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My ears have been popping for a few days. Some irritation

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My ears have been popping for a few days. Some irritation and ringing. Trying to take decongestants but no change. Help!!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing physician

How old are you?

any other medical issues?

what meds have you tried?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm 38. No other issues. Trying Sudafed for congestion.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

This is pretty concerning actually

It is likely a viral issue in the ear

however, this can cause permanent hearing loss.

Go to ER or urgent care and get steroids

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question

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