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My ears feel blocked from a cold that I recently had. What should I do?

My ears feel blocked, probably because of the recent cough and cold that I had. What should I do?

2 Answers

Air needs to enter your middle ear to proper functioning. Air enters thr a tube that opens in the back of the nose so if you have a cold there is swealling of that area that results in obstrucion of the tube and no air in the middle ear. This may result in the ear filling with liquid that may become infected. You need medical treatment for this condition. See your ENT doctor
Try popping ears with Valsalva maneuver. If it does not clear up in one week, see an ENT.