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Dr. Kristin Sokol
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Fluid Behind Ear Drum (Definition)

Fluid behind the ear drum may be without infection (otitis media with effusion) or may become infected with pain and ...Read more


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I have had fluid in ear for months keep giving different antbotics what is this cause from?

I have had fluid in ear for months keep giving different antbotics what is this cause from?

Serous otitis media: Sounds like serous otitis media. A non infected collection of fluid behind the eardrum. This is why various antibiotics haven't worked. May want to have an ENT doc look at it to confirm the diagnosis and consider treatment vs continued watching. ...Read more

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Best ways to remove fluid in ear? It's been three weeks and nothing prescribed to me has worked.

Best ways to remove fluid in ear? It's been three weeks and nothing prescribed to me has worked.

OME: You are correct that most cases do not respond to medications but the good news is that most will resolve by themselves in 2-3 months (sometimes may even take longer). If you are too uncomfortable then consult your physician again after few more weeks. ...Read more

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Fluid in ear and headache. Had polyp in right nostril go away but now in left one. Is this normal? Taking medication, but no alleviation for infection

Fluid in ear and headache. Had polyp in right nostril go away but now in left one. Is this normal? Taking medication, but no alleviation for infection

Sinus infection & po: Sinus infection and polyps is fairly common. You have to treat the infection and the Lily's at the same time. We usually give oral steroids, topical nasal steroids and antibiotics for this problem at the same time. You will need a thorough nasal exam with a scope to look for other polyps and then can start the treatment. See an ENT doctor for this in the near future. Good luck and feel better ...Read more

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7yo failed hearing test & ENT found fluid in ear & large tonsil. After 2 rounds of antibiotics fluid decreased but not gone. Can we wait it out?

7yo failed hearing test & ENT found fluid in ear & large tonsil. After 2 rounds of antibiotics fluid decreased but not gone. Can we wait it out?

Yes: It can take up to 3 months for fluid to go away completely. Things to consider if you should wait this long include trouble hearing, school grades/problems, ear discomfort, ear infections and quality of speech. If none of these are issues it is reasonable to wait another month. Waiting longer than three months doesn't usually significantly increase the hances of the fluid going away. ...Read more

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I have fluid in middle ear will it drain naturally? Have been told op and gromits, which I don't want, Hearing returning slowly

I have fluid in middle ear will it drain naturally? Have been told op and gromits, which I don't want, Hearing returning slowly

Usually resolves: Fluid in the middle ear, called serous otitis, usually resolves on its own. If it is severe and your hearing is impaired then the ENT surgeons can offer other solutions. If your hearing is returning then I would give it a while longer for it to resolve on its own. ...Read more

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How long should it take for fluid to get out ear? I'm waiting for infection meds to work and feel horrible can't hear for 5 days now everything hurts

Ask your doctor: Whether you should have responded by now. If you really have external otitis/"water on ear", then you would be applying the medicine to the outside. If there is too much swelling the medicine might not be getting down into the canal and a wick may be needed. If internal otitis media/"fluid in ear", 2-3 days max. If your whole ear is swollen, you may need a different medicine. ...Read more

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I have an e.n.-m (?) prb. I believe the cause is a 2 ear inf. That resulted in a hole in ear - severe pain at cold, 'hear' fluid sonetimes in ear. Thxs

I have an e.n.-m (?) prb. I believe the cause is a 2 ear inf. That resulted in a hole in ear - severe pain at cold, 'hear' fluid sonetimes in ear. Thxs

Needs to be checked: You have problem with your middle ear for two years. I will get it checPked by your Primary Care Physician and you may need referral for a ENT Specialist ...Read more

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My right ear sounds muffled and I can't hear well out of it. Could it be fluid?

My right ear sounds muffled and I can't hear well out of it. Could it be fluid?

Muffled hearing: Hearing loss can be due to loud noise, age, earwax, ear infection, ruptured eardrum or other conditions that affect the middle or inner ear. A middle ear infection can cause fluid behind the eardrum and hearing loss. Sometimes there is a ringing, roaring or buzzing suggesting an inner ear infection. This can be associated with dizziness or vertigo. If your hearing problem persists get exam. ...Read more

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Can people hear the fluid noises in my ears while eating?

Can people hear the fluid noises in my ears while eating?

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

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I've lost some hearing in my ear. Does that mean I've got fluid in my ear, if so what can be done by it?

I've lost some hearing in my ear. Does that mean I've got fluid in my ear, if so what can be done by it?

ENT consultation: You cannot expect us to evaluate a hearing loss over the internet. There are many causes of hearing loss involving either the middle ear or inner ear or even wax obstruction the ear canal. Middle ear fluid is only one possible cause and you need to see a specialist for an appropriate diagnosis. The answer to what can be done depends on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My ear has been really irritated, but today I cant hear at out of it and it hurts sometimes a fluid comes out.

Suspect infection: Fluid can be from the middle ear compartment if the eardrum has perforated, which is often related to infection or from the outer ear compartment related to inflammation/infection. Recommend getting it looked at to determine cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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There is a weird bubbling noise going on in my left ear. I hear it only when my head is in a certain position. How do I fix this? Fluid in ear?

There is a weird bubbling noise going on in my left ear. I hear it only when my head is in a certain position. How do I fix this? Fluid in ear?

Bubble in ear.: You need to have someone look in your ear. Tomorrow would be good. Most likely water in ear. Do you swim in Islandton? ...Read more

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Hi. I have been hearing a squishy fluid sound at the back of my head near my left ear. I also hear these loud cracking sounds from the back of my head?

Hi. I have been hearing a squishy fluid sound at the back of my head near my left ear. I also hear these loud cracking sounds from the back of my head?

Fluid behind eardrum: You may have fluid buildup begin the eardrum. Can be from allergies or a cold. You may also have Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. This causes a lack of drainage from the middle ear into the throat and results in fluid buildup.
Nasal steroids usually help. ...Read more

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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

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

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Seems like I have fluid in my ears for a month now. I hear this when making a yawning motion and when swallowing. Ears don't hurt. What do I do?

Seems like I have fluid in my ears for a month now. I hear this when making a yawning motion and when swallowing. Ears don't hurt. What do I do?

Get an eval: Since this has been a month now, it is time to see a dr. For an eval and assessment of your ears. Possibly you have simple inner ear congestion and a medication that helps decongest you will help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I blew my nose and now I can't really hear out of my right ear & there is pain & ringing. I am just getting over a cold, could this be fluid on my ear?

I blew my nose and now I can't really hear out of my right ear & there is pain & ringing. I am just getting over a cold, could this be fluid on my ear?

OTITIS /URI: Yes you need to be examined. Evaluated for otitis, also ruptured ear drum and throat culture for pharyngitis. You may need antibiotics. While you are waiting take Vit C 5gm. Zinc 100mg echinacea and goldenseal. Push fluids ...Read more

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How can I get rid if this fluid behind my ears?? It hurts when I'm laying down. I get dizzy and I can't hear. I fly next week so I need this gone asap

How can I get rid if this fluid behind my ears?? It hurts when I'm laying down. I get dizzy and I can't hear. I fly next week so I need this gone asap

??? in ear: Do you mean in or behind ear? Your going to have to see a live doc for this one. Need to see in your ear with otoscope to help. ...Read more

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I Have an ear infection I can't hear out my left ear and I have severe pain I feel fluid coming out. Can the ER turn me away if I Have no insurance?

No, why?: With your description, you need to be attended to in any healthcare setting, you qualify for an ER visit even if you don't have insurance, best wishes ...Read more

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I have a viral ear infection with fluid build up. I can't hear out of my right ear and it feels like it might burst! Anyway to relieve this pain?

I have a viral ear infection with fluid build up. I can't hear out of my right ear and it feels like it might burst! Anyway to relieve this pain?

Yes: Decongestants can be helpful to dry up some of the fluid production. Oral pain medication can be helpful to relieve the pain such as Tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. Nasal sprays such as Flonase or nasocort can help with the congestion in your nose to help relieve pressure in the ear since the nasal and ear passages are all connected. ...Read more

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Some clear fluid drained from my ears, Yday my right ear was blocked & I couldn't hear. Today I woke up with a sore lump in my ear lobe p. causes?

Some clear fluid drained from my ears, Yday my right ear was blocked & I couldn't hear. Today I woke up with a sore lump in my ear lobe p. causes?

See your PCP: Some conditions like ear discharge, loss of hearing require further assessment and your PCP may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to an ENT specialist to determine a diagnosis. See your PCP first for evaluation and tests. ...Read more

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Blocked ears for over a year, difficulty hearing yet hearing test is normal, tinnitus, ear pain, ct scan normal, no fluid present, air going up Eustachian tubes. Originally disagnosed with ETD, doesn’t seem to be the problem now. Please help?

Blocked ears for over a year, difficulty hearing yet hearing test is normal, tinnitus, ear pain, ct scan normal, no fluid present, air going up Eustachian tubes. Originally disagnosed with ETD, doesn’t seem to be the problem now. Please help?

Eustachian tube dysf: Are you popping your ears 30 to 40 times a day?
This is what you need to be doing. Also take Flonase 2 sprays each nostril 2 x day. If this does not help, you may need a pressure equalization tube placed in both ear drums. This will allow the ears to equlibrate and you will not feel a pressure sensation there all day. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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What can cause a thick dark brown fluid to come out of my ear, and loss of hearing?

What can cause a thick dark brown fluid to come out of my ear, and loss of hearing?

Ear wax: Most likely cause is earwax impacting the ear canal, likely from overuse of qtips. Debrox otc or peroxide drops to the ear to loosen the wax and then using a sod bulb syringe with warm water should work to clear the ear. Other less likely cause could be an jnfection. ...Read more

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Okay my ear feels clogged I hear wind but im inside and fluid sometimes leaks will this go away?

Okay my ear feels clogged I hear wind but im inside and fluid sometimes leaks will this go away?

Eustachian tube: Hello, your ear symptoms are due to a eustachian tube dysfunction. The lining in your nose continues into the eustachian tube. Any condition affecting your nose will in turn cause ear symptoms. I would recommend afrin nasal spray as directed for 5 days. An otc decongestant can be used as directed thereafter for 7-10 days. If the symptoms persist, then see your ent. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of excess ear wax in the ear or fluid? Sometimes my l ear has a suction feeling when I lay on it and muffled hearing

What are symptoms of excess ear wax in the ear or fluid? Sometimes my l ear has a suction feeling when I lay on it and muffled hearing

Ear wax or fluid: Muffled hearing, crackling, popping and pressure feeling have been described in patients who have excess ear wax or fluid. Some do not experience any symptoms. Have your primary doc or ENT take a look in your ears. ...Read more

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How long after ears become completely blocked (due to cold) does fluid begin to build up? Can hearing loss be permanent? Could the eardrum burst?

How long after ears become completely blocked (due to cold) does fluid begin to build up? Can hearing loss be permanent? Could the eardrum burst?

Variable. No. Rare: Depends on the course of your disease. Sometimes no fluid builds up. Hearing loss is temporary. Eardrum would only burst if you developed pus in the middle ear and pressure built up. Rare.
Use OTC decongestants. Ask your MD about antibiotics. If no improvement, see ENT doc. ...Read more