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Doctor insights on: Eustachian Tube Blocked Natural Remedy

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Is there a way to drain fluid from middle ear at home? No insurance hoping for home remedy. Recurring issue may be eustachian tube related.

Is there a way to drain fluid from middle ear at home? No insurance hoping for home remedy. Recurring issue may be eustachian tube related.

No home remedy: There is no home remedy for this. But ask your doctor about decongestant medications or anti-inflammatory drugs that might promote drainage through the eustachian tube without requiring an expensive procedure. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you get Head/ neck pain due to blocked eustachian tube?

Can you get Head/ neck pain due to blocked eustachian tube?

Yes, and: A blocked eustachian tube can come from other head/neck issues, including a cold, allergy, sinusitis-all can cause head/neck pain! ...Read more

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Ringing ear caused by blocked Eustachian tube is it permanent!!??

Ringing ear caused by blocked Eustachian tube is it permanent!!??

No: This should go away after your tube is unblocked. If it doesn't in a few days please see a doctor. ...Read more

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How to open the eustachian tube? I believ mine is blocked because the pressure of my headphones are causing me to feel like im going to pass gas/explode, etc

How to open the eustachian tube? I believ mine is blocked because the pressure of my headphones are causing me to feel like im going to pass gas/explode, etc

Hi.: Hi. First off - please take off the head phones and keep them off until the pain has resolved. Trying pinching down both of your nostrils so that no air flows through them. Now, with you mouth closed and your nostrils pinched closed breath hard (like you were bearing down to have a bowel movement). This pressure might be enough to temporarily open the eustachian tube. However, if that doesn't work consider use of an over the counter oral decongestant - by reducing congestion/ swelling it may take pressure off the eustacian tube which may be pinched off. Consider use of a nasal spray like afrin. It is quite powerful but shouldn't be used more than twice a day for three to five days at the maximum. Maybe you could limit headphone use. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the fluid to exist in a blocked eustachian tube?

What are the causes of the fluid to exist in a blocked eustachian tube?

Middle Ear: The eustachian tube is our drainage (& pressure equalizer) for our middle ear, obstructed by excessive mucous production (colds, allergy, smoke exposure), thick mucous due to infection or antihistamines, blowing your nose hard/refilling your ear with mucous, & lymphoid/adenoid tissue obstructing drainage. In children, the tube is narrow & horizontal & plugs more easily. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of flying with a blocked Eustachian tube if the valsalva technique does not work?

What are the consequences of flying with a blocked Eustachian tube if the valsalva technique does not work?

Pain: Having mucous or infection in an ear tube may cause pain during pressure changes of ascending and descending. This could also potentially cause the infection to migrate to the ear drums which could pop. Best to get checked by your doctor to ensure the ear drums are healthy for the flight. Cheers. ...Read more

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My Eustachian tube is completely blocked, and the valsalva technique does not work. I have to fly in two days -what are the consequences of flying?

My Eustachian tube is completely blocked, and the valsalva technique does not work. I have to fly in two days -what are the consequences of flying?

Flying & ET blockage: If you are not able to equalize pressure across your middle ear during your plane ride, you could end up with ear pain or fluid or blood accumulation in your middle ear. Check with your primary provider or ENT specialist regarding treatments you can use to allow for a comfortable flight. ...Read more

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Will nasalcrom (cromolyn) help relieve blocked eustachian tube causeed by allergies?

Will nasalcrom (cromolyn) help relieve blocked eustachian tube causeed by allergies?

Not likely: Etd from allergy is more of a congestion problem that will respond to medications that decongest such as topical nasal decongestants like afrin or neosynephrine; oral decongestants like sudafed; and topical nasal steroids like nasonex, (mometasone) flonase, veramyst, omnaris, qnasl. Zetonna, and others. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I have a blocked eustachian tube in my ear. Anyone any advice?

What to do if I think I have a blocked eustachian tube in my ear. Anyone any advice?

Try a decongestant: Blocked eustachian tubes are usually caused by allergy, colds, changes in altitude or ear infections. If you can't pop your ear by blowing out with your nose pinched, try a nasal decongestant or see your physician for further evaluation and medication options. ...Read more

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Received steroid shot for blocked eustachian tube yesterday. This morning chronic back pain is gone! Why?

Received steroid shot for blocked eustachian tube yesterday. This morning chronic back pain is gone! Why?

Anti-inflammatory action of steroids: The steroid you received is a powerful anti-inflammatory. Chronic pain is often due to inflammation of muscle or nerve tissue. The medication decreased that, there by diminishing your pain. You need to see someone to evaluate your chronic pain. ...Read more

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Lumbar puncture confirmed IIH. Is this ever linked with eustachian tube blockage? Mine are always blocked when IIH headaches bad.

Lumbar puncture confirmed IIH. Is this ever linked with eustachian tube blockage? Mine are always blocked when IIH headaches bad.

No link: But if you have IIH, need to wonder if venous sinuses are functioning normally, and of course, need to check other causes. Your eustachian tube issues may relate to sinus triggering of headaches, and may be additional independent problems. ...Read more

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My eustachian tube stays open some times and is very annoying - "m" makes a loud sound in my ear when I say it. Any natural cure? Thank you,

My eustachian tube stays open some times and is very annoying - "m" makes a loud sound in my ear when I say it. Any natural cure? Thank you,

Eustachian tube dys: You can try blowing air up the tube by blowing up balloons or holding your nose and blowing against a closed nose. This may help with your eustachian tube. ...Read more

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My eustachian tube has been blocked for 3 years I just got the tube put in my left ear, but how is the fluid ever gonna drain if it's a hard paste?

My eustachian tube has been blocked for 3 years I just got the tube put in my left ear, but how is the fluid ever gonna drain if it's a hard paste?

PET: Greetings. Having had a Pressure Equalization Tube inserted into your ear will help restore the proper middle ear pressure. It will be that of the atmosphere since the tube in your ear drum will bypass your Eustachian Tube. Your surgeon would have suctioned the middle ear fluid prior to inserting the tube. Fluid recurrence will only occur if the tube become blocked. ...Read more

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Will taking levitra (vardenafil) (10 mg) worsen a very painfully blocked eustachian tube? My doctor says it's caused by allergies and I am currently taking nasonex

Ear Pain and Levitra (vardenafil): Levitra (vardenafil) can cause nasal congestion. This in turn could contribute to eustachian tube blockage and ear pain. A study of over 7000 patients demonstrated increased nasal congestion in 3.4% of patients. The congestion generally occurred within the first six months of therapy and mainly affected men over age 50. You may also have allergies that can affect the eustachian tube as well. ...Read more

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Chronic blocked eustachian tube in adults-my husband has had an implant in the art drum to try to drain the middle ear but this has blocked up again?

Chronic blocked eustachian tube in adults-my husband has had an implant in the art drum to try to drain the middle ear but this has blocked up again?

Tube may be plugged: Sometime pe (pressure equalization) tubes fail. When they do return of symptoms is common. Also, pe tubes can be expected to remain in the ear drum for months to years, depending on the type. He should be reevaluated by his ENT doctor. ...Read more

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My right ear feels blocked with ear wax if I use ear drops will it make Eustachian tube dysfunction worse in that ear? Or should I get it flushed?

My right ear feels blocked with ear wax if I use ear drops will it make Eustachian tube dysfunction worse in that ear? Or should I get it flushed?

What's in the ear?: The doctor will want to know what is in the ear. He has to look in the ear. Otherwise, he has to guess what's in the ear... unless another doctor just cleared out the canals. If so, it is presumed that nothing is in the ear canal. In a normal person, without a hole or a tube in the eardrum, ear drops will not go beyond the ear canal, so most drops will not directly affect the eustachian tube. ...Read more