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    Plugged ears
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    dqheiner posted:
    My daughter had a fever an some ear pain yesterday. I figured she had an ear infection and had planned to take her to the doctors today. When she got up this morning she said the pain was gone but her ear was really plugged. Should I still take her in to the doctor or will it resolve on its own?
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    atti_editor responded:
    Hi dqheiner,

    This overview on ear infections contains information that you may find helpful. It says that fluid that builds up in the middle ear but doesn't get infected causes a plugged feeling. The plugged feeling and any hearing loss that accompanies it usually goes away once the fluid drains, which can take weeks. If the pain returns, it may be a good idea to bring her to the doctor for evaluation in case there is an infection present. The above link gives some home treatment suggestions you might try to ease her discomfort.

    Best wishes,
    Atti


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