Cold or Allergies and Clogged Ear... Help!

Discussion in 'Support' started by Natalie Roberts, Jun 4, 2016.

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    1. Natalie Roberts
      Depressed

      Natalie Roberts Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregnancy or mild hearing loss.. Who knows.
      I have a cold or bad allergies with an itchy throat, sneezing and now my right ear is extremely clogged and I cannot get it to 'pop'. Luckily, so far my tinnitus doesn't seem to be increased because of it but it feel all out of balance and out of it because it's pressurized. Any suggestions? Will Benadryl help?
       
    2. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Hi Natalie,
      You need a strong antihistamine ....
      Like your family photo...lots of love glynis
       
    3. Natalie Roberts
      Depressed

      Natalie Roberts Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregnancy or mild hearing loss.. Who knows.
      Thanks. Is Benadryl safe to take in terms of my tinnitus? I've never had this happen and it's miserable. And I think it is actually starting to worsen my tinnitus which is freaking me out!
       
    4. Jkph75

      Jkph75 Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/27/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      You can take Benadryl. It might actually help.
       
    5. glynis-harbron
      Feminine

      glynis-harbron Member Benefactor Hall of Fame Ambassador Team Awareness Team Research

      Location:
      England, Stoke-on-Trent
      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Yes it's fine to take ... might be worth getting the non drowsy one.....lots of love glynis
       
    6. Natalie Roberts
      Depressed

      Natalie Roberts Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregnancy or mild hearing loss.. Who knows.
      I took Benadryl and nothing is helping.. Maybe sudafed? This is awful!
       
    7. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      Try Sudafed behind the counter and maybe a EarPopper if that doesn't work. Valsalva maneuver is too dangerous. My left ear doesn't crack when swallowing right now, but unsure if it relates to my tinnitus? I've been trying Allegra.

      https://www.tinnitustalk.com/threads/the-earpopper-machine.1061/#post-36217
       
    8. Natalie Roberts
      Depressed

      Natalie Roberts Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregnancy or mild hearing loss.. Who knows.
      Why is the valsalva maneuver dangerous? I have been doing that forever..
       
    9. just1morething
      Benevolent

      just1morething Member Benefactor

      Location:
      U.S.
      Tinnitus Since:
      2008
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      barotrauma from airplane descent, noise exposure? ETD? TMJD?
      My goats intuition senses danger. No, someone I know ruptured their eardrum doing the valvalsa maneuver, so too much pressure can apparently cause that, but may be rare. EarPopper is controlled pressure to prevent that from happening.
       
    10. Nonna
      Barefooter

      Nonna Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/17/16
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Allergies
      Natalie you look like Belinda Carlisle. I do hope your T goes away. I like the way you have your hair, I'm guessing holding the static ear open, that is my plan when my hair grows back out. I hope your ear unplugged.
       
    11. Natalie Roberts
      Depressed

      Natalie Roberts Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregnancy or mild hearing loss.. Who knows.
      Thank you. It did unplug after a few days. And I don't wear my hair like this for my ears, I just like it. :)
       
    12. marqualler
      Nerdy

      marqualler Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Minneapolis, MN
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection / Mild Noise Induced Hearing Loss
      Hi Natalie, beautiful family! Looks like this resolved on its own but I found that using a daily antihistamine (Claritan) has helped me avoid colds that plug up my ears. I have only had a couple colds that have been that bad since I started using it about a year ago. This coming off having almost cold after cold with very few breaks in between.
       
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    13. Natalie Roberts
      Depressed

      Natalie Roberts Member Benefactor

      Location:
      USA
      Tinnitus Since:
      10/2015
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Pregnancy or mild hearing loss.. Who knows.
      Thanks :)
       

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