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Acute otitis media, left side ear feels plugged - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   hey
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
How can i help you?
User :   my ear feels plugged and i cannot get it to pop
User :   left side
Doctor :  
May i know your age and gender?
User :   17 male
Doctor :  
Since when do you have these symptoms?
User :   about an hour ago, it hurts really bad
Doctor :   DO you have any other symptoms?
User :   sore throat
User :   post nasal drip i believe
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :  
You are probably having mild ear infection.
Doctor :  
I will suggest you some measures.
Doctor :  
May i know your location?
User :   NH USA
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
You can take TAb tylenol cold twice a day.
Doctor :  
Also use chewing gums to exercise your jaw muscles.
Doctor :  
It will help in draining the fluid out of the ear.
Doctor :  
Steam inhalation will also help.
Doctor :  
If you develop fever or if the pain increases you need to consult a GP for an antibiotic.

Doctor :  
Is there any other query?
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