The words I've been muttering for the past week. I've got a plugged right ear. This situation is new to me. Started with a sore throat, evolved to an ear infection which lead to a plugged right ear. I saw the Dr. last Wednesday. He gave me anti-bios and nose spray. Finished the course yesterday. I barely have any cold symptoms left, a few drips here, my ear is completely pain free yet it remains plugged.
It's really annoying. I'm never sure if I'm yelling or whispering. I just feel a little off. More so than my usual offness. Did a little Google searching about plugged ears (I know, I know - getting medical information from the computer can be a dangerous sport) and was shocked to read about people who have had plugged ears for months on end. What?!? Found a few home remedies to try. Which I did. My ear is still plugged. Here's what I've tried:
1) Chewing gum
2) Plugging my nose and blowing out
4) Rinsing my sinuses
6) Yawning really big
7) Ignoring it
I'm giving my ear until next Wednesday and then I'll go back to the Dr. I just have a feeling, though, it's one of those things they can't do anything about. Maybe I should find a mime who could pull the invisible wad of cotton out of my ear. Yeah. That's what I'll do.