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ear block

Blockage of the auditory tube to the middle ear. It may result from trauma, infection, or an accumulation of cerumen. See: aerotitis; otitis media
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Table-1: Complications Complications Group D (N = 72 ears) Group P (N =72 ears) Increase ear block 1 ear 1 ear Otitis externa 6 ears 1 ear Otomycosis 2 ears Nil Table-2: Ease of removal Ease of Removal Group D (N Group P (N = 72 ears) = 72 ears) Only suction 45 ears 28 ears Suction + instrumentation 27 ears 44 ears Table-3: Attempts at complete removal Attempts Group D (N = 72 ears) Group P (N =72 ears) One 66 61 Two 6 10 Three Nil 01 Figure-2: Sex distribution of patients in Group P and Group D Group P Group D Female 29 33 Male 43 39 Note: Table made from bar graph.
Before descent, he took a couple Of hits of Afrin, but still he developed a minor ear block on the approach into Whidbey.
In children, it may present as frequent headaches, puffy lids, lack of energy or concentration, ear aches or ear blocks, constant sniffing and cough.