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Plugged Ear Home Remedies
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
Fluid in left ear, but no infection. Recovering from flu that has lasted 7 days. Ear has been plugged for 4 days. Tried every home remedy but netipot.
See ENT doctor: You have otitis media with effusion (ome). Often it resolves over time. Antimicrobials can help in ome but the benefit is not long term and are they are not usually recommended. Corticosteroids can help, but they also provide short term benefit. Antihistamines might help, if the cause is an allergic reaction, but not if is from infection, surgical options are available if perstant. ...Read more
My left ear is plugged where i can't hear very good. I did have a head cold a week ago and this is what I have left. What to do what home remedy or drugstore cure for a plugged ear from a head cold or sinuses
Plugged : Plugged ears after a cold is very common. This may be due to swelling of the eustachian tube so that the ear cannot equalize pressure or from direct inflammation of the middle ear. If there is no active infection in the ear, then the best treatment is just waiting for it to recover. Some people may get benefit from over-the-counter decongestants. Your doctor may start a nasal steroid spray. There is no proof that these speed recovery. Unfortunately, symptoms can lst 2-3 months. If there is persistent fluid in the middle ear past that time, an ear tube may need to be placed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have had a plugged ear for about one day from swimming all weekend. Can a blow dryer help remedy the problem?
Probably not: You probably need to have it checked - there are 3 possibilities - swimmer ear, wax impaction or infection behind the ear drum. Drying the ear canal at this point with a blow dryer won't help. ...Read more
What are some home remedies for an ear infection, I believe I have one, my ear is plugged and I have itchy eye and a runny nose.?
Pain?: We often get fluid behind our eardrums when we get a cold or have bad allergies. This doesn't always mean the fluid is infected. If you have not pain and it just feels plugged, then it is likely fluid that will go away and doesn't need treatment. If you have a lot of pain and fever, then it may be infected. If you often have itchy eyes and runny nose, you might seek allergy treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do I have? What treatment is suggested? I have severe throat pain, characterized by swelling on the lateral (glands?) and a feeling of a lump in my throat. Profuse amounts of phlegm from all orifices except eyes and ears. Right ear is plugged. Inc
If : If you have not done so already please see your doctor. You could be dealing with a throat infection (pharyngitis), bronchitis, ear infection, and/or allergies. You may need antibiotics. In the meantime you can try over the counter Mucinex (guaifenesin) to thin the phlegm and make it easier to cough up and out, and Ibuprofen for pain. I hope you are better soon. ...Read more
My ears always seem to be plugged up because of wax build up. What's an easy, non painful way to clean them out at home?
OTC wax removal: Over counter get ear wax removal ear drops , try it twice a day , follow directions.Another choice is put 5-6 drops of hydrogen peroxide into your ear , wait few minutes and let it drain. Usually it helps to loosen up the dry wax and comes out by itself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinus infection for a week.Zpack for 5 days+home self care.Classic sinus syptoms+plugged ringing ears&dull pain in back of head.Getting worse.Now what?
Sinusitis: Often, antibiotics are unnecessary in managing sinus infection. Treatment should be accompanied by nasal irrigation with saline (neti-pot), decongestants (pseudoephedrine or oxymetozaline nasal spray), possibly nasal steroids and pain control with nsaids. If these measures do not help, see an ENT doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
Warm Washcloth: If you prefer not to give ibuprofen, try warming a washcloth, not too hot, and having the child lay it over the affected ear. This will provide some temporary relief, repeat as needed. If you are looking for a medicine to give, then of course ibuprofen will help! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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