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My ears are feeling clogged and I believe it is because of

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My ears are feeling clogged and I believe it is because of the terrible allergies I have.
This morning after I tried to gently clean a really clogged ear after a hot shower what came out looked to be neon green - is that normal?
Also will a cold compress or hot compress help alleviate some discomfort?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 5 years ago.
Green might be OK but could be infection
any pain?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
No pain just very uncomfortable clogged feeling. It happens in the other ear from time to time now too but not as bad. Also it seems at times its worse or better.
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 5 years ago.
At a certain point this can be infection, pain or not.
Especially in adults
I suggest that you have an Ear exam to see if you need antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, or both.
In rare cases this situation left alone results in hearing impairment, so it is best to have an inspection of the drums, and professional cleaning.
good luck

Let me know if you have further questions

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
So neither a cold or hot compress will help until I can get to a doctor?
Expert:  DrThomasMD replied 5 years ago.
Heat most likely.
good luck

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