(Closed) Plugged ears. Going on 2 months. About to loose it.

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

have you tried pouring hydrogen peroxide into your ear? I used to suffer from the same thing. Just go in the bathroom, tilt your head so that your ear is level with the ground, pour in a little HP or alcohol and you’ll feel a strong pop. Then drain the HP/alcohol. Repeat on the other side.

ETA: Sometimes it takes about 20-30 seconds after you pour the HP in for the pop to happen. Just be patient ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Hi! I’m an audiologist. It sounds like you have eustachian tube dysfunction.  I would suggest going to an ENT doctor that your PCP recommends. He/she (and probably an audiologist) will evaluate your middle ear and how it is functioning. In my office, our first step in trying to resolve it is a course of nasal sprays. This is really, really common and you’ll feel much better when you get it treated! PM me if you have more questions! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@JeniRae: I’m an SLP and was definitely about to refer to an Audiologist! Good luck, it’s no fun!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@UpstateCait: Oh that’s not fun… I hope the ENT figures everything out ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Helper bee

*I’m not a doctor* (but I work for an ENT)

… Sometimes a really bad cold can set off a flare up of inflammation of the ears, the sinuses, the nasal cavity etc

They might give you a short course of oral steroid to settle the inflammation, or like @JeniRae: said, some simple nasal sprays. Also, they’ll make sure you haven’t got fluid behind your ear drum or wax impaction. PM if you like ๐Ÿ™‚

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