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Alternative Treatments For Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
What is recommended when nasal steroids, decongestants, antibiotics, and 9 mos of waiting have failed for an adult with Eustachian tube dysfunction?
Yes, it does: together with other measures, ENT doctor evaluation and follow up till controlled or cured is important, best wishes ...Read more
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Typical treatment of eustation tube dysfunction that isn't responding to nasal steroid therapy and psodoephedrine ? It's been blocked for over 9 days
Chew gum,drink lots: of liquids which pop eustachian tubes open, otherwise can't think of any other treatment ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?
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
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
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
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
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