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Coricidin For Ear Fluid
Fluid: Best to see ENT to verifyGet a more detailed answer ›
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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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
What could be causing the ringing in my left ear? I thought it was the ear fluid I had but that has since cleared up yet my ear is still ringing.
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
No: It normally causes a transient decrease in hearing. ...Read more
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
Is draining middle ear fluid a simple and common procedure for adults? Can it be done in the physicians office?
Yes: When performed by an ear, nose, and throat specialist. ...Read more
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
I was dx with middle ear fluid as a result of rapid ascension during scuba. Taking Nasocort and Sudafed. What else can I do to speed up process?
Nothing: Just wait and take your medicines as prescribed, it will take its time, and be careful next dive, enjoy your diving ...Read more
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
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?
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
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