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Posted: 1/21/2008 7:33:23 AM EST
So I've had a cold for the last week and a half. It is MUCH better... just a lil sore throat and some coughing.

I woke up in a coughing fit at 3am last night and coughed so hard my right ear popped. It feels like there is fluid in there... like when water gets stuck in your ear when you are swimming. If I rock my had back and forth, I get that same sensation as when water is in there while swimming.

I can still hear okay out of it and it improved a bit after sleeping the rest of the night, but it still feels funny.


What the hell happened? Anything I have to be worried about? Was it just air from my sinuses getting forced in there and will eventually equalize?


- BG
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 7:49:35 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/21/2008 7:51:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/21/2008 7:51:46 AM EST by GOBLIN1]
Dibs on guns,ammo,and gear!!!! My cousin had that...3 days later...
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 7:53:07 AM EST
The cold caused fluid to build up in the middle ear. Inflammation of the eustacian tube (linking the throat and ear) makes it impossible for the fluid to drain and pressure builds up. The coughing fit caused the eardrum to burst and the fluid drained out. No worries, clean the ear with a sterile Q tip. It will heal itself in a few days.

Link Posted: 1/21/2008 7:54:10 AM EST
your bleeding out from the ear..

i see your gun and ammo are aready called..



dibbs on your computer.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 8:00:22 AM EST
I guess I'll be the first to suggest that you go to your family doctor.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 8:05:49 AM EST

Originally Posted By Strider47:
I guess I'll be the first to suggest that you go to your family doctor.


+1 sounds like an ear infection. Some anti-biotics will clean that right up.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 8:11:18 AM EST
Your brain has burst, and is barely being held in by your eardrum. As the pressure mounts, you will go into a frothing, insane fury and will start to hunt and eat people. You will be... a zombie.

Since dibs on the guns is already called, I call dibs on any gold fillings you might have. I'll pick 'em out of what's left of your head after you take the headshot.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 8:12:28 AM EST
Dibs on your gf or wife.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 8:17:09 AM EST
[ARFCOM DR]I am sorry to inform you, but you have caught teh ghey.[/ARFCOM DR]
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 9:31:06 AM EST

Originally Posted By DD977GM2:
Dibs on your gf or wife.


They already got my guns, ammo, and computer... you may as well take my right hand.


- BG
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 9:31:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By DV8:
The cold caused fluid to build up in the middle ear. Inflammation of the eustacian tube (linking the throat and ear) makes it impossible for the fluid to drain and pressure builds up. The coughing fit caused the eardrum to burst and the fluid drained out. No worries, clean the ear with a sterile Q tip. It will heal itself in a few days.




There is no fluid coming out of the ear, tho.


- BG
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 9:34:59 AM EST
Probably just pressure built up in the middle ear, since it can't equalize out through the auditory tube. Might be fluid if it was infected in there. Cleaning the external ear canal won't do anything, since it's inside the ear drum.

You might go to a doctor and get some antibiotics, or it should just clear up on its own given time.
Link Posted: 1/21/2008 9:40:48 AM EST

Originally Posted By Kylaer_:
Probably just pressure built up in the middle ear, since it can't equalize out through the auditory tube. Might be fluid if it was infected in there. Cleaning the external ear canal won't do anything, since it's inside the ear drum.

You might go to a doctor and get some antibiotics, or it should just clear up on its own given time.


I'm going to go with "give it time."

I've had enough doctors for one week.

- BG
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