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My eustachian tube in my right ear is still completely blocked after flying with a cold a week ago. I flew from london to hong kong and my ear blocked up but mostly unblocked before my second flight the next day to new zealand. On descent into new zealand, my right ear became completely blocked and still is. My hearing is muffled and I have a feeling of pressure and fullness inside my ear. I am quite congested in general still, blowing my nose a fair amount to relieve it. For about 3 days now there has been a bit of blood coming from the right blocked ear side of my nose when I blow it. I went to a doctor here in new zealand and he suggested I take amoxicillin and use otrivin but neither seem to be helping at all. I have two flights back to hong kong and then london in 3 weeks time which I am terrified of as I don't know whether my ear will be back to normal by then and I am opposed to flying with blocked eustachian tubes as I am already very unhappy with this (hopefully) temporary hearing loss and discomfort, not willing to subject myself to further ear damage. I have taken ibuprofen, cold and flu medication, sudafed, mucinex and antibiotics but nothing seems to help. I have tried multiple valsalva maneuvers (probably over 100 times) but nothing seems to happen in my blocked ear. I am also swallowing all the time to try and open the tube which sometimes makes a clicking noise in the ear and sometimes does nothing. I'm at my wits end and really need this to be better before my flights in 3 weeks and preferably sooner as its ruining my stay in new zealand I can't afford to see the doctor again as its very expensive here and i'm not a resident. Is there anything else I can do?
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