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Your ear canal block could be due to fungus and wax. Please use clotrimazole lotion to instill several times a day and before that, try to dissolve wax by instilling methylated spirit and/or keroscene oil, one ml using disposable syringe without needle, one ml. Keep the blocked ear upside and after 5 minutes drain out sucking with emptied syringe. After cleansing physical block, put 2-3 drops of clotrimazole lotion 3-4 times few days and see.
If block is due to secretion in middle ear behind drum, then use nasal decongestant drops every 5-6 hours on that side of nose.
Yes you can use sofradex for 3-4 days and see. Clotrimazole will not clog ear again. Oral cetirizin will also prevent itching.
As I wrote, if ear block is due to secretion in middle ear behind drum, then use nasal decongestant drops every 5-6 hours on that side of nose.
You may dilute the drops 1:1 and see. Oral antibiotic is also an option. Decongestant drop on that side of nose will enlarge opening of eustachian tube inside throat. Vicks is OK.