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I had the flu three weeks ago. I was very sick for a little

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I had the flu three weeks ago. I was very sick for a little over a week. Since that time I have pretty much recoverd except for some remaining head conjestion. - HEAD STUFFED WITH COTTON. it has severely affected my hearing. I am on business here in Lexington for the last week and will be traveling to New York after I leave here. What can I take that will fix this problem.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.

Hi and welcome.

You should use any nasal decongestant available over the counter along with nasal saline spray., it will help reduce edema and congestion and would improve hearing. Steam inhalation would help a lot. Take lots of fluids and keep your head elevated on two pillows while sleeping.

Let me know if you have further questions.

Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.


Expert:  Dr Uzair replied 1 year ago.

You can use antihistamine tablets as well to relieve your symptoms.

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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


I am a double board certified US doctor.

After flu, the danger is secondary sinus infection.

You should not self treat or make any assumptions about this.

This might need antibiotics if based on exam.

Go to urgent care, without fail.

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