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why does my left ear feel clogged

I suffered from a clogged ear after getting off a flight. Immediately after landing I got a sinus infection and my ear stayed clogged for a month. It was driving me insane. I wasn t attending social gatherings or going out because I couldn t hear or focus and I felt so off. After seeing an ENT, I was put on some very strong antibiotics for my sinus infection, steroids for possible eustachian tube swelling and steroid nasal spray. The sinus infection went away right away, but my ear stayed plugged. The ENT said that my ear could stay this was for 1-2 months.

I was not going to put up with that!!! I was willing to do anything. I read up on some options. 4 weeks into my condition I had a lymphatic massage of my head, neck, ears, shoulders and chest. This type of massage encourages drainage. During the massage I could hear my ear popping and clicking. Before I even got up off the massage table, I could feel liquid moving in my ear, but my ear and hearing were still blocked. Later that day I went to an acupuncturist. He asked me a lot of questions about my overall health. He inserted needles in areas that were meant to help ears and sinuses and other general health issues.

When I left the office, I was feeling more movement in my ear. Once I got home I could feel even more drainage. My nose started running a lot. I blew my nose and could feel my ear opening up. It would squeal and release air. It still felt blocked but it was getting better. By the end of this evening my ear is 80% clear. I realized my other ear had blockage too. It just was so much better than the left ear it seemed fine. I am hoping by tomorrow my hearing is back to 100% and all drainage is complete.
mad_caddy wrote: I'd go and get them done at the doctors, you'll come out and suddenly find you've been partially deaf for yonks becaus eof wax.

Yeah absolutely, the wax gradually builds up and you don't notice your hearing slowly deteriorate. Then as JuanKerr found out it'll reach critical mass and block completely. When it's sorted out and the blockage is removed, you can hear a pin drop from a half mile away and a mouse squeak in a field over the hill. I used to have problems with ear wax all the time in my teens and had to get my ears syringed at the docs every year or so.

My left ear was blocked recently, for the first time in about 15 years. As others have stated, never put anything smaller than your little fingers down your lughole. Just buy some ear drops, use them for 3-4 days, and if it still hasn't cleared up go to the docs. Ok, it's a really annoying sensation, but just grin and bare it for a few days. Better than sticking things right into your ear and really fucking up the mechanics in there permanently.

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