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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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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.
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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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I want the name of Dr excellent extraction surgery fluid behind the eardrum?

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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.
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Dr. David S. Kam answered:

Yesterday i was told by my doctor that i have fluid behind the eardrum today it is more painful do i need antibotics. ?

May be

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If you have a hearing lost in the same ear and the effusion is purulent!
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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. David A. Mann answered:

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

Fluid

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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 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
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Dr. Robert Kwok answered:

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

Doctor can check

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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.
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Dr. Keith Ramsey answered:

I was wondering what are some ways to get rid of fluid behind eardrum (otitis media)?

Time usually works

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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.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh answered:

My brother has developed inner ear infection with fluid behind eardrum. What is it exactly?

Middle ear infection

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It is infection of the middle ear, not inner ear. Though fluid can accumulate due to allergies also. Fluid behind the ear drum can and should be treated to prevent damage to hearing.
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