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    Pain in the ear...no infection...
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    hippie3621 posted:
    I have been having a lot of pain in both ears, it gets much worse in whatever ear I am laying on. Sometimes it wakes me up in the middle of the night. I am 5 months pregnant and notice this seems to be much worse and more often when I am pregnant. It can be very painful and nothing seems to alleviate the pain except sleeping on my back, which I can't do while pregnant.
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    Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
    The pain is likely due to middle ear pressure. Because of your pregnancy, the use of medications normally used for this condition is contraindicated. Your raging hormones may also be causing problems with your Eustachian tubes, and there is not much that can be done about those hormones.

    You will need to talk to your doctors about things you can do while pregnant, but I suspect there will be few options. Saline nasal sprays, cool mist humidifers, etc. can be used, but medications may be out.


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