A member asked:

Fluid in left ear, but no infection. recovering from flu that has lasted 7 days. ear has been plugged for 4 days. tried every home remedy but netipot.

A doctor has provided 1 answer

See ENT doctor: You have otitis media with effusion (ome). Often it resolves over time. Antimicrobials can help in ome but the benefit is not long term and are they are not usually recommended. Corticosteroids can help, but they also provide short term benefit. Antihistamines might help, if the cause is an allergic reaction, but not if is from infection, surgical options are available if perstant.

Answered 3/22/2020



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