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My right ear has had a clogged feeling for 10 days I have not been sick or had any allergy issues recently why is my ear clogged & when to see dr??

My right ear has had a clogged feeling for 10 days I have not been sick or had any allergy issues recently why is my ear clogged & when to see dr??

Ear wax.: You should see your doctor to check your ear to make sure of the cause. It could be an ear infection with fluid build-up behind the ear drum or, even more likely, a build-up of wax in the ear canal. Do not use Qtips or other home therapy....see the doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My ear is clogged. Any recommendations for how to unclog it?

My ear is clogged. Any recommendations for how to unclog it?

The nose: Most clogged ears are related to nasal congestion and relieving the congestion will often solve the problem. The next question would be what is causing your nose to be congested- a cold, an allergy. .. We need more information. ...Read more

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My ear keeps clogging up. How can I stop this?

My ear keeps clogging up. How can I stop this?

See an allergist: Ears clogging is usually from nasal congestion, see an allergist or ENT for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My ear have been clogged for 3months Is that bad?

My ear have been clogged for 3months Is that bad?

Ear cerumen: It is good to get the ears checked for wax impaction. Also swimming can cause otitis externa and clogging of the ear canal. Sometimes fluid in the middle ear can give you a sense of clogging too. It is good to get it checked to see what the cause is and to get treated appropriately. ...Read more

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My ear has been been clogged for 2 days. What can I do?

My ear has been been clogged for 2 days. What can I do?

Get it checked out.: It may be as simple as wax, or more complicated like fluid behind the ears. Get someone to examine you and find the cause. Then. You can find the treatment. ...Read more

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Help me my ear feels muffled and clogged what shouls I do?

Help me my ear feels muffled and clogged what shouls I do?

Ear lavage: If the ear is clogged have it cleaned first, it will improve your hearing. ...Read more

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My ear is clogged and it hurts. Possible causes?

My ear is clogged and it hurts. Possible causes?

Ear Pain: It may be Otitis Externa or media. You may have an infected and impacted ear canal or fluid in the middle ear causing your symptoms. Without more information, it is not possible to differentiate. I recommend you consult your doctor for an exam and treatment plan. ...Read more

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My ear is clogged up now for a month, what to do?

My ear is clogged up now for a month, what to do?

Blocked ear: Hello, it sounds like you may have middle ear fluid. You might want to see your doctor for medical treatment. I usually recommend afrin nasal spray for 5 days as directed. Then steroids, an antibiotic and an intranasal steroid might help. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am sick and my ear is clogged. How do I fix this?

I am sick and my ear is clogged. How do I fix this?

Eustachian tube: Hello, your ear symptoms are due to a eustachian tube dysfunction. The lining in your nose continues into the eustachian tube. Any condition affecting your nose will in turn cause ear symptoms. I would recommend afrin nasal spray as directed for 5 days. An otc decongestant can be used as directed thereafter for 7-10 days. If the symptoms persist, then see your ent. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my ear is clogged and it hurts?

What do you suggest if my ear is clogged and it hurts?

Infection: Try and not blow your nose, if there s infection it will worsen it, but you may want consult your physician, before it worsens ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my ear is clogged, how to unclog?

What do you suggest if my ear is clogged, how to unclog?

Ear: Nothing otc works and it depends on the cause. If its wax you need to see and ENT to remove it. If its after a cold or allergy the treatment would be different. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my ear is clogged and nothing will help?

What do you suggest if my ear is clogged and nothing will help?

See an ENT: Need to figure out why it feels "clogged"? Fluid? Hearing loss? Infection? Wax? Go see an ENT. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my ear is clogged and it hurts very bad!?

What do you suggest if my ear is clogged and it hurts very bad!?

External otitis: You have an ear canal infection may be a middle ear infection
please go see an ENT physician ...Read more

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My ear is clogged and it hurts very bad. What can I do for the pain?

My ear is clogged and it hurts very bad. What can I do for the pain?

See doctor: You likely have an ear infection and should have it checked by your doctor. Go to urgent care if you don't have a personal doctor since it may get even worse until the eardrum bursts. As the long weekend is coming up, go find a doctor today. ...Read more

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My ear keeps on bleeding and it feels like it's clogged. What should I do?

My ear keeps on bleeding and it feels like it's clogged. What should I do?

ENT doc: See an ENT doc for exam/recommendations. Symptoms are not normal ...Read more

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What can I do if my ear is clogged! Any home remedies out there that I can use?

What can I do if my ear is clogged! Any home remedies out there that I can use?

Afrin (oxymetazoline) Might Help: If it is due to wax, there are some over the counter ear wash kits that may be helpful. If the ear pressure is due to allergies or a cold, afrin (oxymetazoline) nose spray (over the counter) will help quickly (although you can't use afrin (oxymetazoline) for more than 3 days in a row). Good luck. ...Read more

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My ear popped 3 days ago and its been clogged and ringing ever since. What can I do?

My ear popped 3 days ago and its been clogged and ringing ever since. What can I do?

Eustachian tube: You have eustachian tube dysfunction. This is blockage of the tube that drains the inner ear. Usually happens with a head cold or sinus infection. The structures around the tube swell when you are sick, and that blocks the tube. It will clear, but can take 10-14 days. Don't "pop" your ear on purpose, it could rupture. Try phenylephrine (ask the pharmacist for help). For ear pain or fever, see a dr ...Read more

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My ear is still clogged after my flight yday & had a recent cold. Is there anything I can take otc?

My ear is still clogged after my flight yday & had a recent cold. Is there anything I can take otc?

Decongestants: For 3 days and 3 days only you could try some over the counter decongestant nasal spray such as afrin. You can also take sudafed and then try to clear your ears by holding your nose and blowing. If your ear remains blocked despite this get into see an ENT doctor for a careful exam. ...Read more