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.
The antibiotic will help with the infection but you also need something to help with the congestion that's affecting your ears. Try sudafed every 4-6 hours and ask your doctor for a nasal spray also. You might want to start off with Afrin but only take it for a day or two. If your ears do not respond to the decongestants call your doctor and let him/her know what's going on.
I've had a similar problem for nearly 4 months, mainly in my left ear. It's not affecting my hearing so much as driving me mad with the sticky sort of feeling in my ear(s) when I swallow and so on. My GP said it's glue ear. I've tried boxes upon boxes of sudafed and they don't work. I am now using a neti pot. I was very sceptical when I bought this but I have to say I can't recommend them enough. I really feel that using it is beginning to help. They're only cheap but well worth a try. Hope this helps and that your ears get sorted soon. We take so many things for granted don't we?