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I have just woken up with really bad earache and don’t know

Customer Question

Hello there I have just woken up with really bad earache and don’t know what to do I also have a cold
JA: Are you experiencing any dizziness? Do you have a fever?
Customer: No I don’t think so on both questions
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No that’s it
Submitted: 6 days ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 days ago.

Hi there.
Thank you for your question.
I will be helping you out with your concerns today.

Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 days ago.

Which ear is it?

What are your age and gender?

Are you on any medications for anything at the moment?

Please let me know.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
It’s my right ear and 16 male no medications
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
Would rather just chat on here for now
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 days ago.

Do you have a blocked nose or any flu symptoms?

Can you please close your nose and mouth and try blowing air into your ears and see if you can push air into your right ear and let me know.

Customer: replied 6 days ago.
I have a blocked nose
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
And a sore throat
Customer: replied 6 days ago.
And I couldn’t do the blowing air thing
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 6 days ago.

Blocked nose is the most common cause of blocked ear that you are having and also the ear pain that you are experiencing.

There is a tube that connects the back of the nose to the ear which is called eustachian tube.

I would recommend that you should try taking over-the-counter decongestants to help open up your ear.

A decongestant nasal spray may also help in your case.

Xylometazoline nasal spray (this is the generic name) three times a day for 5 days

Telfast decongestant tablet -- 1 tablet twice a day for 3 days

Voltaren rapid 25 mg one tablet three times a day after meals

These are all over-the-counter and should help with your pain and your nose.

Let me know if you have more questions.
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