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Ear block for 8 months

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: November 22, 2020 11:43 AM
Anonymous 6 months

I’m 21 years old female. My ear has been blocked since March. From March until now, I went to clinic for few times, they all said my ear looked normal so the reason of ear block might be due to the e-tube block. After eaten their medicine, the ear block problem become better but still not completely settled. I am planning to go to see specialist but I afraid that my problem will be serious because my ear has been blocked for 8 months already. What are the possible treatment of this problem? Need to undergo surgery or only need to eat medicine? How much is the risk of failure of the surgery?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 6 months
General Practitioner

Hi, thank you for the questions.

We understand your concern regarding your blocked ears. There are few causes why you can experience blocked ears. However, we need more information regarding what causing your ears to be blocked.

You can easily get ear, nose & throat problems, but don’t let it get to you.

Some of the reasons why you can have blocked ears are:

  • Impacted earwax
  • Earwax inside the Eustachian tube
  • Infection of the ear, otitis media
  • Sinusitis
  • Allergies

Unfortunately we can’t answer your problem because we are lacking of information about why you have such condition. The treatment is depending on what is/are the causes your ear to be blocked. You need to consult with a doctor, preferably a specialist to discuss regarding your problem and the best solution for your blocked ear.

Discuss your symptoms with an ear, nose and throat(ENT) specialist for their expert advice

Thank you for reaching out to us. If you have any more questions regarding your condition, you can reach our doctors on (DoctorOnCall) and have a private consultation online.

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Last Updated: Sun Nov 22 2020 11:43:22 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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