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Rhinocort Sudafed Affect Ear
Can help: If you have eustachian tube dysfunction (problems equalizing ear pressure) those meds can sometimes help. Sudafed is not a good medication for long term use, however, especially if you have high blood pressure or a heart problem. Discuss with your doctor or ent. Those medicines will generally not affect balance problems or hearing loss which is not due to fluid build up on the ear. Best wishes. ...Read more
What are the possible side effects of long term use of sudafed pe and rhinocort together with alcohol?
If I don't take sudafed before a flight my ears drum will perforate how normal is this, what can I do?
My ears have been plugged up and ringing for a month. It gets worse at night and in the morning. There is some fluid when I wake up in the morning. I tried a nasal spary and sudafed but they didn't work. Will this ever go away?
Dr said I had fluid in my ear. I took sudafed for two days, is that enough? Or what do I need to do? I cant even tell I have fluid
Decongestant: Oxymetozaline (afrin, dristan, nasivin, logicin, Vicks sinex, visine l.R., sudafed om, and zicam) can all help. Don't use more than several days in succession. You might also try nasal rinses with neti pot (ask your friendly pharmacist). Also, steroid nasal spray may help. ...Read more
My 16 year old son has had a plugged ear (muted hearing, crackling) for the past 2 weeks following a cold. He has been taking Sudafed which hasn't helped much. Is there anything else he can try and at what point should he be seen. He says he isn't experie
Common issue: During a cold many of the membranes in the upper airway & middle ear are swollen. This can affect the ability of the Eustachian tube. This tube drains mucus & also allows air into that space to maintain correct pressure across the eardrum. The cracking he hears is the tube opening/closing. This should self correct in time. Pain, fever or the nuisance factor can be your guide to when a visit is needed ...Read more
Depends: If sudafed helps, you should as long as it does not produce side effects - insomnia, blood pressure etc. However since you have received only partial relief from sudafed, you should check with your doctor to get something more effective. Some times a plugged ear is not really a plugged ear at all. ...Read more
ITs safe to use, but: I'm not sure it will relieve pressure in your ear, but it is worth a try ...Read more
I have clogged ears for about 2 weeks now. I just recently got over bad cold that lead to pneumonia. I ve tried everything. Sudafed, zyertec. Please he?
See your doc: This can be slow to clear on its own. Feel like you have a fish bowl over your head? If you no longer have fluid or an infection in the middle ear then sometimes we resort to a course of Prednisone (which does carry a risk of rare but serious side effects). Sometime OTC Afrin nasal spray can give temporary relief but DO NOT use more than 3 days or you might get hooked because of rebound. ...Read more
I went to quick care and they said I have fluid in my ear they have me 30mg sudafed but I have hypertension I don't think I can drink this right?
Always feels like there's water in r ear (no pain). Helps if I take sudafed & allergy pills; never goes away 100%. Why would that be? Should I worry?
Ear still feels full, hearing a bit muffled after flight 8 days ago, was battling a cold prior to flight. Tried amoxicillin and sudafed. Is this bad?
No: You may just need time for the pressure in your ears to equalize. If it bothers you, considering seeing an ENT who can lance your ear drum top relieve it. ...Read more
My ear blockage seems to be getting better after about 2 sudafed tablets what does that mean can headphones cause swelling or liquid behind the eardrm?
My ears keep popping, I've tried Claritin (loratadine) and it haa not helped and cannot take Sudafed. What should I do to relieve the stufiness in my ears.?
Follow-up needed: If you have history of environmental allergies the sinuses are usually congested also fluid could build up behind the tympanic membrane causing ears to be congested. You may need to use over the counter Flonase or Nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ nasal sprays if not better. Also try Normal Saline nasal spray over the counter. If no relief you need to be seen by a Physician. ...Read more
I have sudden left ear pain. Hurts when pulled on & started after a pool swim I used q tips to clear water several times tried sudafed pe off counter
Swimmers ear: You may have swimmers ear, which can be treated by otc drops. See a physician if pain persists. ...Read more
Pseudofed: Hello, pseudofed is a decongestant that may be helpful to reduce congestion associated with an otitis media. It works by reducing the swelling at the opening of the eustachian tube in the back of the nose. An antibiotic may also be recommended. See your doctor if it's worsening. ...Read more
I have a clogged ear that has lasted for several months, and often partially clears at night. Ear cleaning + sudafed from doctor didn't help, what now?
Eustacheon tube dysf: Eustacheon tube collapse can cause ear plugging. Q tips can cause wax plugging. If ear canal is clear, then auto insulation (hold your nose and puff?). May need stronger decongestant than pseudophed. See your family doctor. ...Read more
Sudafed PE has helped at times to keep my Eustachian Tube open and fluid out of middle ear is it safe to use long term? ENT I went to wasn't any help.
Phenylepherine: Is a potent systemic decongestant, and is sold OTC, you want to be cautious using it long term on your own, please read the labels carefully for side effects and drug-drug interaction. Saline nasal washes, and at times steroid nasal sprays can help too, but that doesn't replace doctor's evaluation. You can have a second opinion, if you have access to another ENT, it is your right as a patient ...Read more
I am in severe pain with my ears and sinuses. Mucinex, (guaifenesin) ibuprofen and sudafed aren't cutting it. Help?
Time to visit: Your physician. More aggressive treatment, possibly with antibiotics may be indicated. You need a detailed history and physical exam. ...Read more
I have a hacking cough, clogged ears, loss of appetite and dry vomiting. Dylsum, nyquil, dayquil, and sudafed haven't worked. What should I do?
A week ago I went to urgent care and was diagnosed with middle ear infection. I was given amoxicillin and sudafed. I still have muffled hearing and ringing in my ears. I don't have insurance. How long can wait before seeing a doctor again?
3 to 4 weeks: It may take 3 to 4 weeks for middle ear infection to clear. Follow up with doctor in 1 month if symptoms have not resolved. ...Read more
I was been dx with middle ear fluid as a result of rapid ascension during scuba. Taking Nasocort and Sudafed. What else can I do to speed up process?
Nothing: Just wait and take your medicines as prescribed, it will take its time, and be careful next dive, enjoy your diving ...Read more
Several doses of Sudafed to drain ears post infection, started having SO MUCH crackling and much less pressure. Isthis a sign it's finally draining? Some wetness in ear but not draining out. To push on outside of ear or valsalva is squelchy.
I have high blood pressure can not take sudafed but I have ear pain flying what will work in place of sudafed?
Taking zyrtec (cetirizine) & sudafed for allergy symptoms from eustachian td. Sit/stand symptoms are gone. When I lay down though, my inner ears & body itch. Why?
Allergies?: Technically, the inner ear shouldn't itch, but the middle ear behind the eardrum can itch. Seasonal allergies can frequently present with body and middle ear itching, at least partly due to widespread histamine release in allergic reaction, even once the eustachian tubes clear and equilibrium is back to normal. Good luck! ...Read more
I have eustachian tube dysfunction & am taking sudafed and afrin (oxymetazoline). How long will it take to clear up and when will the ringing in ears take to clear up?
Fluid In middle ear treatment? I have tried Flonase, sudafed, Zyrtec-d and steam bowl but nothing is helping
What causes ears to clog? Was feeling lightheaded last few days and today left ear is clogged up. Took sudafed pe. & can I take meclizine w/it?
"clogged ears" can…: Result from middle ear infection or fluid build-up due to swollen eustachian tubes. Sudafed should help open eustachian tubes to drain fluid from ears (caution: can elevate blood pressure). If dizziness is severe enough to increase risk of falling, use the meclizine. Side effects: dry mouth, blurred vision, difficulty urinating, constipation, worsening of prostate symptoms). ...Read more
My ears are stuffy what can I take to drain them I take 15mg of escitalopram probiotic nasonex (mometasone) can I take 30mg non drowsy sudafed?
Sudafed: Is fine start with 15 mg dose and slowly add as directed on box do not exceed dosages ...Read more
I've had a cough for 1 week. My head hurts with a lil pressure, and my left ear is stopped up. Should I go to the er? I just started taking Sudafed PE
The ER might not: Be the best choice but an acute care clinic or making an appointment with your physician likely is. Take care. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more