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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Suggest medication for cough,congestion and blockage in ear

ive been experiencing cold symptoms for the past week: a hacking productive cough, congestion that's also been productive... today, my ears have been blocked and i unable to pop them, even after blowing... when i bend over, it feels like "fluid" is moving around in my head and i get dizzy... im 30 years old
Thu, 24 Jul 2014
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Hello dear,

There is a connecting tract (known as Eustachian tube) between the nasopharynx & middle ear through which infection can spread to ear.
Also obstruction to this Eustachian tube, secondary to an upper respiratory tract infection, sinusitis, cold & congestion, can lead to blockage/ discomfort in ear by causing un-equalisation of pressure between the nasopharynx & middle ear.

Management includes:
1. Antihistamine preparations like Allegra.
2. Decongestant nasal drops.
3. Antibiotics based on culture & sensitivity reports.
4. Anti tussive preparations for symptomatic relief from cough.
5. Warm salt water gargle & Steam inhalation.
6. Maintenance of adequate hydration & nutrition status of the body.
7. Protection from cold, dust & other allergens.

So, kindly consult an ENT Specialist and start treatment as advised.

Wish you good health & a speedy recovery.
Take care
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