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Have had a cold for 2 weeks. Finished antibiotics for ear infection today, but ears are still plugged. No pain, just hard to hear. What can I do?

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Ear infection

Is this otitis media? Usually this goes with congestion that there could be fluid in the ears and can cause a damping effect like under water to the ear ossicles for hearing.
If it is otitis externa, make sure the doctor looks at the canal for wax or exudate to clean it and clear it. Good luck.

In brief: Ear infection

Is this otitis media? Usually this goes with congestion that there could be fluid in the ears and can cause a damping effect like under water to the ear ossicles for hearing.
If it is otitis externa, make sure the doctor looks at the canal for wax or exudate to clean it and clear it. Good luck.
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine

In brief: Follow up with Docto

You just finished 5 days course of azithromycine and it is still working as it remaind in your tissues for 5 more days.
You may also have blocked eustachian tubes and may need some decongestant like sudafed etc.If you still have symptoms contact your doctor and follow up with him.

In brief: Follow up with Docto

You just finished 5 days course of azithromycine and it is still working as it remaind in your tissues for 5 more days.
You may also have blocked eustachian tubes and may need some decongestant like sudafed etc.If you still have symptoms contact your doctor and follow up with him.
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine

In brief: Plugged ear

Neti pot nasal rinses - ears are connected with the nose, so nasal congestion contributes to plugged ear. Humidifer warm mist inhalation with eucalyptus oil.
Sometimes a short cause of steroid pill (medrol) may help relieve the plugginess by suppressing the inflammation. Occasionally, infection remains even after the first antibiotic if it was not a right choice.

In brief: Plugged ear

Neti pot nasal rinses - ears are connected with the nose, so nasal congestion contributes to plugged ear. Humidifer warm mist inhalation with eucalyptus oil.
Sometimes a short cause of steroid pill (medrol) may help relieve the plugginess by suppressing the inflammation. Occasionally, infection remains even after the first antibiotic if it was not a right choice.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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