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Posted by: Susie Smith | 2011/10/07

Q.

face swollen/ ear plugged

My ear has been plugged for over a week now. There is little to no pain associated with it. The left side of my neck and face seem to be swollen. I do have TMJ and there is some shooting pain coming from my jaw. I feel very tired, dizzy, loss of taste and appetite all the time. No fever so far. Does this sound like an infection? I have been using prescription ear drops but no change. Do you have any idea what this is or when I will hear again? I will not be able to see a doctor for another 9-12 days.

Expert's Reply

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Hearing Expert

Hi Susie!

It seems imperative that you arrange to follow up with your attending practitioner {if you are currently consulting a practitioner}, or arrange to visit a General Practitioner, Physician or Ear Nose and Throat {ENT} specialist without delay. The symptoms that you described may be adequately addressed and advised upon consultation. It is emphasized that you consider the above as soon as possible and act without delay.

Kind regards....

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Posted by: Susie Smith | 2011/10/09

Thanks for the reply, I have an appointment with just a general doctor at school. I don''t have health insurance. I''m just what you call a starving student but an older one at that. I have one more question. Since I last posted this my ear still seems plugged by not so swollen. It''s not the type of plugged you get from an ear infection as I have had many of them. It''s more like when you fly but only in one ear. The problem is that vibrations from sound hurt and make me a little sick. Like when another person or myself talk in a room. The vibrations make me feel like im seasick and I want people to stop talking or lower their voices. My question is what causes this and can only a doctor help me?

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Posted by: Hearing Care | 2011/10/07

Hi Susie!

It seems imperative that you arrange to follow up with your attending practitioner {if you are currently consulting a practitioner}, or arrange to visit a General Practitioner, Physician or Ear Nose and Throat {ENT} specialist without delay. The symptoms that you described may be adequately addressed and advised upon consultation. It is emphasized that you consider the above as soon as possible and act without delay.

Kind regards....

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