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can a ear infection cause my face to start flushing?

After getting over a coldish sinus thing my face started flushing. It happens while im just sitting at my desk not doing much. It happens everyday and can last a few minutes or sometimes for like a hour. This has been going on for about 2 weeks now and now im back to having some sort of sinus thing. I dont have any nasal congestion but i has sinus pressure, post nasal drip,  and now my chest feels tight like its also congested. 


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An ear infection is usually limited to the ear. You may have a runny nose & nasal congestion with it, but it should go away within 10 days. If it is viral, antibiotics are not needed; if it is bacterial, antibiotics will help.


Since you have additional symptoms and it has been going on for 2 weeks, it is important you see a doctor. Flushing and chest tightness is not a part of an ear infection so see your doctor so she  can examine you to find out why this is happening.

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