Muffled ears won't go away days after trip!
February 20, 2013 2:05 PM Subscribe
Any tips on how to get rid of muffled ears?
posted by hellameangirl to health & fitness (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So over the 3 day weekend I went to Mt.Hood, Oregon--fun! But the next morning off the mountain I felt super congested and my ears and throat hurt. I think the cold and altitude caused it, plus I also had been drinking lots of wine which sometimes causes me to get stuffed up. To top it off, I had to fly home yesterday and so my ears got even more clogged.
I took pseudoephedrine pills and Nasonex spray both last night and today, which cleared up my nose, and have been drinking lots of water. I don't feel sick (not fatigued) but my throat stills feels weird (like I need to keep swallowing) and my ears still feel muffled. Its not too painful but its annoying, and I feel like its gradually giving me a headache.
In the past I've been told NOT to do the hold nose and blow trick, so I haven't done that and don't think I should.
Any other tricks?