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Pneumonia

I have chronic COPD and about 3-4 weeks ago I had pneumonia. Was given prednisone 60 mg in the urgent care center and a bag of Levaquin via vein. Was sent home with prednisone 60 mg per day for 5 days and Levaquin 750 mg per day for 4 days. Well for the last two weeks my ears have been clogged up and driving me just nuts. I can not stand putting anything in my ears, so what can I do?
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To the best of my knowledge “clogged-up”  (I assume painless) ears is not a side effect of either prednisone or Levaquin.  I suspect that your “clogged-up” ears has nothing to do with your COPD, the pneumonia or medications.  Your best bet would be to have your ears examined and, whatever you choose to do, do not put anything in your ears.  If by chance you also have a stuffy nose, this could be accompanied by fluid accumulation behind the ear drums that could give a clogged feeling, and both nose and ears might become unclogged by the use of a decongestant.

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