Clogged Ears: Normal during Pregnancy?

I am five months pregnant and my left ear started feeling clogged up. I use ear drops to treat it. Is this a common pregnancy complaint?

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This is not a common complaint during pregnancy, but pregnancy can exaggerate congestion. I would have your care provider take a look in your ears to see what the problem might be.

I'm not sure what type of ear drops you are using, but Debrox works well to clear the passages. Sudafed, a decongestant, can also be safely used after the first trimester of pregnancy.

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