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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

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, where do I go for help?

Eustachian tube dysfunction, where do I go for help?

See ENT: To make the most accurate diagnosis see ENT who works with audiologist. Many conditions act like etd such as tmj. ...Read more

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Can you fly with eustachian tube dysfunction?

Can you fly with eustachian tube dysfunction?

Yes You Can: When you are in the plane you can chew gum. Yawn or drink liquids during take off and landing
If you suffer from allergies take your allrgy pill like Claritin or zyrtec and use steroid nasal drops if prescribed and take Sudafed if you do not suffer from hypertension
Allergy pills also come with Sudafed like claritinD24 HOURS ...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 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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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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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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Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause vertigo? If so, how should it be remedied?

Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause vertigo? If so, how should it be remedied?

Yes: Blockage of the eustachian tube, can cause fluid build up in your middle ear, which could also cause issues with your inner ear, causing vertigo. If this is the cause, the treatment would be to either reduce the inflammation in the area, relieve the congestion or both. This is usually done with antibiotics, but I like to prescribe steroids. Keep in mind, that there are other things that can cause ...Read more

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Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause cough headache? I have had this for 4 months.

Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause cough headache? I have had this for 4 months.

Not likely: This is an anatomical variance so you have had this your entire life by our headaches most likely are from another issue. For this you will need a thorough exam and some testing done ...Read more

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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 I become deaf from Eustachian tube dysfunction if it doesn't get treated for years?

Yes, this can: Lead to chronic middle ear infection, which can affect your eardrum or even auditory nerve. You should consult with ENT specialist. ...Read more

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My ETN doctor prescribed me trypsine/chymotryosine tablets for my eustachian tube dysfunction. It is not helping me. What should I take?

Not helping: It is not what you should take - it is what you MUST discuss with the doctor who prescribed the medicines that do not seem to be helping you. ...Read more

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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

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How can I know if I have eustachian tube dysfunction?

Eustacian tube: You might notice something called autophony where you hear your voice in your head somewhat like an echo. If this is common it basically clinches the diagnosis of eustachian tube dysfunction ...Read more

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What drugs should I use for eustachian tube dysfunction?

Eustachian tube: The only drugs you should use for this is the prescription from your primary doctor. ...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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What is the definition or description of: eustachian tube dysfunction?

What is the definition or description of: eustachian tube dysfunction?

Eustachian tube: 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... ...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

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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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How serious is eustachian tube dysfunction? If untreated, could it get worse? Self-treating doesn't seem to help.

How serious is eustachian tube dysfunction? If untreated, could it get worse? Self-treating doesn't seem to help.

Eustachian tube: Hello, The lining in your nose continues into the eustachian tube. Any condition affecting your nose will in turn cause ear symptoms. I would recommend afrin nasal spray as directed for 5 days. Saline sinus rinse such as NeilMed works well. An otc decongestant can be used as directed thereafter for 7-10 days. If the symptoms persist, then see your ent. He/she may recommend steroids, tube placement ...Read more

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What is the next step in treating eustachian tube dysfunction if the " long term" tubes fail? Obviously you can't keep having surgery every few years

Can repeat tubes: Actually, many people do get multiple sets of tubes throughout their adult life. There has been some papers on laser tuboplasty to surgically enlarge the eustachian tube and some attempts at stenting the et opening, but so far no consistently good results are available to alter practice patterns among most ENT doctors. It's a difficult problem with imperfect solutions at this point ...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 eustachian tube dysfunction eventually lead to permanent hearing loss?

Can eustachian tube dysfunction eventually lead to permanent hearing loss?

ETD: It doesn't normally lead to permanent hearing loss, but if it is a long term problem that isn't treated and followed by an Otolaryngologist, it can lead to middle ear ossicular "bone" problems or a condition called cholesteatoma both of which can cause permanent damage to hearing. Fortunately, this can be treated and alleviated. See an ENT and get examined and a hearing test. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy test (s) should I take to find out what's causing eustachian tube dysfunction?

Eustachian tube: Dysfunction usually occurs when the said tube malfunctions, typically when obstructed. You will best off under the care of the otolaryngologist to direct management needed. Take care!
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What kind of OTC medication can I use to treat eustachian tube dysfunction? (already using flonase)

What kind of OTC medication can I use to treat eustachian tube dysfunction? (already using flonase)

Keep using it: In the right way, directed backwards and outwards towards your ear away from the midline to avoid the nasal septum and to spray the nasal cavity well back to the where the Eustachian tubes openings are. It also helps if you irrigate your nose regularly with saline before using the flonase, if no improvement see your doctor/ENT, good luck ...Read more

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I sprayed a extra dose of Flonase by accident for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction will that make it worse? Or will it make me sick?

I sprayed a extra dose of Flonase by accident for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction will that make it worse? Or will it make me sick?

Not to worry: A single extra dose should not be a problem. Do please stick to administration instructions your doctor recommends. ...Read more

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I have Eustachian Tube Dysfunction that I think is caused by dairy allergy. Would testing for a dairy allergy be considered medically necessary? .

I have Eustachian Tube Dysfunction that I think is caused by dairy allergy. Would testing for a dairy allergy be considered medically necessary? .

Depends: If the problem goes away when you are off dairy and returns when consumed, you need to stay away from dairy regardless what the test may show. Do note way over 50% of people with allergy to dairy can tolerate dairy which has been baked. ...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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Could you tell me if ear tubes permanently fix eustachian tube dysfunction?

Could you tell me if ear tubes permanently fix eustachian tube dysfunction?

No: Tubes provide a temporary solution that may help long term. If the Eustachian tube has failed for an extended period, the tubes can allow the middle ear to ventilate, permitting any chronic swelling to subside. During the initial procedure, thick mucoid debris is removed. Once the debris is gone, natural thinner middle ear mucous may drain appropriately. The tubes would no longer be needed. ...Read more

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I have eustachian tube dysfunction. I have been to three EN T'S. What is the best way for my ear to be unblocked?

I have eustachian tube dysfunction. I have been to three EN T'S. What is the best way for my ear to be unblocked?

Blocked ears: Why do you have Eustacian Tube Dysfunction? That is not a real diagnosis, just the symptom. Do you have chronic inflammation perhaps due to allergies or physical obstruction from adenoids? Or do you have Patulous or collapsing ET? What have you been treated with so far? Have you been advised to have tubes placed? Do you get ear infections or just feel blocked but normal exam? See another ENT. ...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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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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What actually is eustachian tube dysfunction and its symptom? Could it be cured?

Ear fullness: The eustachian tube is a muscular tube which connects the middle ear with the back of the nose. It 's function is to equalize the air pressure in the middle ear. It can dysfunction when it gets swollen or closed during a cold, allergies or barotrauma (pressure changes during flying or scuba diving). Decongestants may help. A consult with your doctor should be obtained before starting treatment ...Read more

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

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

ET tube not opening: Et dysfunction occurs usually because the tube that aerates the area behind you eardrum into your nasopharynx is blocked for some reason or another. The cure depends on the reason it is blocked. Cogestion from sinus disease, allergies, large or infected adenoids can cause it. If it is bothersome consider an ENT visit. ...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

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For the first time I have Eustachian Tube Dysfunction and it brothers me since last week! How is it treated? Thank you.

For the first time I have Eustachian Tube Dysfunction and it brothers me since last week! How is it treated? Thank you.

Eustachian tube dysf: Nasal congestion due to allergies or infection can cause blockage of the tube that connect middle ear to the back of nose. Or even middle-ear to nose. You can auto-insufflation (pop ears) along with anti-histamine and decongestant to see if your ear fullness resolves. If not or gets acutely worse, you will need to see your doctor. ...Read more