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How does sudafed affect your ear health?
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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: May not
Sudafed (decongestant) and anti-histamines and steroids have been shown in the literature to not affect ear health (promote drainage).
There might be anecdotal instances of them helping but generally they are not effective.

In brief: May not
Sudafed (decongestant) and anti-histamines and steroids have been shown in the literature to not affect ear health (promote drainage).
There might be anecdotal instances of them helping but generally they are not effective.
Dr. Patrick Melder
Dr. Patrick Melder
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology
In brief: Sinus decongestion
This reduces nasal mucosal swelling.
The ears drain in the nose and if the swelling reduces withe med it will help the ears.

In brief: Sinus decongestion
This reduces nasal mucosal swelling.
The ears drain in the nose and if the swelling reduces withe med it will help the ears.
Dr. Alan Mindlin
Dr. Alan Mindlin
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