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Doctor insights on: Fluid Behind Eardrum Symptoms

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Should I be worried about fluid behind the eardrum?

Should I be worried about fluid behind the eardrum?

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

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Is it possible to remove fluid trapped behind eardrum? How?

Is it possible to remove fluid trapped behind eardrum? How?

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

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I have fluid behind the eardrum its so painful how can i get some relieve ?

I have fluid behind the eardrum its so painful how can i get some relieve ?

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

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Son went to dr and he said he has fluid behind eardrum and it causing pain. Gave no meds. What do I do?

Manage the pain: Most fluid behind the ear goes away on its own. The best way to manage this is using over the counter pain medications such as Acetaminophen and ibuprofen, assuming he has no allergies to these medications. Be sure to follow the directions on the package. If the pain worsens over the next day or two, you should have his ear looked at again. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Fluid trapped behind eardrum for 4 months, how can I tell if it drained?

Fluid trapped behind eardrum for 4 months, how can I tell if it drained?

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

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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

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

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

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

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

Decongestants: Things that improve eustachian tube function include decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, oral steroids (ex prednisone), and nasal decongestants (ex. Afrin). ...Read more