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What can I do if my ear becomes clogged. My left ear feels

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What can I do if my ear becomes clogged. My left ear feels stuffed up. I was in a room that smeled moldy and 10 hours later I feel like my ears need to pop like your in a high altitude. Or when your on a plane and your ear feels stuffed. It only affected my right ear.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 10 months ago.

sorry your ear feels clogged.

there are things you can do.

you can take a hot steam shower and sometimes that helps.

you should try to take some anti-histamine medications, like allegra, or claritin or zyrtec.

you can also try benadryl, but this can make you sleepy.

also you can try to yawn and thrust your lower jaw forward at the same time. this can help open up your throat and open up your eustachian tube which drains fluid down into your throat from your inner ear.

if these don't help, you should see a doctor who can look in your inner ear and check for ear infections.

do you have runny nose or clogged sinuses from allergies or a cold?