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how long does fluid in ear last

A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Keep nose open: Fluid in the middle ears is usually from obstruction of the eustachean tube opening. If you have had repeated bouts , it may be worthwhile for you to ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Recheck: It is possible that the ear fluid may have turned into an ear infection. Continue to treat his fever if it makes him uncomfortable. A recheck exam wou ... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience Internal Medicine
OTITIS /URI: Yes you need to be examined. Evaluate for otitis and throat culture for pharyngitis . You may need antibiotics. While you are waiting take Vit C 5gm. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Jelinek
38 years experience Infectious Disease
Wait and see ENT: It has been determined that for many years ear infections have been treated too frequently with antibiotics when most will resolve without antibiotics ... Read More
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Serous otitis media: Sounds like serous otitis media. A non infected collection of fluid behind the eardrum. This is why various antibiotics haven't worked. May want to h ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
9 years experience Family Medicine
OME: You are correct that most cases do not respond to medications but the good news is that most will resolve by themselves in 2-3 months ( sometimes may ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not usually: Fluid in the ear does not generally cause vertigo. I've seen patients complain of imbalance with fluid in the ear. The most common causes of vertigo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
It will treat fluid: (effusion))in the middle ear,but may not be effective for fluid in the outer ear((ear canal)
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Get treated: Must middle ear problems affect both ears. Treastment will resolve both ears. See ENT doc.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
19 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: Depends on the volume of fluid and location.

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