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My doctor told me I had a little fluid in my middle ear as I currently have a mild cold. I tried the neti-pot and when I blew my house my ear hurt a lot. Now, every time I burp my ear hurts. It's like a stabbing pain - it's been about 24 hours. Could there be more fluid in my ear now? Or is this just like a bruise from blowing too hard after the neti pot?
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Neurologist: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 1 month ago
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Neurologist: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 1 month ago

It sounds like you've got Eustachian tube dysfunction--the tube that normalizes the pressure across you eardrum is blocked

Nothing too serious but for now you need to stop the NetiPot treatment and take either some benadryl or Claritin and some ibuprofen

If this doesn't clear in two days have your doctor take another look at your ear to see if you might need a course of antibiotics

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Ok would this naturally subside in the perfect case? The extra fluid in the ear causing the pressure, that it?
Neurologist: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 1 month ago

Part of it is the fluid in your ear

But even without any treatment this should be gone in a day or two

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