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Can You Fly With Tubes In Your Ears
Yes: Ear tubes allow your middle ear to ventillate. You can fly without any problems. Swimming with ear tubes should be discussed with your ENT surgeon. Some recommend using ear plugs and others don't. Most caution against deep diving when ear tubes are in place to avoid getting pool water into the middle ear. ...Read more
Can saline nasal spray make Eustachian Tube Dysfunction worse?. Do you spray it towards your ears like you do for The Eustachian tube?
Rarely: Most commercial airplanes are able to maintain acceptable cabin pressures so permanent injury is rare unless flying with an upper respiratory infection or active ear infection. If you have no active ear problems and are able to clear your ears you should have no issue with flying. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suddenly have decreased hearing. The feeling is like when you fly and your ears need to pop but they never do. everything sounds lower. ideas?
Long term problem: If the child has shown that his/her middle ear fluid (eustachian tube dysfunction) will not resolve after they have already had 2 or more sets of regular tubes then they may be a candidate for permanent tubes. This is especially true if other treatments have been tried such as medications for allergies. Presumably the child has severe eustachian tube dysfunction due to his anatomy. ...Read more
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