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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
Yesterday i was told by my doctor that I have fluid behind the eardrum today it is more painful do I need antibotics. ?
Probably: Painful middle ear fluid may be viral or bacterial. Depending on the duration of time you have had this, therapy would be indicated. It is very important to understand that at age 57, viral infections predominate and an antibiotic may not be helpful. Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pak is a good idea as an anti-inflammatory drug. If there is a significant hearing loss, i and d would give you the answers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 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
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