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a physician said that i have a bulging eardrum in both ears but no pain only ear pressure and ear clicks and rumbles occasionally is it infected?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Bulging eardrums: Bulging eardrums reflect fluid behind the eardrum. can be due to infection-/post infection or allergies, rarely injury. May be a nidus for infection/ hearing issues. Discuss w/ doc methods to decrease the fluid - antihistamines, decongestants and assess whether allergies especially food allergies(milk) may be a cause and if controlling them could limit the fluid. f/u/w/allergist/ ENT
Answered on Jan 31, 2018

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