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Three hours ago I had some ringing in my right ear which

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Three hours ago I had some ringing in my right ear which quickly turned to a fullness and muffling. I have chronic sinus infections but not at the moment. My ears are clean and normally I can hear things others cannot hear. This is irritating me because
I don't know what happened. I have not had any injuries, I have not been swimming, when I shower I do not get water in my ears. You do not have an option I can pick: ENT
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is due to the eustachian tube dysfunction.
Eustachian tube connects the middle ear cavity to the throat.
Any inflammation and blockage of the tube will cause these symptoms.
This will gradually improve with following medications like:
1. Sudafed by its decongestant action.
2. Flonase nasal spray -- a steroid which reduces inflammation.
May take about a week or two to improve.
Please see your doctor.
Best wishes,
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