My left ear seems to be plugged again. It's been happening on and off and I've just ignored it, but now it's been about a month and it's still the same. It's not painful, it's not red/swollen or anything and there are no signs of infection (discharge, etc.) so I'm guessing just ear wax build up or something? The last time I had a doctor visit they said my ear was fine; a little ear wax but nothing serious. I HATE going under water; for some reason, my ears, specifically my left ear, seems to be sensitive to water. When I go under water, like when I go swimming, my left ear will get plugged and won't unplug for a while. It's always been like that. So I try not to get water in it as much as possible, but I still keep it clean when I take a shower and everything. Anyway, when I pull my ear slightly down, it unplugs. Then when I let go, it plugs back up. It's like there's something blocking it and when I pull it, it opens the blockage, but when I let go it blocks it again. There's nothing stuck in my ear like an object, if you're wondering. I would know if there was. But it feels like when you cup your hand completely over one of your ears, and then when you take it off is like when I touch my ear or put any pressure near it (like if I just slightly press the top of my ear, it will become clear again. Then I let go and it gets plugged again). My doctor says that my ear should be fine in water. And what's weird is that my left ear, unlike my right ear, has a small dent in it on the top and it's been like that since I was born. Any thoughts????? It's so annoying!!!! I pull slightly on my ear and it pops, but when I let go, it gets plugged again. Then sometimes, like when I first wake up it won't be plugged. It's like the blockage shifts when I'm lying down but when I stand up and start walking around, it gets plugged again. Oh and I've tried plugging my nose and blowing to unplug them, when I take a shower and my left ear gets a little wet it doesn't change anything, etc. Anyone else ever have similar ear issues??? Thanks!