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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

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Will eustachian tube dysfunction go away after radiation therapy isover?

Will eustachian tube dysfunction go away after radiation therapy isover?

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 more

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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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What kind of allergy test(s) should I take to find out what's causing eustachian tube dysfunction?

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

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Eustachian tube dysfunction, where do I go for help?

See ENT: To make the most accurate diagnosis see ENT who works with audiologist. Many conditions act like etd such as tmj. ...Read more

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Can you fly with eustachian tube dysfunction?

Can you fly with eustachian tube dysfunction?

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 more

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Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause headaches?

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

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Can musinex make Eustachian Tube Dysfunction worse?.

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 more

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Eustachian tube dysfunction or patulous eustachian tube, what's the difference?

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

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Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause vertigo? If so, how should it be remedied?

Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause vertigo? If so, how should it be remedied?

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

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Can Sudafed make Eustachian Tube Dysfunction worse?

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

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Can eustachian tube dysfunction eventually lead to permanent hearing loss?

Can eustachian tube dysfunction eventually lead to permanent hearing loss?

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

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

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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I sprayed a extra dose of Flonase by accident for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction will that make it worse? Or will it make me sick?

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

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I have Eustachian Tube Dysfunction that I think is caused by dairy allergy. Would testing for a dairy allergy be considered medically necessary?.

I have Eustachian Tube Dysfunction that I think is caused by dairy allergy.  Would testing for a dairy allergy be considered medically necessary?.

Depends: If the problem goes away when you are off dairy and returns when consumed, you need to stay away from dairy regardless what the test may show. Do note way over 50% of people with allergy to dairy can tolerate dairy which has been baked. ...Read more

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Wanted to ask how eustachian tube dysfunction is diagnosed? Is there a definitive method? I have sinus and tinnitus (possible caused by sinus,is it?

Examination: Examination and history of pressure or popping in the ear. You also may have tympanometry performed by your physician. It is examination using an impedance machine usually in an ENT physicians office. ...Read more

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How long does eustachian tube dysfunction last?

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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How can I know if I have eustachian tube dysfunction?

Eustacian tube: you might notice something called autophony where you hear your voice in your head somewhat like an echo. If this is common it basically clinches the diagnosis of eustachian tube dysfunction ...Read more