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Is "patulous eustachian tube" the real/medical name for eustachian tube dysfunction?

Is "patulous eustachian tube" the real/medical name for eustachian tube dysfunction?

Is the same: Normally the eustachian tube that connects middle ear to nasopharygeal area , remain closed in this condition it opens intermittently opens ...Read more

Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (Definition)

This is the structure that helps equalize pressure in the middle ear. When it does not function properly you can suffer from; ear pain, ear fullness, tinnitus, ...Read more


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Are there good alternative therapies for ear tubes?

Are there good alternative therapies for ear tubes?

Do it or wait it out: When tubes are recomended it is a procedure that tries to mimic what the body does later--let air stay in the middle air space. Head growth and gradual change in the size & angle of the natural tube lets it stay open more, ending the retention of mucous that feeds the germs during infections.U can decide to wait & treat (or not) infections as they occur or do it.Patient comfort is the main issue. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for eustatian tube dysfunction?

What is the treatment  for eustatian  tube  dysfunction?

Relieve ear pressure: To treat eustachian tube dysfunctions the pressure in the middle ear must be released. This can be done with an antihistamine, decongestant or steroid. See your healthcare provider to determine the best one or combination for you. ...Read more

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What are the effective remedies for unblocking blocked fallopian tubes?

What are the effective remedies for unblocking blocked fallopian tubes?

Surgical options.: Depending on the type of blockage, this can sometimes be corrected by a surgical procedure. A gynecologist can evaluate the blockage and review options of therapy. ...Read more

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Is Rhinocort (budesonid nasal spray) the best treatment for patulous eustachian tube? what are the alternatives?

Is Rhinocort (budesonid nasal spray) the best treatment for patulous eustachian tube? what are the alternatives?

Possibly: Afrin is another otc medication that decongests nasal mucosa thereby relieving eustachian tube dysfunction (fullness in ears/popping/fluid build-up behind eardrum). Should only be used a few days at a time, read instructions. More potent treatments available with guidance from a physician. ...Read more

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Treatments for blocked ears?

Treatments for blocked ears?

Depends on cause: Is it wax? Get it removed. Is it fluid behind the ear drum? Consider getting your ear drum lanced. Is it a foreign body? Get it removed. ...Read more

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What is recommended when nasal steroids, decongestants, antibiotics, and 9 mos of waiting have failed for an adult with Eustachian tube dysfunction?

What is recommended when nasal steroids, decongestants, antibiotics, and 9 mos of waiting have failed for an adult with Eustachian tube dysfunction?

ENT interference: surgery, may be the answer?, whether PE tubes or other surgical intervention, if you already had an ENT evaluation, another look is needed or a second opinion, it's your right, good luck ...Read more

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Does Flonase help treat Eustachian Tube inflammation?

Does Flonase help treat Eustachian Tube inflammation?

Yes, it does: together with other measures, ENT doctor evaluation and follow up till controlled or cured is important, best wishes ...Read more

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Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Allergy safe to use for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction?

Is Benadryl (diphenhydramine) Allergy safe to use for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction?

Yes: But not the treatment though, nasal steroid sprays and decongestants would do better. At any rate, you need to see an ENT for proper management, good luck ...Read more

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Erectile dysfunction: drug or operation treatment?

Erectile dysfunction: drug or operation treatment?

See urologist: Erectile dysfunction needs to be diagnosed by urologist, then will include possible medication trial, followed surgical options if medications fail. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for neural tube defects?

Are there effective natural treatments for neural tube defects?

No: There are no natural treatments for neural tube defects. The presence of a neural tube defect in a fetus requires surgical closure either in utero or after delivery. Closure of the defect can be associated with accumulation of fluid in the brain and shunting is sometimes necessary. ...Read more

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Are there alternative therapies for ear infection?

Are there alternative therapies for ear infection?

Depends: The red blush of an ear drum on exam may represent a simple reflex & not a tru infection.Far too many kids are put on abx when they have a fever & no other source. Some ear infections are viral & self heal in a few days, some are caused by nasty pus creating germs that will eat away at kids & cause problems if untreated. A good dr will treat the later agressively, ignore it & face the consequences. ...Read more

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When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?

When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?

Depends on med: Five to ten mL is a general amount of saline flush in larger children, depending on the viscosity of the medication being delivered through the tube. Infants and very small children may require less. ...Read more

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Can ear tubes help with Eustachian tube dysfunction? I have tried decongestants, nasal steroids, etc. Ear infections and hearing loss continue. Help!

Can ear tubes help with Eustachian tube dysfunction? I have tried decongestants, nasal steroids, etc. Ear infections and hearing loss continue. Help!

Maybe: Fluid that accumulated behind the ears can thicken to the point it may not drain.During the process of inserting tubes,they usually remove this thickened debris with vacuum cleaner like tools.The tubes allow a bypass for new fluid to escape while swollen middle ear tissue recovers. It is more traditional to use in small kids, but might help an adult.A consult with an ENT can help you decide ...Read more

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Is flucatisone good or bad for patulous eustachian tubes?

Is flucatisone good or bad for patulous eustachian tubes?

Not helpful : Nasal steroids are not necessarily helpful for a eustachian tube that is larger than it should be or patulous. Many doctors will try this therapy, but there is no evidence to suggest it is helpful. It is a difficult problem and no specific therapy is helpful. See your ENT for suggestions. ...Read more

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Best drug for erectal dysfunction failure?

Best drug for erectal dysfunction failure?

ED drugs: Hi, there are several medications for ed, however first thing would be to get a comprehensive evaluation so you know the cause and it may be something directly treatable . Here is a link about different medications, different ones work each person. http://www.webmd.com/drugs/condition-2383-erectile+dysfunction.aspx?diseaseid=2383&diseasename=erectile+dysfunction&source=1. ...Read more

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What kind of OTC medication can I use to treat eustachian tube dysfunction? (already using flonase)

Keep using it: In the right way, directed backwards and outwards towards your ear away from the midline to avoid the nasal septum and to spray the nasal cavity well back to the where the Eustachian tubes openings are. It also helps if you irrigate your nose regularly with saline before using the flonase, if no improvement see your doctor/ENT, good luck ...Read more