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Blocked ear after blowing nose, painful. Ringing ears. Should I see a doctor?

My ear got pugged after I blew my nose . Within an hr the pain got worse and worse. I plugged my nose and shut my mouth and blew as hard as I could. I had severe pain at first that lasted a few minutes but slowly went away. After waking in the morning everything sounds robotic in that ear. should I see a doctor or wait it out?
Asked On : Wed, 28 Nov 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to health care magic,

I am Dr Sriram nathan and i Shall try to help you out with your problem.

You seem to have injured your drum or canal when you blew your nose

Many people do not realize the danger of a nose blowing under closed high pressure environment of nose and throat and ear

In a closed environment of the ear canal and drum a nose blowing causes such intense pressure that the drum ruptures and causes pain and hearing loss which you are feeling right now.

But do not worry and do these:
-take a course of antibiotic like amox-clav and anti histamine like levocetrizine in consultation with your doctor
-get an audiometric testing done
-Do not take head bath for two weeks and after that do not allow any water to enter the ear
-Do not put any other ear drops
-If the pain is more then you may consider taking injectable medications for better and faster symptom control.

Remember that if you keep your ears clean and dry the drum will recover

If any other doubts get back to me


Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Fri, 25 Oct 2013
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