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Fluid Behind Eardrum In Adults Symptoms
Fluid in ears: Typically, it is not a big problem. Many groups feel that we should only treat it with decongestants. If it becomes very painful or your hearing is seriously affected, I would see your doctor or ent. ...Read more
Fluid: Fluid can be pushed out by popping the ears (valsalva manuever). If you can get the ear to pop then you are forcing air up the eustachian tube into the middle and simutaneously forcing fuid out the tube. Afrin (oxymetazoline) and sudafed help open the tubes. Also, sugery to puncture drum will allow fluid to come out. Often a pressure equalizing tube is put in to keep the drainage port o[pen for several months. ...Read more
See physician,: I'll give some over the counter measures that might help but if the pain persists please see your physician or an ENT specialist. Fluid behind the ear, serous otitis, can not only cause pain and infection but if prolonged it may cause hearing loss. At home try warm moist compresses as often as needed, Sudafed or other decongestant and Advil, Naprosyn or Tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain. Good luck. ...Read more
Son went to dr and he said he has fluid behind eardrum and it causing pain. Gave no meds. What do I do?
Middle ear fluid: Middle ear fluid is a common incidental finding and can be associated with a muffled like feeling in kids (like not being able to pop your ears after flying).The fluid itself is benign and may persist for weeks at a time without problems or might become infected by throat germs over less than 8 hours.Ibuprofen is usually adequate for pain with recheck if or when the kid is running fever. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Doctor can check: A doctor can look to check the eardrums. Also, an instrument called a tympanometer can tell when there is no fluid nor pressure behind an eardrum. If there are no symptoms, a person would have a hard time telling whether or not she has fluid behind her eardrums without the help of a doctor. ...Read more
Fluid behind eardrums--about to study abroad in china (12 days from now). Can I get rid of it by then?
Consider myringotomy: A myringotomy, lancing the eardrum, is very effective at resolve the fluid accumulation behind your eardrum. ...Read more
Otitis: If the fluid does not go away within about two weeks, it usually does not resolve on its own. If this is the case, see an ENT for treatment. ...Read more
I don't know what you mean with this question.
If you have fluid behind the ear drum, any ear nose and throat doctor should be able to help you. This is a very routine issue in ENT practice. ...Read more
I went to the doctor about a month ago and they told me I had fluid behind my eardrums and I feel off balance all the time now. Do you think it's the fluid causing this or a more serious issue, I've been really worried about it thanks!
Probably the fluid: This is probably just the fluid. Ask you doctor however if a referral to en ENT specialist is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Fluid: Inflammatory eustachian tube disease. See ENT for diagnosis and tx. ...Read more
Yes: Studies in day care centers suggest the persistence of middle ear fluid for up to 3 months in the first year in patients with no symptoms. The occurrence is aggravated by smaller drainage tubes in kids heads, allergies & recurrent URI's. As they approach age 8-9 they achieve 90% of adult head size & the issue is uncommon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to know if I have fluid behind my eardrum? I can make a fluid/watery sound everytime I want. Also comes when swallowing/chewing. Is that it?
Is there a faster way to get rid of fluid built up behind the eardrum besides decongestants? I have taken allegra (fexofenadine) d for one week.
Time usually works: If it doesn't resolve with time, then the best way is to use a steroid nasal spray for 2-3 weeks. If that doesn't help then antibiotics might help or as a last resort, pe tubes from an ent. ...Read more
I have fluid behind my right eardrum. I have taken antibiotics 2 weeks ago after seeing a doctor, but it will not drain out yet.
Takes time: The fluid can take a much longer time to re-absorb once the infection is clear. If it's causing problems, see the doctor that prescribed the antibiotics, and ask if a referral to an ENT specialist is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more
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