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What causes pressure in the head and earache?

I have had a stuffed up head for two weeks. I can t hear out of my left ear,. My eye had pinkeye,but is better, not clear yet. I m am presently taking antibiotics cefdinir 300 mg . I have been on this for 8 days. I m taking mucinex dm. Now my right ear has started hurting. What else can I take that will clear up my hearing?
Mon, 19 Feb 2018
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You may want to consider taking a decongestant. Pain in the ear when experiencing an upper respiratory tract infection is sometimes due to congestion of a tube in the ear (called Eustachian tube) or congestion of the sinuses.
A decongestant such as Sudafed or Benadryl D(contains anti histamine and decongestant)- would be helpful.
Other antihistamine decongestant combinations are Zyrtec d, Allegra d, Claritine d


I hope this helps


Regards,
Dr. Michelle Gibson James,
General & Family Physician
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