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How do I unblock my ears?

By July 3, 2017 - 1:08am
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A couple of weeks ago I had a sinus infection and tonsillitis at the same time. I was prescribed two antibiotics and after finishing them my sinus infection and tonsillitis has cleared up. But I have blocked ears still and i can't seem to unblock them. I've visited the local gp and the doctor told me that I just have to wait it out and they'll unblock on their own but it's been a few weeks and nothing has happened. Is there anything I can do to unblock them at home or something I can buy from the chemist to help me? I'm struggling every day because I can't hear well and I speak very quietly without noticing, I'm struggling to hear at school and at home. Please help!!

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Hello alannahgreen,

Welcome to the EmpowHER community.

With a sinus infection, the sinuses (such as those found in the forehead, under the eyes and along the sides of the nasal bridge) become inflamed and may feel full or painful.

The eustachian tube is the channel that connects the middle ear with the back of the nose and throat. During colds, allergies, ear infections or sinusitis, the eustachian tube can become blocked by mucus and cause a person's ears to feel clogged, with a temporary loss of hearing. These symptoms may continue for a few weeks after a cold or other upper respiratory problem has resolved.

Ask your physician if you can use and would he prescribe a nasal steroid spray? For some this product help open the eustachian tube.


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