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I been having this problem with my ears being plugged up for 3 weeks and it sucks because it screws with me so I cant work out!

I went to my doctor and he seen an ear infection in my r-ear so he flushed out my ear with peroxide and warm water. He gave me some antibiotics and the swelling is gone but my ears are still plugged. He told me its my eustachian tube and to come back in 3 weeks and follow up
i did a little workout after 3 weeks this morning and it started messing with me as I was feeing off balance. It went away after a few minutes and I was able to finish.


So today I went to see an ent. I dont know about this guy. I told him my ears are plugged and I feel off balance at times. He checked both them out and said " I dont see any wax, your ears are clean" then jumps to the conclusion that I have pet = patulous eustachian tube. He broke out this peace of paper explaining it and showed me a diagram of the et. Says to go back tuesday and do a hearing test and we'll talk more. He said what caused it is because I have low body fat. Im like hell!!!!!!!!!!! Im at about 6% for past 10 years. He put the blame on that. So I have an appt. To go back tuesday to do some hearing test. I only seen this ent for 10 minutes....It's like he was in a hurry to get me out of there. He told me that the antibiotic my other doc gave me wont work, but it took away the swelling from the ear infection, and this ent didnt even see any swelling so it did work. Now I dont trust this ent. He told me to lay off the workouts and eat more and put on body fat and it will go away. This ent did'nt even try to evaluate me like ask what kinda of symptoms I had or do any test for pressure etc... I was in and out in 10 minutes

i did a search on this pet, and I dont have any of the conditions that it says talking about echo, hear myself speak, ringing noises, roaring noises,loss of hearing ( but he wants me to do a hearing test?) and all that other symptoms. The only thing I have is plugged up ears and I had an ear infection which doesnt appear to be there anymore after the antibiotics. Im passing on the dr and seeing a different ent on tuesday to see what he says.


It's not vertigo. My ears are just plugged up. There is no other symptoms of pet. I have been burping alot the past few days, and just at the point before I burp, my ears plug up from pressure then I burp and the pressure releases then builds up again. I try the squeeze nose deal, and blow gently and both my ears clear up but within a few seconds, they go back to plugged up. They were aching at one time until I took the ab's. They itch one in a while

so I dunno what to do. I'll check with the other ent tuesday and hopefully he'll actually care and take some time with me :(
this is my first actual health problem. I have never had an ear infection or any other problems with my ears at all. I did have a slight cold a few weeks ago but it's gone and my ears are still plugged.
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replied January 15th, 2006
Sinus Blockage?
I recently became allergic to something and for the first time since I was a young child i've had an ear infection. Actually, I had three ear infections this year. They never hurt, they just felt plugged. Anyhow, my problem ended up being related to allergies and my sinus becoming inflamed. My inner ear could not drain and pressure built up causing the middle ear to fill with puss and all the other good stuff. Anyhow, the stagnent fluid caused a bad infection in which I had to take several antibiotics. The antibiotics didn't release the built up fluid, but cleared the infection. It took a good few weeks for it to finally drain. Then, a few weeks later the other one became filled up. I was finally told that I may be allergic to something in the air and was told to take claritin and decongestants. This seems to have helped but a new problem is that now I am constantly taking medications, which I hate. Also, do you getting strange vibrations in your ear? Just wondering because I do. Anyhow, I hope this helped somewhat.
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replied January 15th, 2006
I forgot to say that I am (very obviously) underweight, but out of the many doctors i've seen, none of them said anything about low body fat. That is about the strangest things i've ever heard of.
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replied January 15th, 2006
Hey

no ringing or noises in my ear. Just plugged up and I noticed that when ever I try and pop them by pinching my noise, they get even more plugged up, so im trying to figure this out.

I went to a 2nd ent and he did a small check on me and was much better than the first lame ent. He told me that after an infection, there is still some swelling present not seen after the infection is gone. He said nothing about low body fat like the other dr did. He told me I just had a plugged et, and he gave me some steroids for 6 days and it aint helping yet. Im going on day 5.
Im going in for a hearing test in 2 weeks, but my hearing is fine. He said I have nothing serious
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replied March 25th, 2012
Pugged Ears
I have the exact same thing... Had it for over a months... Been to NET, Regular Doc, ...steroids didn't work..Tried Caridin-D etc. Nothing seems to work.. My voice sounds muffed only to me, it sounds fine to everyone else. Still trying to clear them
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replied June 13th, 2012
My right ear is blocked for a month now
It suddenly happened to me when I was sitting in my office and my right ear blocked and could not hear anything except ringing noise. I went to my primary physician who confirmed there was no wax buildup or broken ear drum. He gave me antibiotics for 7 days. It did not work. He then gave me steroids of 10 mg strength for 6 days. Did not work either. He referred me to ENT. ENT gave me 60 mg of steroids for 10 days with another 5 days of weaning period and asked for MRI, blood test, and hearing and balance (ENG) test. After 4 weeks, I could see some improvement and hear little better from the right ear if the volume is not too low although the ringing noise is still there.

Does anyone know if this goes away on its own after some time? If so, how long?
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replied October 11th, 2012
Sudden Hearing Loss
I have had a similar experience, about 3 weeks ago the hearing in my right ear became quite muffled and felt blocked, by the next day my left ear went the same! Both ears suddenly went blocked and heard a loud ringing in my ears! 3 weeks on i still cant hear properly, infact really badly, all sounds seem distorted and ENT specialist is stumped! Am being refered for an MRI scan, as there is no infection present or ear wax and i am slightly off balance! Its so frustrating and worrying as i am concerened i have lost some of my hearing and that this may lead to permannt deafness! SO scared! Any feedback welcome?
Thanks
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replied January 26th, 2013
Cotton in ears
After two weeks of feeling the sensation of water in my ear, I finally went to the minute clinic and was diagnosed with a double inner ear infection. It never hurt - was just irritating. The water was stuck in my ear from a bath and never escaped, which became a breeding ground for the infection. The nurse practitioner gave me ear drops to take for 7 days. After the 2nd day, my left ear plugged up and wouldn't unplug for the next 9 days. The minute clinic said that sensation could be normal and to just go with it. After 2 days past when the antibiotic cycle was complete, I started to panic. They finally referred me to a regular doctor who found cotton plugging up my ears. So, apparently I was cotton swabbing too much (once a day after showering). The cotton plugged up my ear, so when the ear drops went in, they stayed and the cotton swelled. The doctor had a nurse give me a lavage (sp?), which you can buy at a drug store and do yourself, and it completely cleared the blockage. I was so relieved after weeks of uncomfortableness. The solution did make my ears a bit itchy but it fades as the days passed. Hope my story helps someone in a similar situation.
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replied March 25th, 2014
Clogged ear help
Just a hint. I had a clogged ear for 6 weeks and tried EVERYTHING but the doctor. A friend at a pharmacy suggested to me that I take meclizine. Basically, they just game me non-presription motion sickness or sea sickness pills. 6 weeks of missery of my own voice echoing in my head, and it was cleared up in 48 hours or less. The one I got ( $5 bucks at walmart for 100 pills ) I just took 2 in the AM and 2 before bed. Took for a week straight, but cleared up in less than 48 hours.

Good luck.
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replied March 25th, 2014
Just a hint. I had a clogged ear for 6 weeks and tried EVERYTHING but the doctor. A friend at a pharmacy suggested to me that I take meclizine. Basically, they just game me non-presription motion sickness or sea sickness pills. 6 weeks of missery of my own voice echoing in my head, and it was cleared up in 48 hours or less. The one I got ( $5 bucks at walmart for 100 pills ) I just took 2 in the AM and 2 before bed. Took for a week straight, but cleared up in less than 48 hours.

Good luck.
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