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Why Is My Ear Clogged And Stinks
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
Yesterday my ear was hurting and then today it feels like it is clogged and it hurts. What do I do?
Ear Pain: You should see your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
ENT doc: See an ENT doc for exam/recommendations. Symptoms are not normal ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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