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Throat irritation, ear block during second pregnancy. How to get relief?

Hi. This is my second pregnancy, 6 months after my first was born. With my first I had an irritated throat and my ears would always block. My left ear even developed a light ringing. Now at just 9 weeks pregnant, I have all this again but twice as bad. The throat irritation makes me want to vomit it gets that bad sometimes. Why and what can I do about it?
Asked On : Mon, 17 Dec 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Thanks for writing in to us.

If you suspect you have strep throat with an ear block – especially if you are running a fever – you should check in with your doctor. She will most likely give you a “strep test” (a simple throat culture collected by a swab to the tonsils) to determine if it is in fact a strep infection. Sometimes you can have a viral infection that causes a sore throat and is accompanied by ear block, sneezing, running nose, etc., but this is different than strep throat, which is a bacterial infection

If the doctor determines that you have strep throat, you should get treatment, preferably antibiotics, as soon as possible. And of course, you should get plenty of rest so that your body is able to heal properly.

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Answered: Fri, 30 Aug 2013
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ENT Specialist Dr. Sriram Nathan's  Response
Aug 2013
hello and welcome to HCM,

Some amount of throat irritation is common during pregnancy and is primarily due to reflux which can even cause vomiting. Unfortunately there are just a few drugs which can be given during pregnancy for your treatment. You may try the anti reflux measure and medication in consultation with your doctor for proper symptom control.

As fas as the ear block is concerned you need to get an audiometric assessment done as soon as possible so that you can get a directed treatment to the problem which depends on the cause.

Meanwhile you may do steam inhalation and avoid loud noise

take care and have a safe delivery!

Dr Sriram Nathan
Answered: Fri, 30 Aug 2013
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