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Fluid In Middle Ear Adults Treatment
Is draining middle ear fluid a simple and common procedure for adults? Can it be done in the physicians office?
Yes: When performed by an ear, nose, and throat specialist. ...Read more
Fluid In middle ear treatment? I have tried Flonase, sudafed, Zyrtec-d and steam bowl but nothing is helping
Tibes: If you have had a middle ear effusion (fluid) for more than 3 or 4 months and you have a hearing loss of 20 to 30%, a very simple and safe procedure performed by any competent ENT doctor is an incision into the ear drum under local anesthesia, aspiration of the fluid, and insertion of a ventilation tube. ...Read more
Inner ear involvment: Middle ear fluid is the result of a negative pressure int the middle ear space secondary to obstruction of the eustachian tube (tube that connects back of nose to middle ear). 2 reasons for equilibrium involvement. The virus causing the middle ear fluid can reach the inner ear or brain directly or the inflammatory process in the middle ear can directly get into the inner ear (rw mem. ...Read more
Middle ear pressure.: When middle ear fluid is resolved, the hearing has improved to your former state. A measurement of middle ear pressure, a so called tympanogram can be performed by an audiologist and can prove objectively that the middle ear fluid has completely resolved in most cases. ...Read more
No: It normally causes a transient decrease in hearing. ...Read more
I was dx with middle ear fluid as a result of rapid ascension during scuba. Taking Nasocort and Sudafed. What else can I do to speed up process?
Nothing: Just wait and take your medicines as prescribed, it will take its time, and be careful next dive, enjoy your diving ...Read more
5yo had middle ear fluid & adenoid hypertrophy, was on Singulair (montelukast) 1 daily x3 months after which she developed sleepmyoclonus; can singulair (montelukast) b the cause?
Not likely: No Singulair (montelukast) is not likely 2 cause sleep myoclonus. The other conditions you mention are common in young children, middle ear fluid and adenoidal hypertrophy. Benign sleep myoclonus is also common, and unrelated to the former conditions. As long as your child's development is normal and the nature of the movement does not change, this is a variant of normal and needs no further investigation ...Read more
ENT #: Can daily post nasal drip (doctor not seen yet) caused by continued air-conditioned environment ever result in middle ear fluid build up?
I have middle ear fluid, chronic tinnitus, hearing difficulties, ear fullness and severe balance issues. Would myringotomy tubes or hearing aids help?
Ear infection: Treatment for middle ear infection (otitis media) will depend on age. Adults may not take antibiotics if the earache disappears in a few days. Children less than 5 years old usually need antibiotics, especially younger than 2 years old. Over 5 years, treat the same as adults. Analgesic ear drops or oral equivalents can be used to ease the pain. ...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
CSF?: When I hear clear fluid from the ear, I worry about spinal fluid leaking through a hole in one's eardrum. If that is the case, this needs to be fixed surgically. Depending on location and size, it can be done through an ear surgery (transmastoid) or needs to be done through a craniotomy. ...Read more
Yes, it is very safe: Myringotomy with ear tubes is a very safe, nearly painless procedure that takes about 5 minutes under mask sedation. Tubes are recommended when fluid has persisted longer than 3 months and impairs the hearing, or when a child has had 4 painful middle ear infections in the past 6 months. For more information, see the video at http://www.Youtube. Com/watch? V=aitswaq711k. ...Read more
Had treatment for external otitis, then my ear worsened started ringing 24/7. Had a painful pop, felt fluid in my ear and it seems much better now.?
Blockages opened.: Congrats! The pressure that was build up through the inflammatory processed has been released and inflammatory fluid has washed out of your ear. Keep clean please. ...Read more
My daughter has some hearing loss when suffering from allergies. Is there a natural treatment that would eliminate the fluid in her ears?
Depends: If evaluated by a dr. And a history and physical exam is performed with a visual inspection of you ears, a diagnosis can be forthcoming regarding whether it is viral or bacterial. Bacterial would require antibiotics, whereas a viral infection would require more supportive care of the symptoms (nsaids, ant-pyretics, etc.). ...Read more
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
I have fluid in middle ear, just right ear. When I stand, bend or lean over I get a bouncy, unsteady feeling. Is it the fluid? Laying down goes away.
Middle ear prob: Yes what you describe could be fluid in the middle ear. Hopefully you are under doctors care for this problem, and when fluid is cleared you will feel better. ...Read more
What type of fluid.: If the fluid is serous (clear), perhaps you have a serous otitis media, which may be caused by allergy; if this is the case, an antihistamine may help. If the fluid is pus (opaque), an antibiotic should clear it up and usually drainage is not required. If it is blood, it may be from trauma; if bloody, this may need further work-up by your physician. Get it checked out; prob won't need surgery. ...Read more
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
Pseudo...: Fluid that builds up in cavities such as the sinuses or the middle ear can be treated over the counter with decongestant medications. Pseudoephedrine is an active ingredient of many such decongestants, which is quite effective. Speak to a pharmacist about which decongestant is the best for you. ...Read more
ENT consultation: If you year is blocked, you can not differentiate between impacted wax and middle ear fluid. The treatments are entirely different and you need a specific diagnosis by a specialist, an ENT doctor. ...Read more
What would keep causing fluid in middle ear? No infection just fluid. What do I do about it? What will clear it? Can it cause dizziness?
Depends: Middle ear effusion (fluid) can be caused by many things. Infection, eustachian tube dysfunction, CSF, a mass, etc. To find out what is causing your fluid and what can/should be done about it would require a consultation either here or with your personal physician. Thanks for asking! ...Read more
Fluid in middle ear, doc gave antivert, zyrtec, nasacort, (triamcinolone) how long take to dry up fluid in ear? Repeat bouts, can you stop it from happening again?
Keep nose open: Fluid in the middle ears is usually from obstruction of the eustachean tube opening. If you have had repeated bouts, it may be worthwhile for you to consult an allergist to find out why. ...Read more
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