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Runny nose after recovering from flu. Feels like blowing snot into the ear. Solution?

I have been sick with the flu(for 2 wks) and am starting to feel better. However, now my nose is runny and am having to blow it alot. In the last couple of days in sounds like it is blowing snot(excuse the expression) into my ear on one the right side. Do i maybe have a busted eardrum? I cannot go to the doctor, my husband has stage 4 cancer and i do NOT have insurance. I would appreciate any help I could get.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Welcome in H.C.M.
I read your query regarding your ear problem developed on blowing your nose as you have recently recovered from flu. During blowing of nose infected secretions from throat reached to ear via Eustachian tube. Thus middle ear gets filled with infected fluid which is giving you feeling of blockade in ear. thus you feel sudden loss of hearing.
As far as treatment is concern you should take- steam inhalation, Decongestant, anti histaminic and antibiotics.

With Regards.
Answered: Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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