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A 41-year-old member asked:

is hearing loss/ringing in the ears typically associated with marfan's syndrome?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No: Stickler syndrome, which has some features similar to those in Marfan syndrome, is due to a different mutation. Stickler syndrome can be associated with hearing loss.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
No: Marfans is associated with connective tissue, heart, cns, and eye manifestations but not any hearing problems.

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What can I do for my Marfan syndrome asthma, allergies, etc.?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
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Routine meds: Routine allergy and asthma medications such as claritin, zyrtec, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) singulair, antihistamine eye drops, antihistamine or steroid nasal sprays, steroid oral inhalers, carefully-used bronchodilator inhalers, etc... Should all be ok to use in Marfan syndrome. Bronchodilator inhalers, if overused, will cause a rapid heart rate, which is not desired in Marfan syndrome patients.
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When I bend over, I have pain in my ear. Is that normal?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
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Ear pain when bends: It is not normal to have ear pain when you bend over. There may middle ear or eustachian tube dysfunction. Please visit your primary provider or otolaryngologist for evaluation.
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If meniere's is now affecting my second ear, why shouldn't the doctors section the vestibular nerve in this ear as they did with the first one?

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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Not necessarily: Vestibular nerve section is reserved for meniere's patients who have severe attacks of vertigo that persist despite maximal medical therapy and who still have good hearing levels in the affected ear. Usually the patient has also tried and failed intratympanic steroid injections to try to improve the episodes of vertigo.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you fly with ear infection?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Yes but wouldn't: You can fly with an ear infection but there is a significant chance that you will have severe ear pain or rupture of the ear drum on descent.
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A member asked:

I have swimmer's ear and I have water in my ears and used a q-tip and yellow ear wax came out. Is that what's holding the water in?

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Dr. David Nelson
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Probably: The wax will cause water to be retained in your ear canal and lead to the swimmer's ear infection. Unfortunately, removing the waxdoesn't get rid of the infection. You will need to see your doctor and get it checked out.

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