I am currently recovering from a really bad cold (had a 102 fever, and was essentially bed ridden for the first two days). I blew my nose quite a lot during that time. Yesterday, my ears started ringing and today it has gotten worse (louder). It's a high pitched ringing/buzzing noise. That plus my ears feel 'stuffy' makes it difficult to hear in general (although I can hear out of both). I am currently taking pseudoephedrine for nasal congestion, advil for the sore throat (although that is almost gone), and mucinex dm for the coughing.
My cold is now pretty much just congested head and upper lungs.
I am worried about my ears however. How long should I wait until I contact a doctor or ENT? It has been going on for two days now. I just don't want to take any chances if something should/can be done. The symptoms itself is currently bearable (although it is impactful on hearing other people, etc).
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