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Blocked ears while swimming in pool, dizziness, pain. Due to water collection in ear?

I was swimming in a pool that was approx. 13 ft. As I reached near the bottom my ear started popping and when I tried to plug my nose to unpop like you would on an airplane it wouldn t let me. It hurt really bad and I came to the surface to find myself really dizzy for a short period of time. I ve been trying to sleep but my left ear hurts so bad. It feels as if there is water still stuck in it. I dont know what to do.
Asked On : Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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Dear Reignbladesilver
Hello I am Dr Ravinder Sharma. Eustachian tube is present in upper part of throat which connects throat with middle ear. It appears that water has entered in your middle ear and which is causing you trouble. As swimming pool water is more likely to be a infected water there are chances it may lead to otitis media(infection of middle ear). You may need a course of antibiotics and decongestants and analgesics. I would advise you for ENT consultation. I hope this answers your concern with regards
Ravinder Sharma
Answered: Sat, 15 Sep 2012
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