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Ear plugging in menopause
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An_251578 posted:
I was wondering if plugged ears are another issue during menopause? I have been in menopause for 10 years and sometimes my ears are plugged for no obvious reasons. I went to the ENT and he showed me an article that this can be related to menopause. If so what can be done to relieve this annoying symptom? Thanks
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Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
Dear An_251578,
That's a good question; it's actually not a too common symptom; One of the possible options I would imagine is anti-histamine therapy. One thing women in menopause do need to be aware of is when they are using anti-histamines, they can contribute further to dryness: vaginal dryness, skin dryness. So it's just something to be aware of.
Good luck,
Mary Jane


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