Sudafed for Clogged Ear? What Is the Best Decongestant?

Discussion in 'Support' started by stacey, Oct 18, 2018.

    1. stacey
      Bookworm

      stacey Member

      Location:
      New York, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/15/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      What is the best decongestant to take for clogged ears?

      I have a really bad cold/sinus that has me so congested that my ear is so full and painful feels like I'm under water.

      Is Sudafed good for unclogging the ear?
       
    2. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Sudafed
      Steam inhalation
      Nasal spray
       
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      stacey
      Bookworm

      stacey Member

      Location:
      New York, NY
      Tinnitus Since:
      07/15/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Unknown
      I have a really bad cold and my ear has been super clogged because I have nasal congestion.

      I asked the pharmacist what was best to take for this and he said Sudafed.

      I asked him what were the side effects. He said it would keep me from sleeping because it will "excite me", as it will alert me.

      So I know it is a high chance this will spike the hell out of my tinnitus, are there any other ways to unclog the ear?
       
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    4. glynis
      Feminine

      glynis Member Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame

      Tinnitus Since:
      2004
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Meniere's Disease
      Nasal spray, antihistamine to reduce mucus, steam inhalation.

      love glynis
       
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    5. Julien87
      Not amused

      Julien87 Member Benefactor

      Location:
      France
      Tinnitus Since:
      2006
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Noise exposure (concert)
      Inhaling thyme can help, i dont know if you can find this in your area. Take care
       
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    6. TinaRuns

      TinaRuns Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Sept 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ear infection / perforation
      Hello! I'm dealing with the same issue (clogged ears). I've tried the streamer once and didn't notice much. Strangely, I tried saline spray which was magical the first time, and lowered my tinnitus volume a LOT almost instantly. Unfortunately, I tried using that again, twice, and within an hour had huge spikes in tinnitus. Very strange but now I'm afraid of the saline (I am not sure whether it helped clogging but did help post nasal drip).

      Anyway, my question is whether using the stream causes greater benefits over time. Or would the improvement pretty much happen, or not, with the first use?
       
    7. Sandra Menzie

      Sandra Menzie Member

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      06/2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Hearing loss left ear. 60%
      I used saline the other day. It made my tinnitus twice as bad. I have a sinus infection. I don't know what to use at this point. Maybe Prednisone.
       
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