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ear feels like it has fluid in it

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
It could.: Fluid may build up behind the typanic membrane (ear drum) with a middle ear infection or with congestion. An external ear infection can present with f ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
37 years experience Emergency Medicine
If not: impacted by cerumen then try OTC antihistamines (loratidine, cetirizine, fexofenadine) and pseudoephedrine.. If unsuccessful in relieving within a fe ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Here are 2 options.: Try taking an oral decongestant. A product like afrin nasal spray can be very helpful (but can only be used short- term).
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Highly variable.: It is likely to need surgical intervention. evaluation by an experienced dental surgeon with x rays would be needed. For pain in the short run, a mout ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Diazyde: If you think you have meniere's disease, see your doctor as there is an inexpensive treatment. See this site for more information. http://www.ncbi.nl ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Fluid in ear: Have some one look in it.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: It probably means you have fluid in the middle ear. If it persists, see your doctor.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear: Eustachian tube dysfunction, serous otitis media, barotrauma
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Perforation: When slapped with a cupped hand, tympanic membrane perforation is common. See an ENT doctor.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
ENT doc: Tubes perhaps. Recurrent otitis media should be assessed by an ENT doc. Sounds like the fluid is affecting your balance.

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