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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.

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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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I have eustachian tube dysfunction that is continuous and painful. Can an adult get tubes to treat? (had them as a child for chronic ear infections)

I have eustachian tube dysfunction that is continuous and painful. Can an adult get tubes to treat? (had them as a child for chronic ear infections)

See ENT specialist: You should see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist for an evaluation. Tubes are sometimes placed for adults, but the specialist can tell you if this is the proper treatment.

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Eustachian tube dysfunction not responding to treatment (nasal sprays, prescribed by various doctors) from 6months. Now my doctor is saying- go to gym?

Eustachian tube dysfunction not responding to treatment (nasal sprays, prescribed by various doctors) from 6months. Now my doctor is saying- go to gym?

Sprays won't help: There is no evidence that nasal sprays, steroids or others affect the eustachian tube patency or function. If the diagnosis of this problem has been made by a general physician, it is an overused diagnosis. True eustachian tube blockage leads to negative middle pressure, eventually fluid, and possible viral or bacterial infection. Advise seeing an ENT specialist for a specific diagnosis.

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How can I know if I have eustachian tube dysfunction?

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

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What drugs should I use for eustachian tube dysfunction?

Eustachian tube: The only drugs you should use for this is the prescription from your primary doctor.

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What is the definition or description of: eustachian tube dysfunction?

What is the definition or description of: eustachian tube dysfunction?

Eustachian tube: 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, dizziness, ear infections etc...

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Eustachian tube dysfunction in teens, what to do?

Eustachian tube dysfunction in teens, what to do?

Dysfunction: See an ENT specialist. He may prescribe a course of steroids but if it doesn't work he may suggest a myringotomy with tubes

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Is sinusitis related to Eustachian Tube Dysfunction since July?

Sinus: Eustachian tube issues usually occur in the context of a bad cold, allergies, plane flights or enlarged adenoids. Sinus issues rarely cause them unless there is a bad postnasal drip

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Can Zyrtec make Eustachian Tube Dysfunction worse?

NO: NO. It will help dry up mucus trapped in the eustachian tube.

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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.

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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

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Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause cough headache? I have had this for 4 months.

Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause cough headache? I have had this for 4 months.

Not likely: This is an anatomical variance so you have had this your entire life by our headaches most likely are from another issue. For this you will need a thorough exam and some testing done

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Is "patulous eustachian tube" the real/medical name for eustachian tube dysfunction?

Is "patulous eustachian tube" the real/medical name for eustachian tube dysfunction?

Is the same: Normally the eustachian tube that connects middle ear to nasopharygeal area, remain closed in this condition it opens intermittently opens

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Can I become deaf from Eustachian tube dysfunction if it doesn't get treated for years?

Yes, this can: Lead to chronic middle ear infection, which can affect your eardrum or even auditory nerve. You should consult with ENT specialist.

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Eustachian tube dysfunction symptoms?

Hearing loss: Your eustachian tubes connect your space behind your eardrum to the back of your nose. If this tube stops working, then your ear can fill up with fluid or pressure. If it fills up with fluid, you have an effusion and your hearing decreases like you are underwater. If it fills with pressure, you may have ear pain.

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What is eustachian tube dysfunction, bilateral?

As follows.: The main symptom is muffled or dulled hearing. You may also have ear pain because the eardrum is tensed and stretched. Other symptoms that may also develop include a feeling of fullness in the ear, ringing or buzzing in the ear (tinnitus) and dizziness. One or both ears may be affected. See ENT doc to manage this problem.

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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.

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What actually is eustachian tube dysfunction and its symptom? Could it be cured?

Ear fullness: The eustachian tube is a muscular tube which connects the middle ear with the back of the nose. It 's function is to equalize the air pressure in the middle ear. It can dysfunction when it gets swollen or closed during a cold, allergies or barotrauma (pressure changes during flying or scuba diving). Decongestants may help. A consult with your doctor should be obtained before starting treatment

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What actually is eustachian tube dysfunction and its symptom? Could it be cured?

What actually is eustachian tube dysfunction and its symptom? Could it be cured?

ET tube not opening: Et dysfunction occurs usually because the tube that aerates the area behind you eardrum into your nasopharynx is blocked for some reason or another. The cure depends on the reason it is blocked. Cogestion from sinus disease, allergies, large or infected adenoids can cause it. If it is bothersome consider an ENT visit.

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