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Blocked ears and nostrils. Had ear surgery in the past. What is the reason and treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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User:H Doctor
User:Im looking at an ENT query
Doctor:How can I help you today?
Doctor:Go ahead
User:I feel very heavy and stuffy in my ears and always feel the ears are blocked
User:And also many a times one of my nostril is blocked\
User:I had a small surgery performed on my ear around 10 yrs back
User:It was becuase of excessive usage of ear buds , where the water was depositng in the ear and got infected
User:The ENT who performed with wom im in touch says if i work out or run, the bolckages would clear
User:My entire Head is most times heavy and i also snore very badly when im very tired, or have slightly excess quantity of alocohol
User:This develops slightly lack of slp and have morning sickness
User:after certain time im most active at my office and very actively take my day till late in eveining
User:I feel wetty in the ear and feel heavy, which again prompts me to use buds to clear it and ensure comfortable hearing
User:Pls advice what needs to be done
Doctor:I need to know a few more things to help you better.
User:Pls tell me
Doctor:First I need to know your age and gender.
User:34 / Male
Doctor:Do you have a history of allergies?
Doctor:I think you feel heavy in the ears because of blocked nose.
User:Could be
Doctor:As the middle part of ear is connected to nose by a tube
Doctor:I will advise that you get a prescription for a nose spray- otrivin or steroidal
Doctor:Secondly you need to get your ears examined by an ear, nose , throat specialist
User:I have been using Otrivin, it gives me geart relief, but afriad im getting used to it
Doctor:Yes routine use is not good
Doctor:I also would recommend that you stick to a good lifestyle
Doctor:Like hygienic food and clean water use.
Doctor:Daily exercise and fruits also help.
User:Im actively involed in sports and play badminton regularly
User:Will do that
Doctor:That is good
Doctor:I will again emphasime clean food and water as you may get recurrent infections of ear, nose, throat.
Doctor:After a head wash you need to clean ears with ear buds
Doctor:You may also try swallowing, coughing and yawning to help with blocked ear secondary to blocked nose.
Doctor:Do you have any other question?
User:I think thats it for now
User:Thanks for your advices
Doctor:Thanks for coming on chat.
Doctor:You can always login again to chat with a doctor 24/7
User:Thanks..Will do that
Doctor:I need to close the chat window now.
User:Ok Dr..Thanks
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