Ear still blocked 2 days after flying and tinnitus worse

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I got back from holiday on Sunday night and my left ear still hasn't unblocked since landing in the UK. It has also made the tinnitus in my left ear a lot louder (usually I only notice the tinnitus in a quiet room!).

I am so worried that this is irreversible. Do I need to see my GP? Is there anything they can do? Reassurance please!!

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    If your ear still blocked thats probably why your tinnitus is louder. When my ears block it gets much louder can take a couple of weeks to clear.

    Try holding water in your mouth and pinching your nose and closing your mouth. Blow gently and when your nose fills with air swollow. This helps clear my ears.

    Your gp might be able to give you a spray to help open the e tubes which might help.

    Hope it improves soon.


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    I am having same issue Penney with the complication of having Tinnitus start about 10 days before flying after a bad flu.  I got over the flu and noticed Tinnitus and was worried about flying for my cruise vacation so clinic prescribed a nasal spray and told me to take decongestants.  It has been 2 weeks since I flew home and still have the Tinnitus.   Some days it is louder than others.  Been back to the clinic twice and been told to continue with the spray and decongestants for another couple of weeks.   There is flying behind both ears and I just can’t seem to clear it.  I have had noughts where I think it’s gone but it’s still there and some days it is so loud it’s distracting- especially at work and at night trying to sleep.  

    Good luck with yours - sounds like it is due to flying and once your ears clear so will the tinnitus.  Hoping mine goes to once fluid drains.

    I have found using a Netipot has helped a bit - also drinking tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar (with the mother) in a glass of water twice a day helps a bit.  

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