Hearing management

Posted by: Mom_of_3 | 2008/01/30


Blocked Ear

For the past three weeks I have this blocked feeling in my left ear. It usually becomes blocked when I lay down and after waking up,it stays blocked for about an hour or so.

The feeling clears when I play around my ear with my finger or by some motion with my jaw.

I did travel by air a month before it occurred and again a week after it all started but this didnt have any effect on the ear.

For the past thrre days my throat on the left side( same as problem ear) has been hurting real bad. Last night I inserted warm oil in the ear but it just made the blockage worse. What could be wrong? Thank You

Expert's Reply


Hearing Expert

Dear Mom of 3

It is important that you see your GP and if necessary an ENT specialist. It is possible that it could be something as simple as wax or a slight fluid build. There are however other possibilities, so please follow-up with me after you have been to the doctor or let me know how you are feeling if you have already been

looking forward to your reply

kind regards
Izabelle Pieterse

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