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Pregnant, painful and swollen ears. Cannot hear properly. Due to constant pressure when sleeping?

I am 34 weeks pregnant and I ve had swollen painful ears x 10 days. Had them checked, no infectious sx. Tried acetic acid , hydrogen peroxide , ear popper device and nothing works. I can not hear at all on my right and about 80% on my left. Can it be from having to sleep on my side therefore putting constant pressure on my ears?
Asked On : Sat, 20 Oct 2012
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Swelling and pain in the ear could be due to infection in the outer ear/ middle ear. But you said you have got it checked and infectious cause was ruled out? It could also be due to local causes like wax or fungus in the ears. It is definitely not related to posture or sleep. I recommend you to go to a otolaryngologist who would be able to guide you once he examines and cleans your ear. Hope this helps.

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Answered: Thu, 25 Jul 2013
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