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    Default Tips for unblocking an ear

    DH works with people all day and needs his hearing for work, yet he has a blocked ear caused from a sinus infection, not wax. Neither of us has had one before so we're not sure what to do.

    Any tips to get it to unblock?

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    An antihistamine or a sudafed type tablet with psudoepherdrine should help dry up any fluid.

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    Thank you. I'll get him some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3bubbys View Post
    An antihistamine or a sudafed type tablet with psudoepherdrine should help dry up any fluid.
    Yes, make sure it's the proper stuff, the pharmacy will ask to see your drivers licence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil M View Post
    Yes, make sure it's the proper stuff, the pharmacy will ask to see your drivers licence.
    If you ask for it for your DH they may want his drivers license (by law it has to be under the person who its for by some pharmacies 'bend' the rules). If you ask for it for yourself though you can just give yours.

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    Can you have it unblocked by your GP? I think they can syringe it.

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    I had a blocked ear for a couple of weeks recently following an ear, throat and sinus infection. The dr said the tube between my ear and throat was congested and to hold my nose and gently blow to try to pop my ears, or to blow up balloons which would have the same effect. Unfortunately I couldn't get them to pop but it went cleared up enough so I could hear after about 2.5 weeks and fully gone by 3-3.5 weeks.

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    I've just had an ear infection and my ear was blocked, the GP said to get some Nasenex (?sp) spray to dry up the fluid.

    My ear did open up but I'm not sure if the spray did it.

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    Try some warm olive oil and then a hot shower. That is what st johns recommends

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alicia111 View Post
    Can you have it unblocked by your GP? I think they can syringe it.
    Doctor wanted to see if it cleared by itself first.

    Quote Originally Posted by JR03 View Post
    I had a blocked ear for a couple of weeks recently following an ear, throat and sinus infection. The dr said the tube between my ear and throat was congested and to hold my nose and gently blow to try to pop my ears, or to blow up balloons which would have the same effect. Unfortunately I couldn't get them to pop but it went cleared up enough so I could hear after about 2.5 weeks and fully gone by 3-3.5 weeks.
    He's been trying this, but it keeps blocking again soon after he stops blowing. Hasn't tried the balloons though - will have to find the party bag stash for him.

    Quote Originally Posted by Maxwell's Silver Hammer View Post
    Try some warm olive oil and then a hot shower. That is what st johns recommends
    Has tried the olive oil but not the shower straight afterwards. Will try that.

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