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Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

Eustachian tube dysfunction refers to the chronic blockage of the Eustachian tube that connects the middle ear to the upper throat. It leads to symptoms like hearing problems, ear pain, and ringing or popping sounds in the ear. The most common causes of Eustachian tube dysfunction are common cold and flu. Antihistamines such as Cetrizine or Diphenyhydramine help relieve symptoms.

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My left ear feels blocked and muffled following a COVID-19 infection. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My left ear feels blocked. I recently had a COVID-19 infection and in about three days, my ear began to feel muffled. There is nothing in my ear but when I look up it unblocks but if I look forward or bend down it gets blocked again. I experienced a similar issue about seven months ba...  Read Full »

Dr. Murari. M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am here to extend a helping hand to you. This seems to be a eustachian tube dysfunction wherein the ventilation to the ear is interrupted due to the blockage of a small tube that connects the ear to the back of the nose known as the eustachian tube. The reasons c...  Read Full »

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