Doctor insights on:
Fluid Buildup In Ears In Adults
No: This is normally associated with repeated exposure to loud sounds. ...Read more
Yes: Conductive type of deafness.Get a more detailed answer ›
Muscle spasm: is much more likely. Not dangerous, just feels strange. Stapedius is the muscle that is in spasm. ...Read more
Agree w Dr. Wyatt: It may represent barotrauma - this could occur at deeper or shallower depths. You referred to "deep water". You haven't told us if this is breath hold diving, scuba diving, surface supplied air, mixed gas or what. Your dive profile will help provide a clue as to cause. A brief shallow dive well within dive tables will not likely cause dcs. Give more info to get more info. Can re-ask. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not likely: It is virtually impossible to demonstrate fluid in the eustachian tube clinically or even radiologically. Eustachian tube obstruction leads to negative pressure in the middle ear and eventually fluid in the middle ear space. If the ear drum on inspection is considered to be normal, then it is highly unlikely to have eustachian tube obstruction. ...Read more
How come there is an excessive of fluid in the inner ear? Where are those fluid come from? Sweat entering the ear ? :))
Meniere's?: If you are referring to the cause of meniere's, the problem is in the transport of salt on a molecular level. When there is improper transport of salt ion's, the fluid follow the salt. This causes excessive fluid in your inner ear. (it isnt caused by sweat that goes from your outer ear into your inner year). This is the reason that the first line of therapy is to keep your salt intake low! ...Read more
Age matters : I'm a pediatrician, but hope i can still give you helpful advice. In babies and children, we treat ear infex based on the degree of illness and/or discomfort with the infex. Fluid can be present behind the eardrum with an acute ear infection. If it does not resolve and/or it's adversely affecting one's hearing, we are quicker to act on that. See an ENT (ear/nose/throat) specialist. ...Read more
Not likely, but...: Could what you're describing be normal, or could your ear canal be blocked, inflamed, infected? Maybe trapped fluid behind tympanic membrane? Do you hear "fluid noises" in other people's ears when they eat? You might want to have an ear exam to find out what you're really experiencing or at least for reassurance. A good ENT evaluation is recommended next. ...Read more
Allergies possible: When there is fluid behind the eardrum this can cause a sense of congestion, crackling ears and at times severe dizziness or headache. Allergies are commonly the cause and draining the ears internally by using some guaifenisin at 1200mg twice daily and some loratadine or other antihistamine can help significantly. Sinus infection can ensue if the fluid remains undrained. ...Read more
Is it typical for young children to have recurring moisture buildup in the ear behind the eardrum?
Yes: The middle ear makes fluid in everyone. If the eustachian tube is blocked, the fluid builds up. In babies and young children, the area where the eustachian tube opens in the back of the nose is narrow and can get inflamed easily by nasal sinus problems or adenoid enlargement, hence the increased incident of ear infections and fluid in children. ...Read more
Isn't there: Those with inner ear issues do not by their diagnosis, need any middle fluid to be present.Inner ear disorders reflect an attack of the ear nerve, that usually comes through the bloodstream. Someone with inner ear disease can have incidental middle ear fluid and that may be visible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pressure change: Fluid builds updue to a change in pressure, which can be secondary to infection, altitude change or even allergy. When you drink liquids, they do not go into your ears. ...Read more
What can cause throbbing in one ear - but no fluid behind the ear or infection and pressure from both ears originating from inside out?
Yes: In children, persistent fluid in the middle ear can resolve at any time after an infection; however, the longer it persists, the lower the odds that it will resolve on its own. Particularly if the child has recurrent infections, or shows signs of hearing loss, tubes may be necessary. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ear fluid: Have someone look in your ear.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there really definitive tests that show an inner ear fluid buildup that may result in dizziness as a main physical symtom?
Some: Tympanometry testing can tell if there is fluid in the middle ear, which can cause dizziness. The inner ear, however, is a little more involved to test as there are a number of tests to do to fully assess the inner ear as it is nearly impossible to access. There are different hearing and nerve tests that can be done, but i'm not sure one could definitively tell you there's fluid in the inner ear. ...Read more
My ears feel like they are stopped up, hurt, and pop. I've been to 3 docs (said they looked fine). History of middle ear and fluid buildup problems. ?
Pop Pop Fizz Fizz...: "There's more than meets the eye" -anon (and a feeble mind, I might add). OK so it looks OK. You probably need a test to measure the reactivity of your inner ear structures as well as how your ear drum is functioning ("Tympanometry"). These help measure the pressures, etc inside that may be causing your symptoms. Go see an ENT doc or Audiologist. And take care if you fly or drive to altitude. ...Read more
My 3 yo has tubes and wax buildup. Ent suggested h20 and vinegar. He screamed a lot. So they told to stop. Now ear is draining wax and fluid. Normal?
Probably : It's probably the consequence of putting in water and vinegar. I suggest that you make an appointment with your doctor(either pediatrician or ent) to confirm that the wax build up is better. ...Read more
Ear has wax and fluid buildup. Doc said no infection but tragus is swollen and ear is hurting. Ear infection?
Unlikely: You note ear wax and fluid build up. You note a doctor said no infection. You have pain and think it is infection. It is unlikely that you have an infection but I don't know your age, risks, symptoms beside pain. In the summer it could be that you have build up and pain from allergies. The sneezing and inflammation can cause fluid build up. If persists then revisit your doctor for treatments ...Read more
Can a hearing specialist (ent) literally see, (with mri's) the presence of inner ear fluid buildup that may result in the diagnosis meniere's disease?
I have dust mite allergies and my right ear goes almost deaf is something swelling up or is it fluid buildup also it tends to happen after headphones?
Not from mites: House dust mite allergy may cause nasal congestion and inner ear issue but would not be linked to headphones. Get your ears checked to make sure that earwax is not the issue. I suspect that you have dry earwax which swells up from the sweating after wearing headphone. Let me know if my hunch is right. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluid buildup on the inner ear, no infection. Have vertigo, doctor prescribed Valium 2mg and is helping somewhat. Anyway to rid fluid quickly or wait?
I'm confused: Your question makes no sense. The only kind of fluid buildup in the inner ear comes from meniere's disease. This causes repeated episodes of a spinning sensation that lasts hours. Fluid buildup in the middle ear can cause a temporary hearing loss and sometimes unsteadiness. Youn can't diagnose extra fluid in the inner ear just by looking. I need more info or a better exam. ...Read more
Have severe sore throat pain for 2wks . Strep and mono have been ruled out. Was told there is fluid buildup behind ears. What is causing the pain?
I have been struggling with ear fluid and a buildup of phlegm in upper part of throat. This started with a cold. I have had two ear infections since. They discovered MRSA, which has now cleared. CT scan is clear. Prilosec did not work. ?
Phlegm: It sounds like you still have sinus inflammation with mucous draining down into your throat. Try a nasal steroid like Flonase for maintenance therapy or an antihistamine like Claritin. If symptoms persist, oral antibiotics or low dose oral prednisone may help. An ENT consult may be needed. ...Read more
Is draining middle ear fluid a simple and common procedure for adults? Can it be done in the physicians office?
How serious is "fluid in the "ear in adults not caused by swimming.. symptoms are nausea vomiting, and problems with equillibrium, can it be cured.
Is vomiting normal when adults get an ear infection? And is it good if yellow fluid is coming out of my ear?
Adult ear infection: There're 2 major types of ear infections, otitis media and otitis externa. The first, middle ear infections are more common in children, the second, infection in the ear canal, is more common in adults; especially swimmers, surfers, and diviers. Yes, the ear canal infection can lead to nausea and vomiting. And no, not good if yellow fluid comes out of your ear! Only ear wax should be there! ...Read more
How can you get rid of the non infected fluid (after a ear infection in an adult)in the ear drum faster then waiting it out?
Pop ears: The underlying problem is the Eustachian tube, which connects the nose with the ear. You can try using Afrin nasal spray and try to clear your ears by pinching your nose and blowing. Can also try nasal steroid like Flonase or Nasacort (triamcinolone). If you can't pop the ears, you might need to have a procedure to evacuate the fluid. You'll need to see an ENT specialist for that. Best wishes ...Read more
Pressure buildup in back of head when lying down feels like fluid. Ct LP and MRI supposedly clear. Pressure and tingling also there when upright?
Think muscles!!!: You have a muscle issue in the neck and shoulders because they work together. Tightness in these muscles will pinch nerves and trigger all types of odd pain sensations. For chronic pain suffers a wellness program of vitamins and minerals (esp. Magnesium glycinate) sleep hygiene, exercise, self massage, yoga, heat, epsom tub soaking, stretching all are needed. I like acupuncture! ...Read more
Would avoid...: You should have a health care provider clean out earwax if it really causing discomfort or impaired hearing. The risk of ear candling is burning of the ear canal and studies have shown that what is actually being drained or removed as "ear wax" is actually the candles own debris. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- What causes fluid in the ears in adults?
- Fluid buildup in head
- Fluid buildup behind eye
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Inner ear fluid treatment adults
- Can sinsusitis cause ear fluid buildup?
- Does sinus infection cause ear fluid buildup?
- How to get rid of fluid buildup in ear?
- Fluid in ears symptoms adults