I'm 25 and have my first ever ear ache. It started yesterday when the inside of my ear felt itchy, so i stuck my finger in the opening to scratch around a little, and i felt a pain inside my ear. Ever since, then, whenever I yawn, I hear a crackling noise, and feel a pain in my ear. I normally wouldn't be too worried, but I'm going to be traveling in an airplane on Thursday, and I know a fluid-filled ear can be really painful with the changing of altitude in an airplane.
I'm probaby going to go to the Walk-In tomorrow, since I don't think my doctor's office is open tomorrow, but I was wondering if there was something over-the-counter I could maybe start taking for it now? I'm pretty sure it's probably because of my sinuses, because my allergies have been really bad for the past few days, so is there a sinus med that I could start taking that will maybe drain the junk out of my ear? I'd like to start to get it cleared out as soon as possible so I don't have any pain when in the airplane on Thursday.