Clogged ears from Sinus Infection
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Lazieexboy posted:
Hello,

I had a sinus infection for about a month. Was prescribed Nasonex, Amoxicillin, C-Phen DM syrup. The infection has almost cleared, thankfully. Although, after blowing my nose continuously each day, my right ear has become stuffed (as if with cotton). Yawning, swallowing, holding my nose and blowing pressure outward the ear have all yet to work.

I am without health insurance as of now, and am worried that this will not go away or will become a much more serious problem than it already is. I find myself telling others to speak into my left ear.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Rod_Moser_PA_PhD responded:
Longer coures of antibiotics are often required for sinus infections. If you were only prescribed the standand ten days, you need to speak to your medical provider about staying on them for a longer period, or changing to a stronger one (I don't know your dose, or if amoxicillin was appropriate for your particular case).

Right now, you most likely have ETD - eustachian tube dsyfunction, a common problem in people with sinusitis and post-nasal drainage. Stay on the Nasonex, and perhaps, consider adding a decongestant like Sudafed, assuming you can take this type of medication. Most cases of ETD will self-resolved when your infection clears, but it can take weeks to do so. Hang in there....