Dear Dr. Nagler, I have also posted this on the support group on the forum, but would like to ask your view on this case as an expert. What would you suggest when while having a cold/flu, your ears are getting clogged by the day, you are not able to pop your ears anymore, and ears are starting to hurt (sharp pain)? Tinnitus has increased and due the clogged ears you hear muffled (probably very thick mucus in middle ear, feels so, but not sure). Probably ETD plays a role. GP thinks of middle ear fluid as a cause of the cold/flu and no otitis media. Are there any of you that experienced such a case and what did you do? Treatment? There are so many options, and also the option to do nothing. Are there people that started Augmentin, or predisone to unclogg ears? What do you think Dr. Nagler? Thanks in advance for your view.