Hearing Loss Community
Ear Problem
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to hearing loss, alerting devices, assistive listening devices, audiologically deaf, captioning, cochlear implants, culturally deaf, hearing aids, hearing dogs, home safety, Meniere’s disease, oral communication, safety, sign language, speech recognition, TDD, telephones, tinnitus, travel, and visual communication.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Ear Problem

I came down with a bad head cold 2 weeks ago.  The doctor prescribed 875 mg Amox-Clav for 10 days & yesterday I picked up another prescription for Azelastine Hydrochloride nasal spray.  My head is no longer stopped up but my left ear feels like it all went there.  It is not hearing good & I have a dull pain.  Anyone else have these symptoms & if so, what are you taking or doing for your ear?  Thanks.  Evie
351246_tn?1379685732
Hi!
I all probably you have a blocked Eustachian tube (tube connecting ear to throat) due to the cough and cold.  Try valsalva maneuver (take a deep breath and blow while pinching your nostrils shut and closing your mouth). This will help clear the secretions in the tube that connects the back of your throat with your ear. Doing this maneuver 2-3 times after taking steam gives the best result. Repeat this maneuver at least 5-6 times a day. If this does not help, consult your ENT specialist. Take care!
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Hearing Loss Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Cannabis Article from NORTH Mag...
Jul 20 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
3 Reasons Why You are Still Binge E...
Jul 14 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Ear, Nose, Throat Answerers
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ
1740498_tn?1328966185
Blank
beachcomber13
MD