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Eustachian tube dysfunction symptoms?

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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Dr. Franklyn Gergits
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Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (Definition)

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, ...Read more


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Eustachian tube dysfunction or patulous eustachian tube, what's the difference?

Ear tube issues: The two terms relate to the state of the eustacian tube and the consequences of that state.The patuous description implies the eustacian tube does not open and close in a normal manner. If you station tube is not open and close it is deemed to have dysfunction. This dysfunction may result in autophony, a sensation of hearing an echo in one's head. ...Read more

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Is "patulous eustachian tube" the real/medical name for eustachian tube dysfunction?

Is "patulous eustachian tube" the real/medical name for eustachian tube dysfunction?

Is the same: Normally the eustachian tube that connects middle ear to nasopharygeal area , remain closed in this condition it opens intermittently opens ...Read more

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Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause headaches?

Unusual: Eustachian tube dysfunction generally causes ear symptoms such as blocked hearing or ear ache and congestion in the rear of nasal passages is the mechanism of the dysfunction. In my experience headache is not seen in eustachian tube problems, but an otolaryngologist is more qualified to answer your question. ...Read more

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Can Sudafed make Eustachian Tube Dysfunction worse?

Maybe: Sudafed is a systemic decongestant, supposedly it should relieve the congestion and help draining the Eustachian tube. At times, as with local decongestants, a rebound congestion would occur, and would make things worse. Sudafed isn't the mainstay treatment for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction ...Read more

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Can musinex make Eustachian Tube Dysfunction worse?.

Eustachian tube issu: Unlikely - mucinex - contains guafenesin - the same ingredient in Robitussin. It is a mucolytic - thins mucus out - and thus would NOT likely cause any issues with the eustachian tube that drains the inner ear into the back of the throat - A decongestant might help your situation ...Read more

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What is eustachian tube dysfunction, bilateral?

As follows.: The main symptom is muffled or dulled hearing. You may also have ear pain because the eardrum is tensed and stretched. Other symptoms that may also develop include a feeling of fullness in the ear, ringing or buzzing in the ear (tinnitus) and dizziness. One or both ears may be affected. See ENT doc to manage this problem. ...Read more

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Will an orthodontic expander cause eustacian tube dysfunction?

Will an orthodontic expander cause eustacian tube dysfunction?

Palatal Expanders: Eustacian tube dysfunction is not a "usual" problem related to wear of a palatal expander. However, if there is localized swelling at the most posterior extension of the acrylic portion of the expander, or a sensitivity to the acrylic, the inflamation related to this swelling could be a consideration in a differential diagnosis. It would be best if you consulted with an ent, oral surgeon or md. ...Read more

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Can Zyrtec make Eustachian Tube Dysfunction worse?

NO: NO. It will help dry up mucus trapped in the eustachian tube. ...Read more

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Is sinusitis related to Eustachian Tube Dysfunction since July?

Sinus: Eustachian tube issues usually occur in the context of a bad cold, allergies, plane flights or enlarged adenoids. Sinus issues rarely cause them unless there is a bad postnasal drip ...Read more

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Could mild TMJ cause eustachian tube disfunctiion? Could the shifted jaw effect the eustachian tube?

Could mild TMJ cause eustachian tube disfunctiion? Could the shifted jaw effect the eustachian tube?

TMJ Effects: Hi alen, tmj dysfunction can affect the function of the eustachian tubes. To rule out something more serious, you'll want to visit with an ear/nose/throat doc first. If nothing wrong is found with your ear, then see a dentist specializing in TMJ disorders. ...Read more

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What is a patulous eustachian tube autophony?

What is a patulous eustachian tube autophony?

Hearing yourself: The term describes a condition in which patients can hear their own breath and voice much louder than normal. It occurs when the eustachian tube (which is normally closed) is open more than normal. This is can be very annoying. Luckily it is much less common than eustachian tube dysfunction in which the tube is more closed than normal (congested) and patients feel like they can't hear as well. ...Read more

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Can a loud rock concert cause Eustachian tube dysfunction?

Long term loud noise: can eventually lead to ringing in ears, hearing problems, etc. Eustachian tube issues are typically from blockage/infection. Please see your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Laryngopharyngeal Reflux causes eustacion tube dysfunction, yes? And Cholesteatoma is caused by eustacion tube dysfunction? How r they not linked plz?

Laryngopharyngeal Reflux causes eustacion tube dysfunction, yes? And Cholesteatoma is caused by eustacion tube dysfunction? How r they not linked plz?

EarCallusAin'tNoGood: It's all about an abnormal environment in the inner ear (behind the ear drum).Whether chronic fluid, intermittent infections or both(the two can be related),or old trauma. It's like a callus on your foot in the sense that extra skin starts growing, which serves a useful purpose on your foot, but crowds out normal structures in the ear and can do some real damage over time.So get it tended to ASAP. ...Read more

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Blocked ear tube removed due to Autophony pulsatile tinnitus Tube was sitting on ear drum surface no hole after removal. Could tube be symptom cause?

Blocked ear tube removed due to Autophony pulsatile tinnitus Tube was sitting on ear drum surface no hole after removal. Could tube be symptom cause?

TINNITUS/VERTIGO: IF THE SYMPTOMS DISAPPEARED, IT MAY HAVE BEEN FROM THE TUBE. Make sure you have a through ENT consult and Neuro consult. Get a second opinion full lab work up TFTS/VITD/B12/ Folate/LYME TITERS/ACEI LEVEL/. Mri of brain and spinal cord if symptoms persist or worsen. Also start low salt &GF diet WholeApproach.com ...Read more

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Can hypertension possibly cause clogged ears or blocked eustachian tubes?

Can hypertension possibly cause clogged ears or blocked eustachian tubes?

Unlikely: two common things and may occur together with one NOT causing the other! ...Read more

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Eustachian tube dysfunction in teens, what to do?

Eustachian tube dysfunction in teens, what to do?

Dysfunction: See an ENT specialist.He may prescribe a course of steroids but if it doesn't work he may suggest a myringotomy with tubes ...Read more