A member asked:

I have glue ear from a cold with post nasal drip/ blocked nose.- water is behind my left ear and it has retraces in. anything i can do to fix the ear? given steroid nasal spray but not helping. is this just a wait it out thing?

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Dr. Sanford Archer answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

See an ENT doctor : Igloo air is thick mucus secretions in the middle ear and the longer it’s present, the more likely the eardrum will retract and cause worsening of your hearing. This is totally correctable and is often treated first with a course of oral steroids prior to consideration of placing a tube in the ear. If you’ve not already done so, seeing an ENT doctor is the next step. A hearing test is done too.

Answered 2/8/2021



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