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A 35-year-old member asked:

is nasonex (mometasone) effective for unblocking ears?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
Ear-nose connection : Nasonex, (mometasone) one of multiple prescription topical nasal steroid medications, is an anti-inflammatory and as such often decreases edema or swelling of the nasal mucosa (lining). This can help open the nasal end of the eustachian tube allowing better air movement between the middle ear and nasal cavity. This can cause the ear to feel less "blocked".

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A 41-year-old female asked:

Using nasonex (mometasone) for etd, is it normal for ears to sound like bubbling, keep popping and feel more blocked?

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Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Etd can lead to an accumulation of fluid behind the eardrums, called serous otitis media. As some air gets through the blocked eustachian tubes, your ears may sound like they are popping, bubbling etc. If the medicine is not working, your middle ear will fill up with more fluid and your ears will sound more blocked. Sometimes this fluid needs to be drained in a quick procedure at the office.

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