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Inner Ear Congestion...OW!

Melanie Greene mgreene at origin.ea.com
Sat Aug 3 22:29:22 EST 1996

Hello, I'm new to this group, and felt that it was high time for this question:

When I was a child, I rarely had ear infections. I've moved all over the 
country, and wasn't plagued by allergies, until I moved back to Central Texas.

What usually happens to me when molds counts are high, isn't something that 
I'm ususally successful in treating with otc meds. I sometimes have some 
sinus congestion, but more often, I have only horrible inner ear congestion 
that quite often develops into an inner ear infection. I've had labyrinthitis 
several times in the last 6 years, and it seems that even drugs like Seldane, 
Seldane-D, Claritin, and Claritin-D don't do a whole lot for me. Of the above 
listed meds, Claritin-D is the only one that still manages to give me some 

I realize that Central Texas isn't exactly a great place for people who suffer 
from allergies. However, moving from here isn't a choice for me. Can anyone 
suggest something I CAN do about this?


p.s. This year hasn't been nearly as bad as previous years. I guess I just got 

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