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I believe I have fluid in the ear, it's been a couple weeks.

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I believe I have fluid in the ear, it's been a couple weeks. I've been taking sudafed for about a week and it doesn't seem to be working. I am flying in a couple of days, is there a quick fix?
JA: How long have you been dealing with the ear issue? Have you had any colds or flus recently?
Customer: I had a cold about a month ago. The ear issue has been about 2 weeks.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: NO
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

I would stop the sudafed

sometimes it can just thicken up the mucous by dehydrating it

I would try flonase

it generally works better and is now OTC

let me know if you have other questions.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.

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