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January 9, 2012 10:43 AM Subscribe
YANMD: Post-sinus infection ear stuffiness. Infuriating!
posted by functionequalsform to health & fitness (5 answers total)
YANAD, YANMD. I know.
So I got a cold/flu on Christmas Day.
The flu symptoms abated relatively quickly, but turned into a really mean sinus infection. I did all of the things you should do at home/over the counter to relieve this, in vain.
On the evening of the 27th, I woke up from nap #8,000 to a really severe earache. I couldn't hear out of it either.
So off to the doctor I went. They prescribed a Z Pack for the infection and some lidocaine drops for the earache.
Now I'm feeling much better, but the ear is the last symptom standing. It doesn't hurt, so I don't need to use the lidocaine, but it makes this really frustrating and distracting WOMPY WOMPY WOMPY noise.
It womps with each step I take. When I'm sitting quietly at my desk, it womps with my pulse. Occasionally, a loud noise (like a door slamming) will make it momentarily stop. Sometimes it will stop womping when I work my jaw in the right way, or snap my head in its direction.
Essentially, it just kind of sounds like there's water in it.
Would buying some "swimmers ear" solution or hydrogen peroxide help it? Hurt it worse, god forbid?
Please help me stop the womping.