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I've had an minor earache for weeks. Today it is worse. What…

I've had an minor...

I've had an minor earache for weeks. Today it is worse. What should I do? Warm compresses, aspirin?

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

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how old are you?

are you having sinus congestion, stuffy nose symptoms? this can cause fluid to be in your inner ear

did you get water in your ear canal?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
71 and no to the other questions.

have you tried warm compresses or aspirin or tylenol yet?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No thank you
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No compresses but that was my next step. I'm at work so I'll do it later. Just curious.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I think you have answered my question.Thank you.

sometimes yawning and thrusting your lower jaw forward at the same time can help open up your eustachian tube which can help drain fluid out of your inner ear down into your sinuses and throat.

tylenol or advil or aspirin can help some patients as well

make sure you take them with food in your stomach

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