Ear pain, plugging sensations, pressure and difficulty clearing your ears can have different causes. If you have allergies or a throat infection that is causing swelling to your throat your eustachian tube can close. This will cause a plugged sensation and difficulty clearing your ears. If your symptoms have lasted more than a week, and if there is pain, then a eustachian tube problem has a different cause. This video shares two stories related to ear pain, headaches and pressure that were not from an infection.