• 21 days ago

    Ear pain after blowing nose

    I have a cold/flu, plus ongoing sinus issues. Last night I used my netti pot to flush my sinuses, and blew my nose once the water had run through, holding one nostril closed while blowing the other. When I blew the left side, I blew really hard trying to dislodge gunk that was refusing to budge and all of a sudden, I felt a pop in my right ear and searing pain deep inside. For a few minutes, it was like I had water in it that was trapped, then that went away, but the pain persists today. Occasionally, it still plugs like there's water in it, but that goes away fairly quickly. I'm afraid I may have damaged my ear and need advise on what I may have done to it.