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Doctor insights on: Coricidin For Ear Fluid

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How do I know if I have an ear fluid problem?

How do I know if I have an ear fluid problem?

See an ENT doctor.: An ENT doctor can examine the ear, and often will have an audiologist measure your hearing and ear pressures as part of the workup. This will determine if fluid is present, as well as available treatment options. ...Read more

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What symptoms will arise with chronic middle ear fluid?

What symptoms will arise with chronic middle ear fluid?

Hearing loss: Hearing loss and a feeling of pressure in the ear are the symptoms of middle ear fluid. Pain is rare unless it is infected. ...Read more

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Curious to know how middle ear fluid can make someone's equilibrium off! Thanks!

Curious to know how middle ear fluid can make someone's equilibrium off! Thanks!

Inner ear involvment: Middle ear fluid is the result of a negative pressure int the middle ear space secondary to obstruction of the eustachian tube (tube that connects back of nose to middle ear). 2 reasons for equilibrium involvement. The virus causing the middle ear fluid can reach the inner ear or brain directly or the inflammatory process in the middle ear can directly get into the inner ear (rw mem. ...Read more

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Can promethazine dm help ear fluid clear up??

Nope : There is no medicine to "clear up" middle ear fluid. Decongestants and antihistamines have been studied and do not speed the resolution of middle ear fluid after a cold. This should clear up within a month or two on its own. ...Read more

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How will I know when middle ear fluid is dried up/draining?

How will I know when middle ear fluid is dried up/draining?

Middle ear pressure.: When middle ear fluid is resolved, the hearing has improved to your former state. A measurement of middle ear pressure, a so called tympanogram can be performed by an audiologist and can prove objectively that the middle ear fluid has completely resolved in most cases. ...Read more

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Why can't ear fluid in the middle ear be seen with those who have inner ear disorders?

Why can't ear fluid in the middle ear be seen with those who have inner ear disorders?

Isn't there: Those with inner ear issues do not by their diagnosis, need any middle fluid to be present. Inner ear disorders reflect an attack of the ear nerve, that usually comes through the bloodstream. Someone with inner ear disease can have incidental middle ear fluid and that may be visible. ...Read more

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Can fluid get in inner ears like it can in middle ear? If so, how does dr diagnose inner ear fluid.

Can fluid get in inner ears like it can in middle ear? If so, how does dr diagnose inner ear fluid.

Middle vs inner?: Not sure what you mean here. The ear canal is open to the outside, so every time you bath, shower, swim, are in the rain, etc, fluid can enter the ear canal. The tympanic membrane[tm]) ear drum, stops any fluid from getting into the inner ear (which some people may call the middle ear). Using an otoscope, a dr. Can tell with reasonable certainty if "fluid" is behind the tm, and decide any tx needs. ...Read more

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Are there really definitive tests that show an inner ear fluid buildup that may result in dizziness as a main physical symtom?

Are there really definitive tests that show an inner ear fluid buildup that may result in dizziness as a main physical symtom?

Some: Tympanometry testing can tell if there is fluid in the middle ear, which can cause dizziness. The inner ear, however, is a little more involved to test as there are a number of tests to do to fully assess the inner ear as it is nearly impossible to access. There are different hearing and nerve tests that can be done, but I'm not sure one could definitively tell you there's fluid in the inner ear. ...Read more

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Went to the pharmacy and they told me to take a maximum strength decongestant, still didn't work. How can you clear up ear fluid on your own?

Went to the pharmacy and they told me to take a maximum strength decongestant, still didn't work. How can you clear up ear fluid on your own?

Ear wax?: You may have a blockage due to ear wax accumulation. A physician can check this and either remove it themselves or recommend you further. ...Read more

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I have neck tightness in the front and ear fluid I'm 29 year female what is it?

I have neck tightness in the front and ear fluid I'm 29 year female what is it?

Ear fluid?: What sort of ear fluid do you have? What sort of neck tightness do you have? Please give more details and resubmit your question. ...Read more

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I've had stuffy ear/mid ear fluid problem on/off for couple of years. Dr says allergy and eustachian dysfunction. What are best remedies for this?

I've had stuffy ear/mid ear fluid problem on/off for couple of years. Dr says allergy and eustachian dysfunction. What are best remedies for this?

Have allergy testing: To figure out if in fact you do have allergies. And if so, to what specific items(ie. Dust mites, your pets, pollen etc). Then your dr can discuss avoidance measures, and usually prescribe a nasal steroid spray(or antihistamine spray). They are very effective with very few side effects... Even used in young children. ...Read more

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Will hearing loss from persistent ear fluid cause developmental delays in my child?

A fluctuating : Conductive hearing loss may cause a child not to discern correct pronunciation of words, causing speech (articulation) delays. There's still debate re: whether it causes delays in receptive (language comprehension) & expressive language (verbalization of thoughts/ideas). Persistent delays in babbling/talking after pe tubes are placed require evaluation for a neurodevelopmental disorder & therapy. ...Read more

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NEVER had allergies. 3wks of inner ear fluid, hearing loss! Did amox not better. ONLY diff is house cat 3mths ago. Odds it's the cat? No other symp.

NEVER had allergies. 3wks of inner ear fluid, hearing loss! Did amox not better. ONLY diff is house cat 3mths ago. Odds it's the cat? No other symp.

Allergies: Can come and go over the lifespan so it gets confusing if we develop symptoms. Please continue to see your doctor for your ear and ask about allergy testing, mentioning the cat. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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5yo had middle ear fluid & adenoid hypertrophy, was on Singulair (montelukast) 1 daily x3 months after which she developed sleepmyoclonus; can singulair (montelukast) b the cause?

5yo had middle ear fluid & adenoid hypertrophy, was on Singulair (montelukast) 1 daily x3 months after which she developed sleepmyoclonus; can singulair (montelukast) b the cause?

Not likely: No Singulair (montelukast) is not likely 2 cause sleep myoclonus. The other conditions you mention are common in young children, middle ear fluid and adenoidal hypertrophy. Benign sleep myoclonus is also common, and unrelated to the former conditions. As long as your child's development is normal and the nature of the movement does not change, this is a variant of normal and needs no further investigation ...Read more

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Can a hearing specialist (ent) literally see, (with mri's) the presence of inner ear fluid buildup that may result in the diagnosis meniere's disease?

Can a hearing specialist (ent) literally see, (with mri's) the presence of inner ear fluid buildup that may result in the diagnosis meniere's disease?

Would be unique: In most cases, the lower strength mri's in the range of 1.5 t, would not have the clarity or resolution to sort out. However, a higher field strength MRI in the range of 3.0 t or even higher, might distinguish such changes. ...Read more

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I took a 1 does 40mg Prednisone 10 hrs ago for ear fluid, and my heart is pounding. HR is 97. BP IS normal. Is this normal? Will it return to normal?

I took a 1 does 40mg Prednisone 10 hrs ago for ear fluid, and my heart is pounding. HR is 97. BP IS normal.  Is this normal? Will it return to normal?

SIDE EFFECT: Prednisone can cause palpitations. It also can cause dehydration and excess urination. Try to rest and push the fluids. Follow up with your doctor if you are on a prednisone taper. He may want to switch to a MEDROL (methylprednisolone) DOSE PAK, which may be better tolerated. ...Read more

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Finished 5D zpack for ear infection Feel ringing in ear, fluid and a little pain and loss of hearing. Could the infection still be there?

Finished 5D zpack for ear infection Feel ringing in ear, fluid and a little pain and loss of hearing. Could the infection still be there?

Possible: As it can still be a viral infection, very difficult to tell from the outset, also you may have chronic serous otitis media, meaning persistent fluid in your middle ear mainly due to Eustachian tube dysfunction, more common in kids though, also chronic inflammation of nasal cavity/ throat for whatever reason like allergies can cause this. Kindly revisit your doctor or ENT specialist, good luck ...Read more

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My daughter has been to doctors regarding vertigo. CT and blood tests good. Say inner ear fluid trapped. Been 7 days and worsening. Next step?

My daughter has been to doctors regarding vertigo. CT and blood tests good.  Say inner ear fluid trapped.  Been 7 days and worsening.  Next step?

Age of child? : What is worsening? The vertigo? Worsening ear pain? Just the fact that it has not resolved? Age of your daughter is important. Is she a baby? Toddler? Adult? When is the scheduled followup? Does she have fever? ...Read more

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Can you have no nose drip but ear fluid and drip in throat to have a CSF leak?

Can you have no nose drip but ear fluid and drip in throat to have a CSF leak?

Yes: If the source of your leak is the temporal bone, then you might have fullness in the ear and likely a salty taste. But please see an ent. You will not be able to answer whether you have a CSF leak over healthtap. You will need further testing ...Read more

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Chronic ear pain includes drainage 4 3 mo. Just had right tonsil removed so I know pain can b referred. Ear/throat connections? Cause of ear fluid?

Chronic ear infectio: If there is drainage there is probably a perforation of the ear drum due to a chronic ear infection. The ent surgeon who did the tonsillectomy should check the ear. Pain can be referred but drainage is not normal. ...Read more

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I'm 68. Severe pressure ontop of head, dull right ear, Fluid behind right eardrum, dizziness,sickness loss of appetite. Ct scan normal. Will this go away?

I'm 68. Severe pressure ontop of head, dull right ear, Fluid behind right eardrum, dizziness,sickness loss of appetite. Ct scan normal. Will this go away?

Recheck: Severe persistent headache should be reexamined. Perhaps taking to your doctor for follow up is prudent. If unavailable a recheck at the emergency room might be helpful? ...Read more