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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Eustacian tube: Start w/seeing your family doctor. He/she will likely refer you to an ENT specialist in your area. Peace and good health.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Ostreicher
Specializes in Orthodontics
Nope: An expander normally will not cause any dysfunction in the eustacian tube.
Dr. Howard Spector
40 years experience Orthodontics
Palatal Expanders: Eustacian tube dysfunction is not a "usual" problem related to wear of a palatal expander. However, if there is localized swelling at the most poster ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
No: Orthodontic expanded work extremely well in growing children, before the 2 halves of the upper jaw have fused together. Once fusion takes place, expa ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
23 years experience Family Medicine
Plan: This question should be asked your doctor. In generally- no, if you mean under CSf - spinal fluids leak. But may be you have the same reason for both ... Read More
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Leak: They are not usually related
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
CSF leak: I also suffer from eustacian tube dysfunction. Is this linked to intermittent csf leak? ANS: Very unlikely gut possible. If CSF is leaking you may di ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Decongestant: If you do not have hypertension, you can take sudafed to help clear your ear. Otherwise, i would consult with your doctor about other treatment option ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
49 years experience Allergy and Immunology
May help but side ef: An antihistamine or if tolerated combined with a decongestant may be helpful, but there are longer acting less sedating otc formulations. Check with y ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
41 years experience Pediatrics
May need a tube: to drain the middle ear space if Eustachian tube dysfunction is present and ear is constantly infected .
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Backman
30 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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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Allergies?: Usually allergies are the cause of chronic eustachian tube disfunction. Rarely, enlarged adenoids, or a nasopharyngeal mass could be the caue.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: By blowing against a closed nose you force air up the eustachian tube which can open it, may be only temporarily.

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