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Suggest Medication For Pain And Discomfort In The Ears

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Posted on Sat, 21 Oct 2017
Question: Is it really ok to use a Vicks Air Humdifier for an ear infection? Because when I did my ears felt plugged and and discomfort and how many hours should I use it?
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Eustachian tube blockage

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to Healthcare Magic and thanks for putting up the query
You can use the humidifier. use it at least twice daily for 5 days.
my advice is you should take a combination of levocetrizine plus pseudoephedrine twice daily and xylometazoline nasal drops three times a day for a week.
Chew a gum that will help to decongest the tube and relieve the symptoms.
All the medicine prescribed by me will be available only on prescription.
Any further questions are always welcome.
Take care
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal (7 hours later)
I been using antibiotics medicine for two weeks for my right ear for an ear infection and I still feel pain is that normal? Both my ears are plugged/blocked. I accidentally put water in my left ear. I used a air humdifier with the inhalant steam to cause the problem.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal (8 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Eustachian tube blockage

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for the information.
You should take the decongestants as advised as they will help you faster. The pain can be due to middle ear infection or wax. You should get the ears examined by an Ent specialist.
Take steam inhalation and chew a gum also.
Take paracetamol for pain.
You are always welcome with any questions.
Wishing you a speedy recovery.
Thanks and regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Suggest Medication For Pain And Discomfort In The Ears

Brief Answer: Eustachian tube blockage Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to Healthcare Magic and thanks for putting up the query You can use the humidifier. use it at least twice daily for 5 days. my advice is you should take a combination of levocetrizine plus pseudoephedrine twice daily and xylometazoline nasal drops three times a day for a week. Chew a gum that will help to decongest the tube and relieve the symptoms. All the medicine prescribed by me will be available only on prescription. Any further questions are always welcome. Take care Thanks and regards