Bindeng Ears With Pain?
Last night, I caught a cold, and right now this afternoon my left ear felt closed and I felt pain around my ear and headache How to cure it? How long will it heal? Thank you.
Good evening Adhe, thank you for asking on HealthReplies.com.
Reading your complaints, these complaints can be caused by several possible conditions such as acute middle ear inflammation (otitis media), external ear inflammation (otitis externa), the presence of fluid in the middle ear, inflammation of the eardrum or the inflammation of the mastoid bone (mastoiditis).
To cure this condition, basically it must be determined in advance of the various possible conditions above, which is the most appropriate diagnosis of your condition through examination of the ear, nose and throat by your doctor. After it is clearly known which causes your complaint, then the doctor will determine what therapy is needed to eliminate your complaint. Similarly, for how long the healing process, it depends on what is diagnosed with your condition, because there are several conditions mentioned above that take a long time to experience healing.
For the time being, the best advice is to immediately consult a doctor to get treatment for both your ear complaints and for the flu that you are suffering from. You are allowed to try to consume cold medicines that are sold freely on the market, but still see a doctor immediately if there is no improvement or complaints become more severe.
Also make sure you get sufficiently strong rest while you experience complaints (at least 7-8 hours per day), consume nutritious food in sufficient quantities and balance, increase consumption of vegetables and fruit juices, and increase consumption of water during complaints still there. Avoid doing ear cleaning by yourself or putting anything in the ear that is experiencing complaints.
I hope this helps.