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Does catarrh have any complications?

The buildup of mucous of catarrh can prevent the ear from releasing pressure. This is called ear barotrauma. Symptoms of this include pain in the ear- especially when underwater or at high altitude, nose bleeds, or headaches. A person might slightly lose some hearing or more severely lose hearing in extreme cases under high pressure.

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