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What is the remedy for swollen eardrum?

I have had a clogged feeling in my left ear for a week now which I think started with a bad head cold I got 2 weeks ago. I went to an audiologist and she said there is no fluid or infection but that my eardrum is swollen. I have no pain but it is driving me crazy. Is there anything I can do to help take the swelling down
Thu, 22 Oct 2020
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Hi,

Since the audiologist has already examined and told you that the ear drum is swollen and there is no fluid or infection, I would advise you the following in such a case:
- Get started on an anti-inflammatory that suits you like Ibuprofen in proper dose and duration
- Also take decongestant
- Do not instil anything in ear
- Do not blow nose

If there is improvement continue the treatment for at least 7 days. Take a second opinion of an ENT Surgeon if required.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. T. Chandrakant, General Surgeon
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What is the remedy for swollen eardrum?

Hi, Since the audiologist has already examined and told you that the ear drum is swollen and there is no fluid or infection, I would advise you the following in such a case: - Get started on an anti-inflammatory that suits you like Ibuprofen in proper dose and duration - Also take decongestant - Do not instil anything in ear - Do not blow nose If there is improvement continue the treatment for at least 7 days. Take a second opinion of an ENT Surgeon if required. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. T. Chandrakant, General Surgeon