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Why is my left ear blocked without pain and discharge ?


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Dr. Ranjit Peter

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Published At February 9, 2022
Reviewed AtAugust 31, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

My left ear feels full, like it is blocked since Wednesday night. There is no pain and liquid oozing out. I could hear some sound while trying to blow out with my nose and mouth closed but there is no relief. I also started taking fertility medicine like the tablet Progynova and the tablet Sildenafil from Wednesday night. Is it related?

Answered by Dr. Ranjit Peter


Welcome to icliniq.com.

The reasons for the blocked ear could be either regular ear wax, or it may be related to a blocked eustachian tube, that is, the tube connecting the back of your nose to the ear. However, if you do have a running nose or a nose block, the chances are that you have a blocked eustachian tube. If it is ear wax blocking the ear, you may need to visit a nearby ENT (ear, nose, throat) surgeon to get it cleaned. However, if you have nasal congestion or block, using nasal decongestant drops, three drops in each nostril on both sides twice daily for five days may be helpful. However, to answer your query more accurately, I would need more information so that we can make the appropriate recommendations and medications.

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Thanks for your reply. I do not have a running nose or blocked nose. I am able to take deep breaths with both my nostrils. I use Nasoclear once a day when required. I tried to use it today also, hoping it would clear my ear as well but it did not help. I also cleaned my ear using an earbud, some wax came out.

Answered by Dr. Ranjit Peter


Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Yes, the most likely cause for the ear block is impacted ear wax. Kindly avoid using cotton buds as it would push the wax deeper into the ear canal and would worsen the block. You may use wax dissolving ear drops like Otorex (Paradichlorobenzene, Benzocaine, Chlorobutanol and Turpentine oil) or Waxonil (paradichlorobenzene, benzocaine and chlorbutol) 3 drops in the affected ear at night for seven days. If the block is persisting, I would recommend getting it removed by the ENT (ear, nose, throat) surgeon in your area.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Ranjit Peter
Dr. Ranjit Peter

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