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Lydsabug 6 Feb 21 03:07 PM

Blocked Ears
 
DH has had 2 weeks if blocked ears, suction to remove wax and decongestants tried...no luck. He has tried antibiotics (Doxycyclline), Mometosone nasal spray and in desperation, hopi ear candles and still they are blocked.

He is getting so 'down' at the minute as the pressure is horrible but the GP has said they will clear in 3 - 4 weeks... not what he wanted to hear.

Any advise would be so greatly appreciated, he takes burden sometimes and has stopped all nasal sprays as he feels its better without, Hopi candles blocked his ear even worse (he has no wax in there at all).

Please help... not sure what to do now :cry:

mariechez 6 Feb 21 03:20 PM

What has the doctor said? I have trouble constantly with mine and have to have them micro suctioned. l recently had what i thought was a bad infection with AB prescribed but it turned out to be a bacterial infection (swabs taken) and an anti fungal prescribed.

Keep all water out of ears. I have specially made ear plugs from the hospital and still have to wear ear caps (mini shower caps) and seal my ears with duct tape so I don't get a drop in them(pretty much impossible though) as it starts all over again.

I have to stay away from wax removal (especially the candles).

anna68 6 Feb 21 03:24 PM

Sudafed, possibly an otovent, steaming with tea tree and euchastian tube massage.chewing gum lots.

Cinderellas 6 Feb 21 04:05 PM

I too have a blocked ear and constant high pitched ringing. Saw a nurse practitioner last week who gave me an ear spray which has done nothing! The ringing is constant and is getting me down. Another trip to doctors next week. I feel for your DH

stockport1965 6 Feb 21 04:07 PM

Not much help I am afraid, but I had this just before Christmas, I became so down. When you say suction, is that the micro suctioning? That is what helped with me

Bootrip2 6 Feb 21 04:13 PM

Microsuction has been good for me too, luckily i just got over a few weeks of being unable to hear, it cleared on its own this time.

In the past ive had tinnitis for months and it really does get you down, i was so tearful all the ime and felt so isolated, even at home. It is a lonely time 🙁- hope your DH gets some help soon. X

storm 6 Feb 21 05:20 PM

Steam for 15 mins & chew gum.Buy a facial steamer use several times a day.

wanye 6 Feb 21 05:21 PM

olive oil helps loosen the wax. i had to do it daily for a week before i got fitted for my custom earplugs (they clean your ears out before they fit you, so if you're blocked up and having been oiling them, you end up being sent away and have to go back after youve done it!)

Johnnyp 6 Feb 21 06:44 PM

I got one of these and it done the trick at clearing the blockage and restoring my hearing,

Fill it with warm water and squirt down the ear canal with a tilted head and hopefully you should see some junk come out


Cinderellas 6 Feb 21 08:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bootrip2 (Post 14825960)
Microsuction has been good for me too, luckily i just got over a few weeks of being unable to hear, it cleared on its own this time.

In the past ive had tinnitis for months and it really does get you down, i was so tearful all the ime and felt so isolated, even at home. It is a lonely time 🙁- hope your DH gets some help soon. X

Did your tinnitus just go away eventually on its own?


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