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For a month have fullness in ear and maxillary sinus. MD says eustachean tube blockage from sinusitis. What for relief? Will this go away by itself?

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Dr. Ronald Ward
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
6 doctors agree

In brief: Clogged ear

Should be on Abx.
Augmentn, Zithromax, Avelox, etc. Pop your ears several times an hour. Idea is to get ear back in middle ear space. No smoking or alcohol. Probably best to see ENT for exam.

In brief: Clogged ear

Should be on Abx.
Augmentn, Zithromax, Avelox, etc. Pop your ears several times an hour. Idea is to get ear back in middle ear space. No smoking or alcohol. Probably best to see ENT for exam.
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2 comments
Dr. Philip Miller
I don't agree with "popping" your ears ( if you are referring to pinching nose shut and tried to force air into your Eustachian tubes: a good way to rupture your tympanic membrane ( eardrum). OK to use a 12 hr nasal spry like Afrin or Dristan ( generic) if not hypertensive or a heart patient) for 2-3 days only, with use of OTC Flonase or Nasacort and flushing out your sinuses with a nasal saline.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Antibiotics are not a treatment for fullness in the ear. They treat infections. Abuse of antibiotics leads to serious problems, including clostridium difficile. Dr Miller is correct. WHAT does your Dr prescribe?
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