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Alternative Treatments For Patulous Eustachian Tube
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
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
A little if allergic: If you have allergy and your ear pressure it caused by allergic swelling then it may help some. Adding an aerosol nasal spray may also help (only 2 available in the US-Beclomethasone and Ciclesonide) . Liquid or water based sprays with some available OTC are not as effective because they don't reach the Eustachian tube openning. ...Read more
Yes, it does: together with other measures, ENT doctor evaluation and follow up till controlled or cured is important, best wishes ...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
What is recommended when nasal steroids, decongestants, antibiotics, and 9 mos of waiting have failed for an adult with Eustachian tube dysfunction?
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
Blocked eustacian tube cause tinnitus dr samoa tried cure sinusitis to cure it.Didn't work. What shouldd be done now? Limited healthcare few machines
When administrating medication through an ng tube or gastrostomy tube, how many mls of saline is used to flush for pediatric patients?
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
Palatal Expanders: Eustacian tube dysfunction is not a "usual" problem related to wear of a palatal expander. However, if there is localized swelling at the most posterior extension of the acrylic portion of the expander, or a sensitivity to the acrylic, the inflamation related to this swelling could be a consideration in a differential diagnosis. It would be best if you consulted with an ent, oral surgeon or md. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
How to get thru it?: Hard to tell what you want, but if you are anxious about the procedure and if it is soon, be sure to tell the doctor. Possibly you'll be either reassured or sedated or educated or more. If it's in the future, there might be time for sessions with a good cbt therapist. That's a good idea even after the immediate issue to resolve fears/phobias. It will be ok. Tell yourself that lots folk do it. ...Read more
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