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What makes this lurgy different from most other strains ...

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... is that my ears keep getting blocked over and over again, like I'm in a plane with a pilot who's preparing to land too abruptly.  Is there anything I can do about it so I don't have to keep clearing them every few minutes? 

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asked Dec 17, 2016 in Medical by Tabbycat1 (1,048,740 points)

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Are they actually blocked or is the ear canal infected and therefore swollen, making it feel like they are blocked? Only a doc can tell you that. Also, what and how are you cleaning them?. Cotton buds will lead to an infection as tiny little strands come off the bud and attaches to the hair in your ears causing real problems..

See a doctor, it's not yet an emergency so even if your practice can only fit you in in a fortnight, still go.

Never regret anything because at one time it was exactly what you wanted.

answered Dec 17, 2016 by Glasgowbelle (1,418,790 points)
I'm clearing them the same way you get them clear when they go blocked on a plane, because that's what it feels like.  Hopefully the lurgy will be gone in a fortnight.
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Be careful Tabby.  You can go to the pharmacy for generic decongestant.  The only one available over the counter in England is Phenylephrine. It may help you. But I needed the  hard core decongestant Pseudoephedrine.  It is only available in the UK by a doctor's RX. It sounds like your Eustacian tubes are blocked. If you have no drainage it is probably not an infection. It could be if you had deep ear pain. But you are not saying that. My Eustacians were not functioning in 2004 to clear fluids coming from the ears and sinus.  So my doctor said my ears were full of fluid and the only way to get the fluid out was Pseudoephedrine.  But till you can get to the Dr ( he needs to look with the scope in your ear)  you can get the generic decongestant and maybe some nasal spray like Afrin, those unblock the nose and help the ear unclog fairly quickly. But they are so good you don't want to become addicted to them. It is hard to get off. Short term a day or two is fine. Hope you feel better soon!

answered Dec 17, 2016 by Cinders717 (3,636,730 points)
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