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The symptoms may be as a result of an upper respiratory tract
infection. Upper respiratory tract infections are usually viral but in some cases bacterial infections can occur.
An upper respiratory tract infection can involve the nasal passages, sinuses
, throat and in some cases, there may be co existing ear infections because of the connection between the passages.
The ringing and pain in your ears may indicate an infection in the ears which may require antibiotic treatment. It would be best to be evaluated by your doctor.
Popping sensations can occur because of dysfunction of the eustachian tube which can also occur in the common cold
. This is the tube that connects the ear to the back of the throat.
Your doctor ,in addition to the antibiotics if the ears appear infected, may suggest the use of an antihistamine and decongestant which are usually available over the counter.
may also help to decrease the viscosity of the secretions and help them to be expelled easier.
I hope this helps