Re: blocked/clogged ears
Hi John, it sounds like eustachian tube dysfunction, to me. The problem lies with some blockage or inflammation either behind the eardrum in the middle ear space or in the eustachian tube that connects the middle ear to the back of the throat.
You can try 12 hr sudafed (the behind-the-counter version) plus mucinex to see if it calms down the swelling and thins any mucus. I found that very helpful in the early days of my ongoing problem.
If you search the board, there is a group of us that have written extensively about our experiences with ETD. As far as I know, it can last a day, a week, or in my case, nearly one year. Basically it will last as long as the underlying cause is not found and treated. It's believed to be allergies, for me, although mine did begin with a cold and an airline flight I took on Dec 18 2010 while still congested.
Last edited by jenni9033; 12-13-2011 at 10:52 AM.