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Doctor insights on: Can You Fly With Tubes In Your Ears

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Can you fly and swim with tubes in your ears?

Can you fly and swim 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

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Can you have fluid come out your nose or ears after a tonsilectomy and tubes put in the ears?

Can you have fluid come out your nose or ears after a tonsilectomy and tubes put in the ears?

Frequent problem: After t&a the soft palate doesn't move as well. Also, the removal of the adenoid means the palate has to move significantly more to close off the nose from the mouth when swallowing. So it happens that fluid sometimesrefluxes up into the nose after this surgery. Try drinking slowly, and while sitting or standing up, not in bed or lying down. .It's usually gone in a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Can you fly with ear infection?

Can you fly with ear infection?

Not recommended: Ear infections are inflammatory processes so flying and changing pressure in flight will most likely cause a great deal of pain. It can also cause the inflammation to worse, possibly cause the ear drum to rupture or cause further local damage. If you have questions definitely see a specialist. ...Read more

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How can you sleep with noisy neighbours? I don't have ear plugs by the way.

How can you sleep with noisy neighbours? I don't have ear plugs by the way.

Sleep: Eat plugs are cheap, and can be found at any hardware store. Another thing you can do is speak with the neighbors directly, or speak with the landlord. In the worst possible case, speak with the police. ...Read more

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Can you hear a baby's breathing with the ear in the womb?

Can you hear a baby's breathing with the ear in the womb?

No: Babies do not breathe in the womb.There are some random tensing movements of the diaphragm, but no breathing.That starts after a baby is delivered. ...Read more

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Can your ear pop if you have a hole in the eardrum?

Can your ear pop if you have a hole in the eardrum?

Yes.: Popping can come from a variety of sources - a small bubble bursting, the eustachian tube moving, or debris / or a hair moving in the canal. None of these would be much affected by a hole in the eardrum. ...Read more

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Please tell me can ear plugs get wedged in your ears if you sleep on your side?

Please tell me can ear plugs get wedged in your ears if you sleep on your side?

Possibly: If the ear plug is small enough that is possible. Why do you wear ear plugs at time of sleep? That is the more important question. Doing this may eventually cause irritation of the ear canal skin and could lead to external otitis, infection of the skin of the external ear canal. ...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 i go to the beach with a perforated eardrum?

Can i go to the beach with a perforated eardrum?

Yes: The beach is no problem. You should plug that ear so that no water gets in as this may lead to an infection. Use a plug that is waterproof. ...Read more

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Can you have an ear infection without fluid in your ear?

Can you have an ear infection without fluid in your ear?

Only swimmers ear: A true inner ear infection requires fluid accumulated behind the eardrum (usually due to the negative eustachian tube pressure from a cold). A swimmers ear is an outer ear infection due to swimming and involves the outer ear canal. The two entities are entirely different and require different treatments ...Read more

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Why do the doctors measure fluid in your ear when you have an ear infection with an audiometer?

Why do the doctors measure fluid in your ear when you have an ear infection with an audiometer?

Confirmation: It confirms that, physiologically, you have fluid. It is with a test called tympanometry. ...Read more

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Can a ear tube cause swimmer's ear infection if you accidentally get water in your ear.?

Can a ear tube cause swimmer's ear infection if you accidentally get water in your ear.?

Otorrhea: What can happen with an ear tube in place is that the water goes through the tube into the middle ear and causes an infection in the middle ear. This then drains out into the ear canal(called otorrhea with intact tympanostomy tube). It is best treated with antibiotic ear drops that an ENT doctor can prescribe for you. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if ear tubes are necessary in children who get many ear infections?

Can you tell me if ear tubes are necessary in children who get many ear infections?

Some are some not: In general an infant with 5 or more in a year or one that will not clear after 90 days will benefit from tube placement.Other factors can increase or decrease the need. Growth in head size will eventually reduce the frequency of infections but that is slow and steady. Each kid must be assessed individually. ...Read more