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Old 05-18-2013, 02:18 PM
 
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Recently, I slept with the ceiling fan and forgot to turn it off. Since then my right ear feels like things are muffled or something like that. I have held my nose and blew to pop it, but no results. It has popped on its own, but still feels muffled. Pharmacy told me to try a OTC drop, but none of what they had seem like it would of solved the issues. Has anyone else experienced this~? I was somewhere this am and people were introducing themselves, and I couldn't hear all of what they were saying. If it doesn't get better this week, I'll see an ear Doc. Just wanting to know your opinions and if anyone has experienced what I an going thru now. Thanks
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:34 PM
 
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I hope it's not hurting you...I think filling up the ear canals with olive oil once in awhile takes care of a lot of minor problems..have you ever tried it?
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Old 05-21-2013, 08:58 PM
 
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You shouldn't hold your nose and try to blow out your ear, it can cause permanent damage. I had a friend that did that all the time and ended up having a few ear surgeries and is now practically deaf in one ear.
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Old 05-22-2013, 07:05 AM
 
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Do you Qtip your ears a lot by inserting the end of the Qtip into your ear canal? If so, you may have impacted ear wax which can be very difficult to remove. You may have to see the ENT.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:00 AM
 
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You need to see an ENT because it could be several things. Your eustacian tube may very well be clogged up, you could have packed wax, you could have excessive fluid behind the ear drum, etc. They really need to get in there and check it out. Don't put it off, it's not worth it. Had I reacted quicker to my ear issues, I more than likely would have prevented the cholesteatoma's that developed that cost me most of my hearing.
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Old 05-22-2013, 08:09 AM
 
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Thanks for all of your replies. I've been reading them, but haven't had the time to post till now. I have an appointment tomorrow. It got bad enough for me to schedule an appointment with an ENT. It got to hurting on Tuesday with the loud noise that seems to vibrate. Then I lost my balance a bit. That is when I decided I couldn't wait any longer. Then yesterday I think, my other ear popped. I do clean my ears with q-tips, but not much wax is found on them when I have. Also, I don't blow that hard when I hold my nose cause I don't get anywhere when I do. Nope, not going to try olive oil. I barely put a couple drops of hydrogen peroxide as a neighbor told me about, and it went straight thru and I had to tip my head the opposite way to get out since that even bothered me.
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Old 05-22-2013, 10:23 PM
 
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Thanks for all of your replies. I've been reading them, but haven't had the time to post till now. I have an appointment tomorrow. It got bad enough for me to schedule an appointment with an ENT. It got to hurting on Tuesday with the loud noise that seems to vibrate. Then I lost my balance a bit. That is when I decided I couldn't wait any longer. Then yesterday I think, my other ear popped. I do clean my ears with q-tips, but not much wax is found on them when I have. Also, I don't blow that hard when I hold my nose cause I don't get anywhere when I do. Nope, not going to try olive oil. I barely put a couple drops of hydrogen peroxide as a neighbor told me about, and it went straight thru and I had to tip my head the opposite way to get out since that even bothered me.
It can't go straight through, the eardrum stops it. You let it go down and fill it to the opening in your ear. It will bubble and pop and after about 20 min. you turn your head to the other side and let it drain out.
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Old 05-24-2013, 03:40 PM
 
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Where I live, if your ear plugs up and you go to the doc he/she tells you to put oil in your ears for a few days first, before they'll clean them out or try anything else.
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Old 05-25-2013, 01:56 PM
 
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I went to see the Doc on Thursday and all he did was prescribe some steroid drops. My ear is killing me and I called them and they told me to take some Advil that day, but today I'm having shooting pains in my right ear.
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Old 05-27-2013, 12:53 AM
 
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I went to see the Doc on Thursday and all he did was prescribe some steroid drops. My ear is killing me and I called them and they told me to take some Advil that day, but today I'm having shooting pains in my right ear.
Maybe a second opinion is in order. Sounds like he/she didn't do a complete exam.
My ENT did a thorough job and explained everything then pulled some stuff out and put in some drops and everything was fine afterwards.
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