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I have had a bad cold for over 2 weeks, but last night my left ear became congested and very painful and my left eye/left side of my face hurt. ?

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Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
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In brief: Blocked left

eustachian tube is probably the culprit.
It raises the pressure in the middle ear and also can cause an infection in the middle ear because of trapped mucus. I suspect the left eye and face pain is a referred pain from the left ear but i can not be sure . Try sudafed otc pill by mouth and afrin nasal spray otc and see if it will help for 3 days. If nothing changes see your doctor.

In brief: Blocked left

eustachian tube is probably the culprit.
It raises the pressure in the middle ear and also can cause an infection in the middle ear because of trapped mucus. I suspect the left eye and face pain is a referred pain from the left ear but i can not be sure . Try sudafed otc pill by mouth and afrin nasal spray otc and see if it will help for 3 days. If nothing changes see your doctor.
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