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I have had a clogged ear a month now. I have made 5 visits

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I have had a clogged ear for over a month now. I have made 5 visits to 3 doctors. the first gave me medication for infection. It didnt work went to another doctor gave me medicine and washed out my ears. I could hear again. He also gave me drops for me ears and they clogged up again. went to an Ent they checked my hearing and it was good. He said nothing was wrong. My ears were clogged but not as bad. I than got a cold and they clogged bad. Went to doctor and said nothing was wrong. He gave me some sinus meds. that has been a week ago. my ears are clogged always one worse than the other, it goes back and forth. I have been having ear aches, not real bad but they hurt. What could it be? Could it be a inner ear infection that they cant see? I have been chewing gum like I have stock in wrigley, holding my nose and blowing but nothing helps.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


It is more likely eustachean tube dysfunction.

This is where the tubes internally do not drain the ears.

You need to follow up with ENT consistently, not simply let this go on, or it can turn to infection.

Treatment is the correct therapy with the jaw, and in some cases antihistamines.

In some cases antihistamines can sometimes make is worse.

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