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Clogged ears with ringing in the ear. Throbbing headaches. Is it life threatening?

I ve been sick for a week. With some kind of flu/ cold . I also have a clogged ringing ear with muffled sound. I ve had throbbing headaches on and off during the week. A few minutes ago I got into a shouting match with my nagging girlfreind. I was furious! When I sat down my brain started throbbing so much like I have never felt before. As I am writting this feel calmer and the throbbing has diminished. My question is: can a person die from this? I totally felt like my head was going to explode. trying to stay relaxed now. Any advice on the ringing/clogged ear would be helpful aswell. Thanks!
Asked On : Mon, 18 Mar 2013
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Thanks for writing to H.C.M. for your query.

I have gone through your query and as you said that you have flu and cold along with it there is blocked both ears and throbbing headache. You have asked weather this may kill anybody ? Our answer is never.

The disease process is as your cold had given rise to sinus infection leading to severe headache. THe infection from here also reached to throat and than to ear by Eustachian tube. In the ear they cause acute otitis media which is a painfull condition and also leading to blockade of ears.

For treatment you should take antibiotic, anti inflammatory, mucolytic and decongestant. you can also take steam inhalation and warm saline gargling.

I hope this will help you.

Answered: Tue, 19 Mar 2013
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