The Ears Feel Blocked, Buzzing And Hearing Feels Reduced?
I want to tell you the previous story, I’ve had a cold and coughed a little for 3 weeks, and one day my left ear started to sniff like snot, and I just ignored it, which usually likes to get back to normal again, but in fact it continues to this day, and today compounded by the buzzing noise that makes me very stressed. Myalesma is a bit less but, why don’t my ears go to normal, is it a suitable self-medication at home? Please help
Hello. Thank you for the question submitted to HealthReplies.com. We can understand the concern you feel.
There are several possibilities that can cause symptoms of blocked ears, including:
Acute otitis media, an inflammation of the middle ear, symptoms: ear pain, ear feels full, decreased hearing function, fever, there can be a discharge from the ear and fever; often associated with infections of the upper respiratory tract that block the Eustachian tube (the channel that connects the middle ear and nasopharynx) so that it can be accompanied by complaints of cough, runny nose, or nasal congestion
Acute otitis externa, an inflammation of the external ear, symptoms: severe ear pain, especially when the earlobe is pulled / touched, swollen or reddish in the leaf or ear canal, fever, there can be a discharge from the ear; can be related to a history of swimming or the introduction of fluids / foreign matter
Foreign body in the ear canal
Serumen prop, which is the condition of the production of glands in the ear which hardens and ear plugs
A history of upper respiratory tract infection which then causes the ear to feel blocked, hearing function decreases, so that the ear buzzing increases suspicion toward acute otitis media. However, to confirm this and rule out other possibilities that can also cause symptoms, this requires direct evaluation by a doctor. Therefore, we advise you to consult directly with your doctor or ENT specialist. The doctor will perform anamnesis and physical examination of the external ear, then use an ear examination tool (otoscope) to examine the deeper parts of the ear.
Handling that can be given to overcome blockages in the upper airways and ears is the use of decongestant drugs. Some of these drugs are classified as limited free drugs, while others are classified as hard drugs. You can get decongestants classified as free drugs at the pharmacy and use them according to the rules of use listed on the drug packaging. If within 3 days there has been no improvement, you need to see a doctor. In addition, you are also advised to take the following steps:
Wash the nose with salt water
Wash hands with soap and running water before eating and drinking
Eat balanced nutritious food regularly
If you have a history of allergies, avoid exposure to allergenic ingredients
Avoid the habit of digging ear canal which has the potential to cause trauma and infection
To enrich insight, you can read articles about ear plugs. Thus information from us. Hopefully always healthy. May be useful.