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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Backman
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
You can't: The eustachian tube itself is internal and cannot be cleaned. Things that cause nasal congesiton, such as allergies and colds, can lead to blockage of ... Read More
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Impossible: The ET does not require cleaning. Inaccessible. See ENT doc for ET problems.

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A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes You Can: When you are in the plane you can chew gum.yawn or drink liquids during take off and landing If you suffer from allergies take your allrgy pill like C ... Read More
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Dr. James Weekly
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: I tell my patients with Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) to spray their nose with a topical nasal decongestant spray containing Oxymetazolin (Afrin e ... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Carefully: Yes, but carefully. See ENT counsel first. More information here: http://www.entnet.org/content/ears-and-altitude
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Dr. Tony Ho
Dr. Tony Ho answered
13 years experience Infectious Disease
Antibiotics: If there is a true infection of the tube or the structures affected by it, antibiotics are in order to clear the infection.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Antibiotics.: Antibiotics. See ENT doc to mange this problem.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Dysfunction: See an ENT specialist.He may prescribe a course of steroids but if it doesn't work he may suggest a myringotomy with tubes
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A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Unusual: Eustachian tube dysfunction generally causes ear symptoms such as blocked hearing or ear ache and congestion in the rear of nasal passages is the mech ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Flinchbaugh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Not typically: Eustachian tube dysfunction usually results in a feeling of fullness in the ears.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Eustachian tube issu: Unlikely - mucinex - contains guafenesin - the same ingredient in Robitussin. It is a mucolytic - thins mucus out - and thus would NOT likely c ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Sinus: Eustachian tube issues usually occur in the context of a bad cold, allergies, plane flights or enlarged adenoids. Sinus issues rarely cause them unles ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
ENT doc 4 evaluation: Use decongestant to reduce swelling of tube linine; take antihistamine or use steroid nasal spray to reduce allergic response if allergies are factor; ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Usually benign: Patulous dysfunction of the eustachian tube is relatively benign and does not usually lead to ear complications or otitis media. Treatment should be d ... Read More
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