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    Ear Pressure / Lump in Throat
    An_248801 posted:
    I thought I was over an allergy/cold that lasted a couple of weeks. Some OTC meds for that combination and sleep seemed to bring me back to normal. However in the past week, I noticed my ears were crackling. I went in and had some wax removed from my left year. They didn't get all of it so I need to take the drops for a week and go back in. However this morning I felt actual ear pain/pressure as I gained entry to my office on the 23rd floor of a skyscraper and am now noticing a lump deep in my throat. Am I just going through a new phase of a cold?
    Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
    No, I don't think this is necessarily a new phase of your cold, but it could be related. Your ear pressure may be due to ETD - eustachian tube dysfunction that can happen with a cold or allergy. The lump in your throat is not something that I can help you with since I have no way of examining you, or getting additional medical history. When you go in to get your ear wax removed, you need to have both of these possibilities evaluated.

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