My left ear is severely clogged, and I finished a z-pack last week as I caught a cold. I am flying to hawaii in 2 weeks time, I have tried Mucinex, and pseudoedrine to no avail. The clogged ear has been for 9 days now and at times it hurts. My nose is not stuffy, but there is a little drainage down my throat. It felt this morning like I was running a tiny fever again.