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I have been having fulness in my left ear following a

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I have been having fulness in my left ear following a swimmer's ear. I first took an antihistamine, and was later switched to a small dose of oral predisone for 6 days.
I have a history of problems in that ear and a history of vertigo so I've been anxious to get rid of the fullness because I'm not hearing so well on that side. Unfortunately I still have some fullness and hearing less in left ear. Can I ride it out and see if it goes away, or should it be treated? Any medications or treatment that you can recommend for this?
Thank you.

Elizabeth R.
lt;p>HelloCustomer</p><p> </p><p>It sounds like it started as a matter of congestion. The eustachian tube can get blocked and lead to fullness in the ear and/or fluid build up. Decongestants are the best for these (which you have already tried). However, with fluid, you could get an infection. This has been there long enough and you have tried enough things. You should have it looked at to see if you need an antibiotic.</p><p> </p><p>Hope this helps and thank you.</p>
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