I've had a sinus infection for a bit now and finally got the antibiotics for it,the only problem is that the day after I started toaking the antibiotics, my ear blocked right up and now its been like that for almost two days now
Is there anything I can do to help this open back up? This is so frustrating!!!
I googled about blocked ears but, most just related to air traveling, which does'nt apply to me in this instance.
Some suggest to squeeze the nostrils and force the air out that way,I'm petrified in doing that!!! I don't need to create any more pain than I can't handle
I've tried heat packs on my ear, I can only lie down with lost of pillows, there must be some other remedy that would be not as painful???
Also, I cannot"instill"anything into my ears like drops or the such because I panick with anything do do with my ears and it would just block it further anywho....
I usually find that the "plug your nose method" isn't painful at all. It seems to work the best for me. Sorry I can't be of more help, I just wanted to reassure you that it's not as bad as you might think.
Have you tried sudafed? My midwife cleared me to take it--well, actually ORDRERED me to take it! She said it was safe and that it would get the fluids moving to avoid infection and other complications. I hate it, because it can interefere with my sleep, but I take it early in the day and find it to be a life-saver.