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Suggest remedy for severe cough,cold and ear problem

Hi there! Ok this may be a lot to read but I m going to try and make it short as possible. About 4 weeks ago I started coughing and got a common cold I believe maybe from stress from a camp I completed. I m still sick though and I don t know why I ve coughed and sneezed and had phlegm and even lost my voice! Well the coughs would come and go or I would have fits now I traveled to meet family and because I m still sick my ears wouldn t pop and I experienced severe pain in my left ear from it not popping now not only am I still mildly stuffy my ears are stuffy and sometimes pop or make little noises like the sound of rice crispies cereal when milked is poured over it. I ve taken pills for a inflamed lungs cause of my coughing fits cause my lower right ribs were sore they re fine now but I don t know what to do anymore I just want to be healthy again and I m scared to fly back because I don t want to experience the same pain again
Thu, 4 Sep 2014
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Hi, thanks for using healthcare magic

The stuffy sensation in the ears may be related to eusthacian tube dysfunction. The eusthacian tubes are tube that connect the middle ear to the nasopharynx (back of the throat).

They have different functions. Eusthachian tube dysfunction (tubes not working) can cause a full sensation in the ears.
If you use a topical and oral decongestant along with an anti histamine, it may help.

I hope this helps
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