A 33-year-old member asked:
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i have narrow eustachian tube and have not infected fluid in my ears. how do i get rid if i can't take allergy meds due to anxiousness effects?

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Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Different meds: Plain antihistamines, like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec, should help. If not better, be seen by your physician or ent, and you may need a tube in your eardrum to let it drain.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. Michael Blum
47 years experience Pediatrics
Gum: Often chewing gum may create a pumping type movement of the eustachian tubes and help to remove some fluid. There are also those who recommend xylitol...Either as a nose spray or chewing xylitol gum.
Answered on Feb 10, 2017
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