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Fluid Behind The Eardrum In Adults
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
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
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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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
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: If you have a hearing lost in the same ear and the effusion is purulent! ...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
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 more
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
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 more
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.
Fluid behind my eardrum. Antibiotics didn't help, couldn't take steroids because of reaction. What can I do at home? Can't see specialist for month.
Confirmed?: Is the presence of fluid confirmed by your doctor and how long has this been present? In many cases this is the result of prolonged nasal congestion. If you have allergies, nasal steroid may help. If this is from a cold, nasal decongestant pill and/or spray (for up to 5 days) may be tried. ENT evaluation is needed if the problem has been present for >2 weeks. ...Read more
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
I have had tinnitus since the age of 12 also diagnosed with tmj. Rencently, my doctor confirmed fluid behind eardrum. Can fluid increase tinnitus?
Yes: Consult your md asap for fluid behind your eardrum. Ringing in your ears can be a caused by many things and this needs to be diagnosed by your physician. Unlikely related to tempro mandibular joint disorder. However the jaw joint and ear are so closely related anatomically they are frequently associated by patients. Suggest consult with md for cause of said fluid behind ear. Hope this helps. ...Read more
YES,: IF THE FLUID IS INFECTION LYMPH NODES WILL ENLARGE ...Read more
Dr says fluid behind eardrum, didn't give antibiotics. Can't take decongestants cause of PVCs. Been feeling dizzy, from fluid? Do I need antibiotic?
Not really: As this is mostly viral or due to obstructed Eustachian tube (s), however it is purely judgemental, and one of the most controversial topics in medicine: whether to give antibiotics for fluid build up behind the eardrums. It won't cause dizziness though, that would be the inner ear not the middle. At any rate revisit your doctor or have a second opinion, meanwhile, saline nasal washes would help, ...Read more
I have fluid behind my eardrum in both ears. I can't hear at all and the medicine I got did not help. When should I go back to the Dr? The bulging is
How: Long have you taking the medications. If you have completed your treatment or condition is getting worse, you may contact your treating physician ...Read more
I have bad seasonal allergies. On drive down through the mountains had dizzy/vertigo/numbness. Now I feel fluid behind eardrum. Worse dizziness drivin?
Been 1 week with fluid behind eardrum with feeling of fullness and reduced hearing. Now ear is popping when I yawn. Good sign?
Ear popping with swallowing or yawning signals pressure equalization between inner and out ear.
While annoying, this problem usually isn't serious. Rarely, if it persists and worsens, it can lead to a perforated eardrum, an acute ear infection, and even loss of hearing. Be sure to see your doctor if you develop fever, severe ear pain, or drainage from an ear. ...Read more
Fluid behind eardrums, nasal spray doesn't work and I am now in some pain, I can feel pressure in my ears?
Middle ear effusion: Fluid behind the ear drum can occur with or without infection. Causes include colds, sinusitis, Eustachian tube dysfunction, allergies to name a few. Generally first line treatment include use of oral and nasal decongestants and active inflation of ears. If this does not help some patients may need to have tubes placed. Talk with your doctor about being referred to an ENT. ...Read more
I have fluid behind left eardrum following a head cold. Hearing loss and mild pain for 8 days, no fever, won't drain. What should I do?
Antihistamine: Decongestant for a day or so with salt water gargle. There may be some swelling in the oropharynx preventing drainage and pressure equalization through the eustation tube. If this does not work have sombody have a look in the ear (primary care or ENT) ...Read more
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