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Why Do My Ears Feel Stuffy And Clogged
Stuffy, clogged ears: It is not uncommon for ears to feel stuffy and clogged when allergies flare up, when you experience a change in altitude or during the course of a cold. Sometimes this can happen as an ear infection evolves. This is from dysfunction of the eustachian tube. Treatment does not always lead to immediate resolution, and can include antihistamines, nasal antinflammatories, and oral steroids. ...Read more
Sore throat stuffy/runny nose bad cough now my ears hurt they feel clogged do I have a ear infection or is this apart of a cold I am 35weeks pregnant ?
Many possibilities: How long has this has been going on and is there a history of an infection or allergies? However, a clogged ear, if not related to wax could be something in the middle ear like a hole in the ear drum, fluid in the middle ear or other middle ear lesions/masses. Sometimes, hearing loss due to middle ear bone problems or inner ear nerve/sensory problems could be involved. You need to see md to check. ...Read more
Possibly fluid: If your ears are not clogged with wax in the ear canal, they may be clogged with fluid behind the eardrum, especially if you have had a recent cold. In most people this will get better within three months. If you feel like you cannot hear well or have pain, you should see an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I developed a cold when i was away well on my flight back home during the descending my ears got clogged and its been a week and there still the same?
See your doctor: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more
Try a decongestant.: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Afrin (oxymetazoline) can be effective (but don't use for > 72 hours). ...Read more
May be TMD symptom: Assuming that you don't now have a cold or allergy flare ups ruled out. Eustachian tube (et) goes from throat to middle ear to equalize pressure on either side of ear drums. Plugged ears are common symptoms of temporo mandibular dysfunction (tmd). Trigeminal nerve controls the jaw muscles as well as the tiny muscle- tensor veli palatini - that opens eustachian tube. Hence the symptoms. ...Read more
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