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ears have both blocked please help

  • Posted By: raymae
  • May 10, 2008
  • 04:12 PM

hi everyone, i have got a sinus infection following a bad cold a few days previous. my right ear was blocked up at the time i went to the drs and i was prescribed erithomycin. my ear has got no better since starting the tablets 3 days ago and now my left ear has also become blocked.

i feel like i have dipped my head under water and my ears have failed to pop back to normal again, im due to go away in a week or so and this is really getting me down. i have tried inhaling hot water with orbis oil. my other symptoms seem to be settling down gradually but this ear problem is making me feel like im in a world of my own, its very scary.

any suggestions of what i can do?

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  • Tell your ENT that you're going away and need him/her to drain your ears. Especially if you are flying - that will be the worst pain you've ever had in your life with the air pressure change. They have special machines that can steam you and they can put the antibiotics in your ears with gauze.
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