Treat Watery And Clogged Ears?
Hello, I want to ask a question, I’ve been to Dr. ENT, he said I have allergies in my ears (watery symptoms every time I have a cold, cough), but now I don’t have a cold and cough but my ears feel stuffy and runny (not as bad as when I have the flu) , well… now I want to check again but there is no dr.ENT in my area, what medicine can I take?
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Between the ear, nose, and throat are connected by a channel called the Eustachian tube. This channel actually functions to maintain a balance of pressure between the outer and inner ear. However, this channel can also cause inflammation that occurs in one area of the ear, nose, and throat spread to each other. This is what can cause your ears to feel uncomfortable, namely watery and stuffy, when you have a cold and cough (including allergies).
Ears that are runny and clogged as you are experiencing right now, in addition to being caused by allergies, can also arise due to otitis externa (inflammation of the outer ear), otitis media (inflammation of the middle ear), cerumen impacta (hardening of the earwax), and so on. Each of these conditions actually needs to be distinguished through a direct doctor's examination, namely by using a special tool called an otoscope. Therefore, if there is no ENT specialist in your domicile area, you should first check with a general practitioner. General practitioners also have competence in detecting and treating inflammation in the ear.
At this time, avoid taking any medication unless it is recommended by a doctor. You should also not pick at the ear too much. If indeed you have allergies, try to avoid the trigger factors of the allergy so that the complaints don't get worse. Keep your ears dry, including never diving too deep and always drying your ears after every shower.
I hope this helps.
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah