Doctor insights on:
Fluid In Ears Symptoms Adults
I'm wanting to know what's wrong with me. My symptoms are hearache, runny nose, fluid in ears, blood in snot from nose, body aches. Please tell me what it is.?
URI type Infection: It sounds like you have a bad cold or possibly an early case of the flu. If you have a high fever, you should see a doctor. If the headache is very severe or you get a stiff neck, you should see a doctor. If your ears become very painful, you may have an ear infection. The infection could be viral or bacterial. Which one it is determines which medications might help. ...Read more
Sudden onset of sore throat, wheezing, loss of voice, Fluid in ears but no runny nose fever or any other symptoms could this be strep throat?
Unlikely: Most probably it's a viral infection leading to this constellation of symptoms, unlikely to be streptococcal pharyngitis from the outset, although bacteria may kick in later, but symptoms will change. Saline nasal washes, salt water gargles for decongestion remain the mainstay for treatment though, together with voice rest, fluids, bronchodilator for wheezing if you're prescribed one, c MD if worse ...Read more
Ear infection: A swimmer's ear will cause sharp ear pain and drainage of fluid. A middle ear infection with a tympanic membrane perforation will also produce that. ...Read more
No: Nasonex (mometasone) works for rhinitis symptoms but has been shown to have no effects in the outcome of middle ear effusion. Effusion might increase the risk of getting middle ear infection. It may take several months before the fluid go away. Systemic corticosteroid may hasten the drainage. ...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
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 more
I'm worried because my 5 year old son has smelly fluid in ears and pimplelike rash around his body, what do you suggest?
Top of head & front of head pressure, feeling fluid in ears and feelng off balance, im scared this has been happening for four days what could it be?
The symptoms are more consistent with a viral rhino-sinusitis. This problem, is most likely viral, but you must see an ENT doctor for an appropriate diagnosis and treatment. The fluid in the ear feeling is most likely from Eustachian tube edema. 4 days duration is consistent with a viral upper respiratory infection. If symptoms last longer, as above, see an ENT doctor.
Answer-: 'bad teeth' do not typically produce ear problems. Have your dentist treat you for all your dental problems and see an ENT specialist (or primary care physician) for any problems with your ear. Find practioners that you trust and follow their advice. ...Read more
Diagnosed w/ sinus inf. And fluid sucked back in ear. During antibiotics ear pressure went away, after swimming it's back. How do I get fluid out ear?
Mucinex (guaifenesin) D might help: Assuming you don't just have water in your ears from swimming (equal parts vinegar and rubbing alcohol good for that), and assuming you can take decongestants (no high blood pressure, no previous bad effects from Pseudophed), then MucinexD may be your best choice. Won't dry up the secretions so much that your sinuses won't drain, but will open you up enough to hopefully relieve pressure. ...Read more
2 weeks ago was sick with a lot of fluid in ears. Had tubes put in. Left ear is ok but right was infected and is still full & draining. Use medrpol?
See doctor: You need to see your doctor again with the tubes you are at risk for infection. ...Read more
I have fluid in my ears diagnosed with a sinus infection. Pain in my neck on left side. Is this related to fluid in ears and sinus infection?
Went on a plane and for a week have been having ear pressure. Went to gp and says lot of fluid in ear. Will antibiotics help at all? Been chewing gum
Eustachian Tube: Eustachian tube dysfunction is common among plane travelers, SCUBA divers, or a trip to the mountains. This tube normally equalizes pressure in your inner ear. It dysfunctions with change in altitude or even with a cold or sinusitis - the tube closes off and you feel inner ear pressure. Treated with decongestant (OTC pseudophed behind the pharmacist counter). Antibiotics only help if infected. ...Read more
Yesterday, my primary dr. Said I had fluid in ears which was I think sinusitis. Taking z pac for it. Have buzzing in left ear. How long til I get well?
Can sinuses cause you to feel pressure under your ear, in your neck? I do have fluid in both ears & ear pressure, it's been draining though.
Ear infection: Draining ears are usually indicative of ear infection complication, when middle ear acts like an abscess, which bursts to release the pus, draining out of the ear. It is urgent that you go to your doctor or urgent care by tomorrow for proper diagnosis and treatment with proper antibiotics. Feel better ...Read more
I've been dealing with dizziness, nausea, and ear pressure for the past 2 months. What qualities should I look for in an ENT for these symptoms?
Otologist: Any ENT can evaluate & treat these symptoms. Otology is a sub-specialty of ENT that deals strickly with ear problems. These specialists are an excellent choice. They are usually located in the big cities. If you live in a more rural area, make sure the ENT has specialized testing (electronystagmography or video nystagmography).? You may have menieres syndrome. ...Read more
Can you have meniere's disease without vertigo and tinnitus or ringing. My symptoms are ear pressure, fullness and mild - mid pain in one ear...?
Unlikely: It's unlikely that you have meniere's. See a ENT specialist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
What are the reasons for an adenoidectomy and tonsillectomy in 5 year old with allergies, fluid in ears, snoring, and 3 episodes of facial swelling?
To treat ear fluid: Tonsils are lymph nodes (ln) at back of throat and adenoids are ln above the tonsils at the back of nose near the eustachian tube (et) opening. The et runs from middle ear to back of nose and if blocked by large adenoids the et can't equalize air pressure in middle ear leading to fluid and infection in middle ear. Large adenoids can block nose causing snoring. Facial swelling probably unrelated. ...Read more
Severe left ear pressure&pain for a week. Doc says no infection. Tube put in and removed b/c symptoms worse. What causes ear pressure& pain this bad?
Ear pressure for 3wks. Have allergies, take meds. Ears are able to be popped, but it doesn't relieve the pressure feeling. Ear drum mobile, no fluid in me, and normal tympanograms. Any insight?
You need: To have better control of your allergy. You need to take a decongestant histamine and at times two kinds of prescription nasal steroids if that severe. At times an additional oral histamine in the morning! See your doctor if no better. May need referral to allergist or ENT specialist depending on your needs. You can chew gums and yawn to help open up the eustachian tubes, . ...Read more
Fluid in ears. Ent md recommended mucinex (guaifenesin). Took for 36hrs straight without improvement. Just not going to work?
Ear congestion rx: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is not as effective as other meds. If you have no contraindications such as hi bp or pregnancy, try an antihistamine plus phenylephrine.....such as Zyrtec plus D, or Claritin plus D. And chew gum as tolerated. This action helps eustacian tube drainage. Be patient. ...Read more
Been feeling like fluid in ears, throbbing pain too mostly right ear. Pain under right ear & RHS neck throbbing pain on right lymph node.?
Painful ears: The symptoms you descrube warrant a visit to your dpctor or an urgebt care visit today if you cannot wait for an appointment. ...Read more
I think I might have eye strain. The symptoms I have are headaches especially on my right side, feels like have ear pressure on the right side too.
Feels like fluid in ears&blocked&dizzy&worse when I lay down. Antibiotics&spray didn't help. Seems to b getting worse waiting to see ent. Have it month?
See ENT sooner: Sounds like if you get seen by ENT sooner, you can get relief sooner. Find a way to see an ENT sooner. ...Read more
Ears are hurting. Dr said no infection just a lot of fluid. Using nasonex (mometasone) and afrin. Can fluid in ears turn into infection? Seeing ENT this week.
Dr. Prescribed zithromax, 5 day supply, 4 sinus infection. Had fluid in ears that were plugged. Also gave me 2 shots last night. 2day, ears much better less plugged shud I still begin the antibiotic?
Just got put on augmentin after levoquin didn't work for bronchitis and sinusitis, fluid in ears etc. Also got put on prednisone. Is this stronger?
No: Not stronger, just kills a different spectrum of germs ...Read more
How long is it safe to take Claritin D? D seems to be the only thing help chronic post nasal drip and fluid in ears. On allergy shots but slow progress.
BP Concerns: The decongestant in Claritin (loratadine) D can be helpful for acute facial pain/pressure and congestion but has side effects which can be significant. If you have a history of blood pressure issues or other cardiac problems I would not recommend. Consider talking with Allergist about other possible treatment due to refractory disease. Drying agents like ipratroprium bromide sprays and methscapolomine can help ...Read more