What causes ear congestion followed by a cold and flu?
Supportive care only.
Thank you for asking
I read your question and i understand your concern. Ear congestions followed by a cold and flu involving upper airways is very common. If there is no fever , use of antibiotics is not judicious. Steroids medications are very potent anti inflammatory medicines.You are gettng steroid sin nasal form of flonase which is more than enough . i prefer normal NSAIDs as their anti inflammatory effect is more than enough to help the resolution. Rest assured all these symptoms subside on their own even if you don't do anything with in 2 weeks. Some times it may take more than that. If the symptoms persist then talk to an otorhinolaryngologist and let them run some tests to assess hearing loss.
Nutshell, decongestants, topical anti inflammatory meds and supportive care is all you need. Add more fluids and warm comforting beverages to your diet and wait and see. The symptoms will resolve on their own.
I hope it helps. Take good care of yourself and dont forget to close the discussion please.