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Alternative Treatments For Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
Usually: Eusachian tube dysfunction starting during or immediately after radiation therapy for head and neck cancers or brain tumors will usually resolve with a month or two. However, it can sometimes persist longer, especially in some nasopharyngeal cancers when the tumor was very close to the eustachian tube and it received a higher dose. In these cases an ENT may be able to help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What kind of allergy test(s) should I take to find out what's causing eustachian tube dysfunction?
Eustachian tube: dysfunction usually occurs when the said tube malfunctions, typically when obstructed. You will best off under the care of the otolaryngologist to direct management needed. Take care! www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe ...Read more
See ENT: To make the most accurate diagnosis see ENT who works with audiologist. Many conditions act like etd such as tmj. ...Read more
Yes You Can: When you are in the plane you can chew gum.yawn or drink liquids during take off and landing If you suffer from allergies take your allrgy pill like Claritin or zyrtec and use steroid nasal drops if prescribed and take Sudafed if you do not suffer from hypertension Allergy pills also come with Sudafed like claritinD24 HOURS ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Unusual: Eustachian tube dysfunction generally causes ear symptoms such as blocked hearing or ear ache and congestion in the rear of nasal passages is the mechanism of the dysfunction. In my experience headache is not seen in eustachian tube problems, but an otolaryngologist is more qualified to answer your question. ...Read more
Eustachian tube issu: Unlikely - mucinex - contains guafenesin - the same ingredient in Robitussin. It is a mucolytic - thins mucus out - and thus would NOT likely cause any issues with the eustachian tube that drains the inner ear into the back of the throat - A decongestant might help your situation ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ear tube issues: The two terms relate to the state of the eustacian tube and the consequences of that state.The patuous description implies the eustacian tube does not open and close in a normal manner. If you station tube is not open and close it is deemed to have dysfunction. This dysfunction may result in autophony, a sensation of hearing an echo in one's head. ...Read more
Yes: Blockage of the eustachian tube, can cause fluid build up in your middle ear, which could also cause issues with your inner ear, causing vertigo. If this is the cause, the treatment would be to either reduce the inflammation in the area, relieve the congestion or both. This is usually done with antibiotics, but I like to prescribe steroids. Keep in mind, that there are other things that can cause ...Read more
Maybe: Sudafed is a systemic decongestant, supposedly it should relieve the congestion and help draining the Eustachian tube. At times, as with local decongestants, a rebound congestion would occur, and would make things worse. Sudafed isn't the mainstay treatment for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction ...Read more
ETD: It doesn't normally lead to permanent hearing loss, but if it is a long term problem that isn't treated and followed by an Otolaryngologist, it can lead to middle ear ossicular "bone" problems or a condition called cholesteatoma both of which can cause permanent damage to hearing. Fortunately, this can be treated and alleviated. See an ENT and get examined and a hearing test. ...Read more
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
Your site says that suffering from GERD is a risk factor for eustachian tube dysfunction. Would you explain the connection.
I sprayed a extra dose of Flonase by accident for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction will that make it worse? Or will it make me sick?
Not to worry: A single extra dose should not be a problem. Do please stick to administration instructions your doctor recommends. ...Read more
My ETN doctor prescribed me trypsine/chymotryosine tablets for my eustachian tube dysfunction. It is not helping me. What should i take?
Not helping: It is not what you should take - it is what you MUST discuss with the doctor who prescribed the medicines that do not seem to be helping you. ...Read more
I have Eustachian Tube Dysfunction that I think is caused by dairy allergy. Would testing for a dairy allergy be considered medically necessary?.
Varies: This is common after an episode of otitis media and can persist up to 3 months. However, there are people who live with it constantly and may need intervention such as placing an ear tube. Decongestants have not been shown to help but gentle ear popping can. Studies are looking into whether medicines like Flonase (an intranasal steroid) help or not. ...Read more
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