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Clogged ear, soreness in jaw and teeth, headache, wheezing. Upper respiratory infection. Help?

I woke up this morning with my left ear being clogged. I cant hear out of it. My jaw and teeth were sore this morning. Now I have a headache behind my eye on the left. Last week I was sick with a severe upper respiratory infection. Now I still have a terrible cough that I can feel in my chest. And sometimes my chest is wheezing and making noises when I breath.
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Hello and welcome to Healthcare Magic. Thanks for your query.

There is a connection between the ear and the throat and nose (through a tube called the Eustachian tube). Upper respiratory tract infections or allergies can cause the Eustachian tube, or the membranes surrounding its opening to become swollen, trapping fluid. This can result in ear blocks or lead to even ear infections.

I would suggest that you try using decongestant nasal drops / spray, which can help relieve the ear block. However, since you are having severe cough and wheezing (indicative of a lower respiratory tract infection), I would advise you to see a doctor for a detailed evaluation and treatment.

Wish you all the best.

Dr. Sheeba Stephen
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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