Can anyone give me some insight? My right ear suddenly went deaf. I try to pop it but it won't pop. I've taken deflamitories thinking this would help if I had a slight inflammation. Antibiotics don't help either. It doesn't hurt, I'm not dizzy, but I have had a little congestion in my nasal passage from allergies since I moved to Texas. It's been a week and a half and I still cannot hear anything from my right ear. It's plugged like I want to pop it but it won't pop. Once in the bathtub I emerged my head in hot water and for a few seconds my hearing tried to come back, but i don't think it is just wax because my ears have never had alot of wax build up. Any suggestions besides going to a doctor since their perscriptions aren't working. I am 60 years old. Maybe just old age? Thanks.
Your best bet would be to see the doctor. It's no use buying over the counter meds that don't work. Sometimes it can be wax, or because I USED TO use q-tips, a small piece of fluff covered my eardrum and blocked it. Sometimes it can be fluid (I had that from a bad cold), and that can take quite a while to clear up. The doctor gave me Nasonex for that.
Nasonex is a nasal spray - that I use once a day. It a corticosteroid and you need a perscription for it. Unless there's an infection, antibiotics will not help. Do you have fluid in your ear? I had stuffed ears for so long - last week I went to the doctor and he said everything is fine. Two days later - one ear blocked up again. It's too wierd, and annoying !!
Well, I went to another doctor and guess what? It was simply 30 years of wax build up inside my ear blocking my ear drum. doctor flushed my ear and had to do some picking out and all is well. Yuk, how gross it was. But I can hear! Thanks for responding.
im only 1* but i have the same probloms with only short periods of this deffining i would drink or swallow something then my ear would pop and sounds go quiter and louder everytime i do but it is so annoying when i am trying to listen to something informative
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