U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 34-year-old member asked:

how can patulous eustachian tube be made temporarily worse by a cold/flu?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Not expected : A patulous eustachian tube means the eustachian tube is open inappropriately. In other words, the valve does not maintain any pressure in the middle ear. Usually, inflammation from a cold or allergies would cause congestion of the eustachian tube and actually improve valve closure and reduce the symptoms of a patulous eustachian tube.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Related questions

A 36-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
A 25-year-old female asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 32-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 47-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 38-year-old member asked:
2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Oct 27, 2017

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.