Im now recovering from a very nasty cold (along with DS ) that involved fever, lots of coughing, weezing and chest congestion. Im still coughing quite a bit but it has gotten much better. At the end of last week, I woke up to put DD on the bus and the cold seemed to have migrated to my head. My nose was ( and still is! ) stuffy and my ear started collecting fluid.
Ive always had lots of trouble with my left ear retaining fluid after an ear injury back in high school. It gets so bad at times that ive even considered having a tube placed in that ear just to give me some relief...now is one of those times. I already couldnt hear much out of that ear thanks to that injury, but now that its super full of fluid im about 95% deaf. I can hardly hear anything and the 'loud', full, hear-your-own-heartbeat feeling is driving me crazy! Thankfully, there is no pain as of yet, but of course that could change if that fluid stays in there for much longer.
Ive tried my best to keep my nose 'unstuffed' so that the ear can drain, but even in those breif unstuffy times, it doesnt feel like its even attempting to drain.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to naturally get those fluids to start draining? If so please share with me. Your advice will be greatly appreciated.