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Could this be water...

Could this be water in my ear ? swelling below left ear -very painfull -hurts to move jaw-ear ache somewhat hearing is somewhat like being in a box- had the flu just prior to this

Doctor's Assistant: Are you experiencing any dizziness? Do you have a fever?

No fever -no dizziness feels like lots of pressure in my head

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 6 months ago
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Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Please provide some additional information.

Are you taking any medicines?

Hard lump in jawline?

Phlegm at the back of the throat?

A stuffy nose?

Any other medical illness?

Thanks.
Waiting for your reply.
I will post back to the reply/answer momentarily. Thank you for your patience.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
No Medication - Aleve for pain yesterday
No hard lump- the area is swollen more soft -tender
Nothing in back of throat
stuffy nose -just a little
Headache
Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Sorry for late reply and inconvenience.
Thanks for the follow-up.
I understand your concern.
As per your description, possible differential diagnoses may include Ear infection, eustachian tube blockage, Mastoiditis.

I would advise you some self-care remedies which you can try.
Do nasal saline drops and Otrivin nasal drops.
You should do menthol steam inhalation and saline gargles.
Use a warm mist humidifier in your room.
Take Mucinex DM and Allegra.

Use OTC CVS ear drops.

You should elevate your head with an extra pillow.

Start a multivitamin & multi-mineral supplement.
If your symptoms will not show any improvement then see your doctor or ENT specialist for a clinical exam and get a prescription for antibiotics.

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Doctor: Onlinedoc, Doctor replied 6 months ago

Respected customer,
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