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Eustachian tube dysfunction not responding to treatment(nasal sprays, prescribed by various doctors) from 6months. Now my doctor is saying- go to gym?

Eustachian tube dysfunction not responding to treatment(nasal sprays, prescribed by various doctors) from 6months. Now my doctor is saying- go to gym?

Sprays won't help: There is no evidence that nasal sprays, steroids or others affect the eustachian tube patency or function. If the diagnosis of this problem has been made by a general physician, it is an overused diagnosis. True eustachian tube blockage leads to negative middle pressure, eventually fluid, and possible viral or bacterial infection. Advise seeing an ENT specialist for a specific diagnosis. ...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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Will eustachian tube dysfunction go away after radiation therapy isover?

Will eustachian tube dysfunction go away after radiation therapy isover?

Usually: Eusachian tube dysfunction starting during or immediately after radiation therapy for head and neck cancers or brain tumors will usually resolve with a month or two. However, it can sometimes persist longer, especially in some nasopharyngeal cancers when the tumor was very close to the eustachian tube and it received a higher dose. In these cases an ENT may be able to help. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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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 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