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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Ent And Head And Neck Surgery (Definition)

Also known as otolaryngology, this medical specialty deals with the diagnosis and (medical & surgical) management of diseases of the ears, nose, mouth, throat, neck, sinuses, voice box and face. Some areas of expertise in otolaryngology include voice and swallowing problems, facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, allergy, hearing and balance disorders, nasal and ...Read more


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Diagnosed with ETD by ENT consultant I also have a second perforated ear drum can both be treated surgically together? In awful pain with both tx

Diagnosed with ETD by ENT consultant I also have a second perforated ear drum can both be treated surgically together? In awful pain with both tx

Yes and no: The perforated eardrum likely caused by recurrent ear infections. The ear infections are likely due to eustachian tube dysfunction. Your ENT will discuss treatment of perforation (including tubes) and ETD. No surgical treatments exist for ETD. Only proven methods I know if include treatment of nasal allergy and congestion (including steroid or anti-histamine sprays), self inflation of ears, ...Read more

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Can ent dr see if u have etd by checking ears or only thru a ct scan of sinus and ears?

Can ent dr see if u have etd by checking ears or only thru a ct scan of sinus and ears?

ETD?: Eustachian tube dysfunction? Diagnosis can often by made by interview alone as symptoms/clinical course are typical. Aseptic swelling of the middle ear compartment (seen on ear exam) is supportive. CT scan will not help. If severe, and optimized treatment strategies for allergic or non-allergic rhinitis, gastric reflux, etc fail; then ENT will sometimes place ear tubes. ...Read more

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Stay lightheaded daily 24//7 6yrs been drs Ent they say anxiety I do have allergies no fluid in ear etd test done good so just stuffy wouldn't cause?

Stay lightheaded daily 24//7 6yrs been drs Ent they say anxiety I do have allergies no fluid in ear etd test done good so just stuffy wouldn't cause?

Dentist/neurologist: One can get lightheaded from many causes including hyperventilation from anxiety. Temporomandibular disorder from teeth clenching or grinding can also cause lightheadedness. However given the problem has been present for 6 years I would suggest that you ask your dentist to check your jaw first and then seek a neurology consult if that is not the issue. ...Read more

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Ears block and pain (stabbing) tryed nasal sprays and predisone, not work my ENT says I have nonallergic rhinitis and now I have ETD what options?

Ears block and pain (stabbing) tryed nasal sprays and predisone, not work my ENT says I have nonallergic rhinitis and now I have ETD what options?

Teeth grinding?: If you do not have nasal congestion and the ear pain is not a throbbing one, I suspect that you may be grinding your teeth at night. See a dentist. The lack of response to prednisone and nasal spray is against nasal congestion as the cause. ...Read more

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I have etd can you use both afrin (oxymetazoline) and Flonase together?

I have etd can you use both afrin (oxymetazoline) and Flonase together?

Yes: Afren is an antihistaminic and Flonase is a nasal steroid. Mechanism of action of both drugs is different so they don't interfere with each other.
While Flonase can be used for extended periods (2 weeks or more), afrin is not recommended to use more than 5-7 days because of risk of rebound phenomenon. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed w/ ETD (prescribed fluticasone) I noticed my blood pressure was a little high (133/70) Is there any possible correlation? Thank you!

I was diagnosed w/ ETD (prescribed fluticasone) I noticed my blood pressure was a little high (133/70) Is there any possible correlation? Thank you!

If you are taking: It as a nasal spray, no. The amount that gets in your blood stream is somewhere between minimal and minuscule. Inhaled steroids get into your system but in negligible concentrations. FYI. 133/70 is normal. Blood pressure fluctuates depending on your physical activity, your state of mind & time of day that it's measured. "ideal" values assume that you're at rest. No worries. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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I appear to etd for the last 4 weeks and have been prescribed nasonex have had a increase in hearing but now have tinnitus. Will this subside and do i?

I appear to etd for the last 4 weeks and have been prescribed nasonex have had a increase in hearing but now have tinnitus. Will this subside and do i?

More details: I don't know what etd meant but the onset of tinnitus may require consultation with an ear specialist if it has gone on for more than a week or is getting worse in the interim. ...Read more

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How are TMJ and etd related?

How are TMJ and etd related?

Unrelated: Tmj and etd (eustachian tube dysfunction) are not related. Although certain ear symptoms may be common to both. Treating TMJ with not improve etd, and vice versa. ...Read more

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What are best treatments for ETD?

What are best treatments for ETD?

By ETD: Do you mean Eustachian tube dysfunction? The Eustachian tube is a narrow tube that connects the middle ear to the back of the nose;chronic blockage is ETD. Identification/treatment of nasal allergies comes first and may include allergy desensitization shots; intranasal steroids (trial at least 2 weeks); decongestants, either oral or spray (use briefly). And blow up balloons to self-inflate the tube ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with etd can it cause permanent hearing loss?

I was diagnosed with etd can it cause permanent hearing loss?

No: It can cause some loss due to pressure imbalance behind the ear drum. Should be prescribed medications to relieve congestion. Presume that you have seen an ent. ...Read more

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I started off having labrinthitis I now have bppv and etd I have a holiday booked will it be ok to fly and if so what can I take to help me in flight.

I started off having labrinthitis I now have bppv and etd I have a holiday booked will it be ok to fly and if so what can I take to help me in flight.

3 different problems: Eustachian tube dysfunction (etd) usually leads to middle ear problems and is not related to either labyrinthitis (viral infection) or bppv (loose otoconia in the inner ear fluid). A flight should not aggravate your problem but I would take 12.5 mgm. Of meclizine. Bppv is self limited and can respond to head exercises. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can anxiety make ur ears funny I've had my ears looked at on a weekly basis always look good n had a test done for etd all good?

Can anxiety make ur ears funny I've had my ears looked at on a weekly basis always look good n had a test done for etd all good?

Anxiety manifests in: Many ways and can create sensory distortions in vision, hearing, etc. Please see your doc. I see that you have allergies. Please mention that to the doc. It may be related to your symptoms. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Would my dr know if I had etd by looking in ears she said they look good I don't understand they feel. Funny n neck tense she says anxiety worried?

Would my dr know if I had etd by looking in ears she said they look good I don't understand they feel. Funny n neck tense she says anxiety worried?

Middle ear: If you actually have eustacian tube dysfunction, a good doctor will be able to tell by otoscopy. You have not reported any symptoms, so its not possible to make an educated guess as to your condition. If concerned, seek consultation and physical exam by an ENT for a second opinion. ...Read more

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My ears are always crackling and it affects my balance, I've been told its etd. Can I fly with this condition and if so what meds can I take to help?

My ears are always crackling and it affects my balance, I've been told its etd. Can I fly with this condition and if so what meds can I take to help?

Yes: You can fly with etd but it may be a bit uncomfortable without medications and other tools you can use. Eustachian tube exercises like swallowing, chewing gum, and yawning can open up the tubes. A decongestant can be used during your trip as well as one with an antihistamine like claritin-d, zyrtec-d, or allegra-d. A rx nasal steroid from your doctor may also help if allergies may be a factor. ...Read more

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I am having etd they gave me Flonase how long until it works. I have been having symptoms for weeks.

Few days: It may take a few days. If it does not work would see an ENT to evaluate the area inside the nose where the tube has an opening. ...Read more

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I have ETD. Tell me some treatmens and ways to ease the fullness in my ear?

I have ETD. Tell me some treatmens and ways to ease the fullness in my ear?

ETD treatment: For Eustachian tube dysfunction you can try a decongestant like Sudafed, an antihistamine, and/or a nasal steroid spray. Start with one and add the others if it's not working. Caution with decongestants if you have high blood pressure. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Had etd for over yr. Many doctors -inally diagnosed with tmj. They're unsure of cause-poss dental work. How can I get treatment if no def diagnosis?

Had etd for over yr. Many doctors -inally diagnosed with tmj. They're unsure of cause-poss dental work. How can I get treatment if no def diagnosis?

Differential diagnos: Go see a dentist who is trained in this area to examine and diagnose. Look up pankey institute great place to locate a dentist. ...Read more

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Using nasonex (mometasone) for etd, is it normal for ears to sound like bubbling, keep popping and feel more blocked?

Using nasonex (mometasone) for etd, is it normal for ears to sound like bubbling, keep popping and feel more blocked?

Response to pressure: Eustachian tube is like a dynamic channel which can change its diameter in response to pressure changes in the atmosphere. That is why we get uncomfortable feeling when we travel in an aircraft. Many patients with sensitivity to atmospheric pressure changes get the feeling of popping ears. There is nothing to worry about. Decongestants have helped some patients. ...Read more

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Think I've had a cold how long can ears feel stuffy n pressure but Drs check ears said no fluid no etd really worried it's inner ear issues?

Think I've had a cold how long can ears feel stuffy n pressure but Drs check ears said no fluid no etd really worried it's inner ear issues?

TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Headache, facial numbness, pressure and ear pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain practitioner for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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I have an etd in my left ear, the pressure is relieving but I still have ringing and the popping and cracking sensation. How long will these last for.

I have an etd in my left ear, the pressure is relieving but I still have ringing and the popping and cracking sensation. How long will these last for.

Eustachean: You need to get an exam by a doctor, preferably an ENT doc, to find out what the problem is. The most common cause of eustachean obstruction is nasal congestion in your age group. You may need a nasal steroid since oral decongestant does not work as well. ...Read more

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I have been to the hospital multiple times for this painful feeling in my ear! Been diagnosed with ETD, however I now have worsening symptoms. It’s no?

I have been to the hospital multiple times for this painful feeling in my ear! Been diagnosed with ETD, however I now have worsening symptoms. It’s no?

See an ENT: Specialist, if you haven't already, if you did, keep the follow up or seek a second opinion. Meanwhile, if it is ETD, it can be helped by saline nasal washes, and OTC steroid nasal spray, till you get to see the specialist, but read the labels carefully, good luck ...Read more

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My left ear blocks when I lay down at night and then unblocks when I wake up. It just started 3 days ago. Last year I had ETD in that ear. The only thing I did differently recently is take a Claritin. If it’s ETD again can Claritin make it worse?

My left ear blocks when I lay down at night and then unblocks when I wake up. It just started 3 days ago. Last year I had ETD in that ear. The only thing I did differently recently is take a Claritin. If it’s ETD again can Claritin make it worse?

No: Clartin will not hurt but will not help either. If your left ear is block only at night, I suspect that the problem is not from your ear but from your jaw particularly if you clench or grind your teeth during sleep. Consult your dentist. ...Read more