Re: Clogged Ear
I had a lousy wet head cold about 1 month ago. It lasted about 1 week, normal type cold, not eventful.
Anyway, about 2 1/2 weeks ago I woke up dizzy, queezy, (motion makes me sick) slight headache and my left ear felt really clogged or full/tight and I could hear a blood rushing sound to the timing of my pulse. I hate taking pills, so I just dealt with it. After a couple of days the dizziness and queezies were gone. The headache only lasted one day and it was mild anyway.
But the ear pressure, tenderness, clogging sensation, blood swooshing sound, cheek bone tightness came and went. Just when I thought I needed to call my internist, it would seem to just vanish, then start back up again. Finally had enough last nite, and went in this AM. $68 office visit and was told "yep, your on the down swing of a viral ear infection. It's rapant, we're seeing people with ear symptoms varing wildly. Here's some samples of Clarinex.
Now I sign on the board, and see someone experienced ear problems say antihistimines screwed her up big time. Now I'm very very hesitant to take the first one!!!