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eustachian tube draining

A male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Steam therapy: Hot mist humidifiers,like that act you are trying to recreate with the hot water and towel over you head and pot, etc. may help or going into the Bath ... Read More
Dr. Robert Keimowitz
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Eustachian tube obst: I presume you know your Eustachian tube is obstructed. Do you know if you have allergies? Steam won't hurt, but it's unlikely to help a great deal a ... Read More
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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Unlikely: You might be at risk of burning your face. A gentle saline solution placed in both nares may help. Also any Valsalva maneuver may help, such as blowin ... Read More

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No home remedy: There is no home remedy for this. But ask your doctor about decongestant medications or anti-inflammatory drugs that might promote drainage through th ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
PET: Greetings. Having had a Pressure Equalization Tube inserted into your ear will help restore the proper middle ear pressure. It will be that of the atm ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne Finerman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Medicine Overuse: Afrin should not be used more than once every 12 hours for a maximum of 2 days, or you risk blockading the very receptors that decongest. Ask your doc ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Nordstrom
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tube may be plugged: Sometime pe (pressure equalization) tubes fail. When they do return of symptoms is common. Also, pe tubes can be expected to remain in the ear drum fo ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The tubes are placed to help drain the ears and not produce a build up of fluid behind the tympanic membrane (tm/eardrum). Your tubes appear to be wo ... Read More
A 4-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ciprodex in mouth: Greetings. The ciprodex could get into the mouth after applying to the ear canals if your child has a perforation in her ear/s or if she has PE tubes. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
ENT doc: ENT doc manages this.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hearing loss + more: Eustachian tube dysfunction means your ears cannot properly equalize its pressure. So ear fullness is common. It also impairs the conduction of sound ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Blockage: Blockage of passageway between throat and ear bilateral refers to both sides check with an ENT for confirmation and treatment.

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