For the past month or so I have experienced fluctuating hearing difficulties in my left ear. When I talk, especially, my ear will completely clog up and all I hear out of it is my own voice resonating in my head. I went to the doc and she pulled a big glob of earwax out but since then, the problem actually seems worse.

Now, it seems I hear perpetually muffled out of that ear and still, intermittently, it clogs up.

I called the doc to ask about the next course of action but I am 30 weeks pregnant so her normal recommendation of Claritan or Benedryl cannot be prescribed. Is it true that I just have to "live with it" until the baby is born?

And is it possible that, left untreated for 10 weeks or so, could it permenantly damage my hearing?

Thanks so much!!!