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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (Overview)

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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How long does eustachian tube dysfunction last?

How long does eustachian tube dysfunction last?

Varies: This is common after an episode of otitis media and can persist up to 3 months. However, there are people who live with it constantly and may need intervention such as placing an ear tube. Decongestants have not been shown to help but gentle ear popping can. Studies are looking into whether medicines like Flonase (an intranasal steroid) help or not. ...Read more

Dr. Franklyn Gergits
152 doctors shared insights

Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (Overview)

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

Yes: The tensor vili palatini muscle helps open the eustachain tube. When the eustachian tube will not open fluid collects in the middle ear. This causes an infection in young children where tubes are put in the ears to relieve the swelling of the tympanic membrane. However, the real cause is the pressure from the tm condyle which pushes against the posterior of the glenoid fossa. Building up the. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of eustachian tube dysfunction and why can I hear clicking noises every time i swallow or yawn?

What are the symptoms of eustachian tube dysfunction and why can I hear clicking noises every time i swallow or yawn?

Ears probs: The clicking sound is probably from your jaw if you clench or grind your teeth. The eutachian tube dysfunction can cause fluid build up behind the ear drum and cause a feeling or ear fullness. It may lead to middle ear infections. ...Read more

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Spasm of the back of the nose is a sign of eustachian tube dysfunction?

No, but close.: Signs of eustachian tube dysfunction are ear congestion, ear popping, difficulty hearing, and ear pain. This is caused by nasal tissue swelling, which is also a cause of stuffy nose. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Wanted to ask how eustachian tube dysfunction is diagnosed? Is there a definitive method? I have sinus and tinnitus (possible caused by sinus,is it?

Examination: Examination and history of pressure or popping in the ear. You also may have tympanometry performed by your physician. It is examination using an impedance machine usually in an ENT physicians office. ...Read more

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Why does the ringing occur when you have eustachian tube dysfunction? And how do you know if you have fluid behind your ear or not that cause ringing?

Need an exam: To know if there is fluid behind the eardrum. There are objective tests to test too. Fluid usually causes hearing loss not ringing, sensorineural hearing loss or damage from meds like Aspirin can cause ringing. ...Read more

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Can having your bent looking down for many hours cause eustachian tube dysfunction?

Not likely.: Eustacian tube dysfunction is caused when the eustacian tube, which connects the ear to the nose, can not drain properly. This usually is caused by inflammation due to an ear infection, cold, sinus infection, allergies or the like. Looking down does not effect the angle of the tube, nor should it cause the tube to become clogged or inflamed in any way. ...Read more