On Monday I began to feel sick - sinuses clogged, overly tired, very sore throat - after getting back from a 14 hour flight. Pretty sure I have a cold, I got ready to suffer through. Thursday, however, upon waking up my left ear was ‘popped’, my hearing distorted, and feels full of cotton - or, I’m assuming, fluid. I tried all methods to get it to un-pop, including heat and holding my nose closed and blowing, but nothing helped. Yesterday morning that ear was fine, but the other one had the same problem. Today it is my right ear again.
I have been coughing severely with a lot of phlegm since Wednesday and none of my other symptoms have really improved. Should I be concerned and any tips about the ears?