A male asked:
will putting face over hot water in a pot eliviate fluid in eustachian tube and help it drain faster?
3 doctor answers
Dr. John Munshower answered
30 years experience Family Medicine
Steam therapy: Hot mist humidifiers,like that act you are trying to recreate with the hot water and towel over you head and pot, etc. may help or going into the Bathroom where the shower is on hot and you breath in the hot steam vapors, etc. Rx Nasal sprays will work much better if you can see the Dr. for an exam to assure that is what you need. Best wishes.
Answered on Nov 22, 2014
Dr. Robert Keimowitz answered
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Eustachian tube obst: I presume you know your Eustachian tube is obstructed. Do you know if you have allergies? Steam won't hurt, but it's unlikely to help a great deal also. If you are allergic, or arfen't sure, I'd suggest you try some antihistamine pills. A good and cheap choice is chlortrimeton, but it makes many people sleepy. If that is a problem you could try the more expensive meds like fenofexadine (Alleg
Answered on Dec 3, 2014
Dr. Katharine Cox answered
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Unlikely: You might be at risk of burning your face. A gentle saline solution placed in both nares may help. Also any Valsalva maneuver may help, such as blowing out your cheeks with mouth closed and swallowing or blowing into a blocked straw. Warm compresses along your lower jaw also may be helpful. All the best and if this isn't working follow up with your MD.
Answered on May 23, 2016
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