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Posted on Thu, 3 Aug 2017 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: when i wake up in the morning my left ear just doesn't seem right . i had a cold about 3 weeks ago with a sore throat . I woke up one morning and my ear was extremely clogged .I freaked out and didn't know what to do . Extremely worried please help.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Otitis media

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Ears getting blocked after an episode of nasal or throat infection is usually due to eustachian tube blockage or it can be due to wax or bacterial infection. I will suggest that you should get a x-ray paranasal sinuses done and a pure tone audiometry. In addition, you should start tablet levocetrizine plus phenylepherine twice daily and xylometazoline nasal drops three times a day for a week.
Take steam inhalation and chew a gum that will also help decongest the tube.

All the medicines I have prescribed will be available at prescription only.
Follow up with the required information so that I can suggest you better.
Take care
Thanks and regards
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