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Congestion and stuffy ears?

Congestion and stuffy ears?

Sinuses/cold: This could be due to sinuses and allergies or viral illness if these are the only symptoms. Congestion and inflammation in your sinuses can lead to same in eustation tubes leading to your ears. This change of pressure and issues draining can cause the stuffy feeling in your ears. Drink fluids and consider over the counter meds like guaifenisin and if it not better in 3-5 days, see your primary. ...Read more

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Is it normal even when you have stuffy ears , to hear your stomach growl?

 Is it normal even when you have stuffy ears , to hear your stomach growl?

Yes: You hear by vibrating the tympanic membrane. So while you may not hear external sounds as well when congested you will actually hear internal noises better. These sounds are the vibrations that travel thought your body to the hearing bones. ...Read more

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I have been really congested the past 5 days & the last 2 days my ears have been really stuffy. What can u do to get rid of painful stuffy ears?

I have been really congested the past 5 days & the last 2 days my ears have been really stuffy. What can u do to get rid of painful stuffy ears?

Pseudo...: Fluid that builds up in cavities such as the sinuses or the middle ear can be treated over the counter with decongestant medications. Pseudoephedrine is an active ingredient of many such decongestants, which is quite effective. Speak to a pharmacist about which decongestant is the best for you. ...Read more

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Got stuffy ears and stiff neck. found out i have hypertension. my bp reading is 138/90. he gave me losartan 3 mos refill.will i now take this forever?

Got stuffy ears and stiff neck. found out i have hypertension. my bp reading is 138/90. he gave me losartan 3 mos refill.will i now take this forever?

Not necessarily: Sounds like you're ill - maybe a viral syndrome, middle ear infection, or flu-like illness. Once you're better, your BP may normalize. Moreover, if you avoid salt, exercise, and work towards optimizing your weight (if you're not already there), your BP will fall. Buy a cuff and start checking your own BP. You may well not need the med for long. Your BP is only a tad high. ...Read more

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Stuffy ears,nose. Discomfort in adams apple and back of lower head in center when swallowing. Couple days now, not as bad as it was.

Stuffy ears,nose. Discomfort in adams apple and back of lower head in center when swallowing. Couple days now, not as bad as it was.

Likely a cold virus: You likely have a cold. As long as you can take ibuprofen, take 2 tabs every 6 hours as needed for the discomfort in the throat. Add chloraseptic spray, throat lozenges, especially those that have added zinc and vitamin C as directed. Use decongestants if you can take them for the ears, nose. See your doctor if you worsen or if no improvement by day 7 of illness. ...Read more

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Stuffy ears that won't pop with runny nose & cough? For about 1-2wks now. Not extreme pain (0-2). Affects 1 ear then goes over to the next. Help!?

Stuffy ears that won't pop with runny nose & cough? For about 1-2wks now. Not extreme pain (0-2). Affects 1 ear then goes over to the next. Help!?

Runny nose: Your runny nose is causing some swelling in the back of your nose, near the opening of the eustachian tube, the tube that connects your nose and your ears. Usually related to cold or upper respiratory infection or even sinus infection. Try some nasal saline irrigation to clear out the mucous. Can also try an antihistamine, if allergies. If bacterial infection, you probably need to see your doc. ...Read more

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Had lower rt wisdom tooth extracted 3 months ago using local. Tooth impacted took 1 1/2 hours to remove. Swollen still, clicking jaw, stuffy ears tmj?

Had lower rt wisdom tooth extracted 3 months ago using local. Tooth impacted took 1 1/2 hours to remove. Swollen still, clicking jaw, stuffy ears tmj?

Problems still: Swelling is the tissue response to an injury or infection. I would check with your dentist to see which of these exists. The clicking indicates you have a problem inside the joint and since the back of the joint shares structures with the ear, there may be a relationship there as well. That will require a more comprehensive evaluation and treatment as TMJ problems don't cure themselves. ...Read more

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