbing in my temple a
I have been having bronchi for at least month. Ear infection, then cold appeared. On Medrol (methylprednisolone) and decongestants, proair inhaler, but can't cough up phlegm?
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. ...Read more
Left ear needs to pop on/off for a month. Ears professionally cleaned & taken decongestant. Slight ear pain with audio headphones. Light swimmer.???
I have fluid in my ear which is causing dizziness. Which is better a decongestant or an antihistamine?
Warming feeling in left ear &feeling of fullness. I went to my dr., said fluid in ear. Gave antibiotics and decongestants. Can this be a tumor?
Highly unlikely: The middle ear is connected to the back of the nose via the Eustacean tube, and if there is nasal congestion, the tube doesn't function and fluid seeps into the middle ear, which your doc confirmed. If it doesn't clear in months, then consider enlarged adenoids or other sinus condition. Usually this clears promptly if related to a URI, but allergies, etc may be the cause of chronic rhinitis ...Read more
I periodically get very bad pressure in my ears. Pain meds/decongestants/steroids have not worked. No allergies. Goes away after 1wk on its own. Help?
Resolved painful swelling of outer ear canal (from swimming) w drops, oral antibi & steroids, still have fluid in middle ear. Can decongestants help?
Slowly: Decongestants are appropriate, alone or with new generation antihistamines. However, nothing helps dramatically and it can take some time to fully recover. Smoking is a direct negative factor by irritating the throat opening of eustachian tube. Increased fluids are also appropriate. There are adults, very infrequently, with tubes when problem persists with nothing helping. ...Read more
Chronic ohitis serous. What is the treatment after several antibiotics, decongestants, steroids, and ear drops. I am 38. There is history of infect?
What next?: You have run the gamut for the treatment of serous otitis. The next step would be to see an ENT specialist about getting a myringotomy and possible insertion of tubes. ...Read more
In 48 hours I am flying 5 hour flight but I have an ear infection. I am on antibiotics and decongestant but I am worried. Should I fly? Is it safe.
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