I think I have the exact same thing... I also have the popping in the ears and can hear the cracking and popping more when I turn my head from side to side. I also was given Zyrtec. I was also having severe ear itching. I took the medication for almost a month and the symptoms went away and when I stopped taking the medication, the syptoms came back. I had some allegra so I took that and the syptoms go away but about 20-24 hrs later I can feel the fluid back in my ears and I have to take another allegra. I do not like to take medication but it seems to be the only thing working...does anyone have any advice??? Did you get your problem taken care of? Are you feeling better??