Had the flu 1st week in jan. Did nasal irrigation 2nd week in feb. & water got stuck in ears. Still feeling sinus pain in nose and ear pressure.?

Persisting SInus Sxs. Most cold/flu episodes are treated symptomatically with decongestants, cough meds, tylenol, (acetaminophen) etc. Since they are usually caused by viruses not responding to antibiotics. However, if you are experiencing increased sinus and ear symptoms more than two weeks after the infection began, you may have developed a secondary bacterial infection needing antibiotics. See your pmd.

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Did nasal irrigation (like neti pot) in feb. And water got stuck in my ears. Water is gone but ear pressure remains that was not present before. Why?

Probable Eustachian . Either the saline irritated the eustachian tube or some of the irrigant got into the middle ear. It is not clear how long it may take to clear but in children may take 3months. The sensation may also be from the illness that started the process in the first place. Read more...

How to stop ear pressure after nasal irrigation?

Time. You must have gotten some water into the inner ear canal. If you have no congestion at all in the nasal passages,, then only time will help ( a few days). If you do have nasal congestion, may consider trying an OTC nasal decongestant spray for up to 4 days . If your nose is always congested, consider daily use of nasal steroid or consult an allergist. Read more...

5th day of the flu, coughing up mucus, ears full of pressure, stuffy nose. Will a hot shower releave the pressure on my ears, and help with the mucus?

Flu. Warm steam will decongest the nasal mucosa and help relieve the ear and face pressure; however, the effect is temporary. You can try OTC decongestants and cough suppressants etc. after you check with your doctor regarding the safety of such medications given your pregnancy. Read more...

I have ear pressure bcz hyperpneumatised both frontal and maxillary sinuses. Mucosal polyp in both maxillary sinus, nasal septum deviation. Surgery need?

Sinusitis . Surgery is sometimes needed... See a rhinologist (an ENT sub-specialist) to sort out your options. In my practice around 15% of patients with your symptoms ultimately require surgery. Allergy , gerd , aspirin, sub-optimal medical treatment can all be to blame. If significant issues are not treated polyps can rapidly recur. I saw a patient who had undergone 63 surgeries for polyps - aspirin! Read more...
Medical tx. Middle ostia and eustachian tube obstruction may be tx medically. Localnasal or short term steroids are worth a trial. Read more...