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What is the best treatment for fluid behind the eardrum in an adult?

Decongestants

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things that improve eustachian tube function include decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, oral steroids (ex Prednisone), and nasal decongestants (ex. Afrin)
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Dr. John McMahan answered:

Fluid behind eardrum. What is the recommended treatment?

Ear Fluid

There are numerous issues that contribute to ear fluid... allergies, colds, viruses, indfections, sinusitis, deviated septums, barotitis from flying or scuba diving, nasal polyps, etc. etc. I would consult an ENT specialist for answers.
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Dr. Cornelia Franz answered:

Toddler with perforated eardrum, what is the proper treatment?

See doctor

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Typically we use ear drops and/or oral antibiotics and follow up in 10-14 days to be sure it is healed.
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Can there be treatment for an ear infection in someone who was born with holes in the eardrum?

Yes

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Antibiotic ear drops can be prescribed to treat outer and middle ear infections even with a perforation. Sometimes oral antibiotics are needed for middle ear infections alone or with the drops. The other pressing issue is the "holes" you were born with. That is unusual and you should see an ENT doctor for full exam and hearing test.
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Why don't men want to go to doctors? My husband has perforated eardrum, and I feel I have to drag him in to be seen. What will happen to him without treatment?

Will likely be fine.

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Many perforated eardrums heal up on their own with no complications. He shouldn't be swimming or putting anything into his ear. If he's getting more pain or discharge from the ear or fevers, he needs to go in. Tell him if he loses his hearing, you'll just have to talk louder. Good luck!
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could eardrum problem due to loud noise cause constant mild tinnitus and constant lighthead/balance problem?Is it curable?what kind of treatment?

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I would not hesitate to get in to an ENT doctor. Treatment depends upon the symptoms, history and findings. I would assume that x-rays, possible cat scan and/or MRI may need to be done to give you a definitive answer as far as the prognosis
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Dr. Thomas Riney answered:

My doctor diagnosed me with ear drum rupture. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

Ruptured ear drum

Antibiotic
It all depends on what caused it. If infection, may need an antibiotic if not draining well. If traumatic , should heal in 24 hours or so. If from a loud explosion, need to monitor your neuro exam
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

Can politics stop civilian ENT's say surgery needed for mastotiditis & tore ear drum. Civ DR's refuse treatment when thy find out VA caused it Apr 201?

Gets complicated...

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In general, the U.S. is a free country, so a patient can select any doctor he wants to go to, and likewise, a doctor can select which patient he wants to treat. That makes life fair. Usually, if there is a complication after a surgery, that surgeon or another surgeon on the same team corrects the problems, instead of bringing an outside person into a problem situation. The VA may have more rules.
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Treatments for chronic ear infection / bulging eardrum?

Several

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Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.
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Dr. David Martin answered:

How long does it take to get rid of fluid behind the eardrum?

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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.
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