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I have an ear infection on antibiotics for 7 days now my

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I have an ear infection on antibiotics for 7 days now my ears are still clogged the left one more
JA: How long have you been dealing with the ear issue? Have you had any colds or flus recently?
Customer: It started with swollen glands and a sore throat glands are not swollen anymore
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: On spirits and antidepressants
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.

This is probably due to ETD

Eustachian tube dysfunction

when you have a lot of sinus congestion and an infection it can block up the eustachian tube

I recommend using flonase over the counter nasal spray to clear it up

and oral anti histamine like zyrtec with it will help too

let me know if you have other questions.

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Customer: replied 6 months ago.
That did not help me
I have already tried those suggestions
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 months ago.


in that case, you need to go back to the doctor and get oral steroids

prednisone or a medrol dose pack

that is the next step