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Suggest treatment for ear congestion

I started with a feeling of congestion in my ears, more in the right ear. We tried decongestants and allergy meds, nose sprays. One day my right ear began to ring. When I touched my ear, it felt a little numb and this sensation extended from the top of my head to my jaw. The ringing came and went over several months as did the slight numbness and now the ringing is constant. My ears still feel congested and actually pop when I swallow.
Fri, 27 Mar 2015
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Actual popping of the ears on swallowing means there is a Eustachian Tube dysfunction on that side. The history of ringing, numbness from top of head to the jaw including the ears, in spite of decongestants, allergy medicines, nose sprays indicate that there is still inflammation in he middle and inner ear.

I would advise you the following:
Get an opinion of an ENT, get CT scan and related tests like Audiometry and others, rule out diabetes and get started with appropriate medications.

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