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Since how long you have this?
Is there any pain on pressing the ear from outside?
Any nasal obstruction, nasal discharge, blocked ear etc?
Thanks a lot for your input. The problem you are having is called sinusitis leading to throat and ear infection. Ear ache can either be due to blocked ear tube which is present behind the nose or it can be due to referred pain from the throat. I will address your question in two aspects; what you can do yourself and what your doctor can do for you. As far as what you can do yourself is concerned in such situations the following measures can help you. 1. OTC xylometazoline nasal spray 2 puffs thrice daily for five days. 2. Tab claritin once daily for seven days. 3. Mucinex DM twice daily 4. Steam inhalation with menthol drops. 5. Tab aleve twice daily for five days. If symptoms persist then see your doctor as you may need antibiotics but hopefully will not be required. I wish you good luck that you get well soon, please ask if you have any question because our discussion always remains open so you can always ask more till you are satisfied, You can click the smiley to rate the answer. You can come back here to ask anything even after you have rated the answer. I will be glad to help you always.