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Sudafed For Fluid In Ear
Coconut oil safe to use in ear daily for ear pressure? Pain/water behind eardrum currently on antibiotics but ear pressure remains.
Yes, safe but...: Yes, coconut oil is safe to use but unlikely to help this much. It does have some antimicrobial properties but ear pressure is most likely related to allergies & inflammation around the eustachian tube. Antibiotics may not help much either. Avoiding dairy & wheat may help as well as treating allergies. Consider homeopathy & seeing a cranial osteopath. ...Read more
Age matters : I'm a pediatrician, but hope i can still give you helpful advice. In babies and children, we treat ear infex based on the degree of illness and/or discomfort with the infex. Fluid can be present behind the eardrum with an acute ear infection. If it does not resolve and/or it's adversely affecting one's hearing, we are quicker to act on that. See an ENT (ear/nose/throat) specialist. ...Read more
Doctor found fluid in my ear and I'm taking ear drops. The ear drops are making my ear hurt. Any help would be appreciated.
Not needed: In general, fluid behind the ear drum by itself doesn't need an "antiseptic" or antibiotic. If the fluid is infected that is a different story and antibiotics can be helpful. If fluid formed because of a nasal or sinus infection then again an antibiotic can help. Most antibiotics in common use such as amoxil, augmentin, ceftin, (cefuroxime) Bactrim etc... Are helpful. ...Read more
Fluid in the ears and a blocked ear canal. I have been prescribed pseudoephredrine tablets and a xylo-comod nasal spray. Is this correct? Hopi candle?
Limit use of spray: Pseudoephedrine safely helps decongest the tissues around the eustachian tube to help drain the middle ear. But the nasal spray can be addictive, causing the tissues in your nose to swell worse when you stop. Use it for a MAX of 3 days. A nasal steroid spray can help (without being addictive). Candling doesn't help with middle ear issues, and if your canal is blocked with wax, get a lavage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Expert opinions? Which antiseptic drug can you recommend for otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum)?
Confusing question: I am not aware of any antiseptic drugs used in the treatment of otitis media. However, we do use antibiotics.Those used vary by the age of the patient, the germ expected, personal allergy history and other factors derived by an office visit.Your pcp can sort this out. This site is not a substitute for an office evaluation when indicated. ...Read more
Ears are hurting. Dr said no infection just a lot of fluid. Using nasonex (mometasone) and afrin. Can fluid in ears turn into infection? Seeing ENT this week.
Ear pressure for 3wks. Have allergies, take meds. Ears are able to be popped, but it doesn't relieve the pressure feeling. Ear drum mobile, no fluid in me, and normal tympanograms. Any insight?
You need : To have better control of your allergy. You need to take a decongestant histamine and at times two kinds of prescription nasal steroids if that severe . At times an additional oral histamine in the morning! see your doctor if no better . May need referral to allergist or ENT specialist depending on your needs.You can chew gums and yawn to help open up the eustachian tubes, . ...Read more
Not likely: It is virtually impossible to demonstrate fluid in the eustachian tube clinically or even radiologically. Eustachian tube obstruction leads to negative pressure in the middle ear and eventually fluid in the middle ear space. If the ear drum on inspection is considered to be normal, then it is highly unlikely to have eustachian tube obstruction. ...Read more
I have a ringing in one ear following otitis media with effusion, will this ringing go away when the fluid drains away?
Resolved painful swelling of outer ear canal (from swimming) w drops, oral antibi & steroids, still have fluid in middle ear. Can decongestants help?
Slowly: Decongestants are appropriate, alone or with new generation antihistamines. However, nothing helps dramatically and it can take some time to fully recover. Smoking is a direct negative factor by irritating the throat opening of eustachian tube. Increased fluids are also appropriate. There are adults, very infrequently, with tubes when problem persists with nothing helping. ...Read more
Did tympanoplasty in left ear in 2006 due to infection and hear loss..Rt ear drum has hole and infection.Conductive hearing loss.Time for hearing aid?
Yes: You can have both of those things at the same time, independent of each other. ...Read more
Son has ear tubes. Fluid draining from one ear. Has sinus drainage too. Take him to doc bc of ear drainage? Worried it's ear infection.
Fluid behind eardrum. Taking Augmentin/Nasocort but not helping. Can I use swimmers ear solution drops?
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