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Fluid In The Middle Ear In Adults
Is draining middle ear fluid a simple and common procedure for adults? Can it be done in the physicians office?
Benign condition: Middle ear fluid can diminish your hearing for a time but can be left alone & should resolve without treatment. Excluding irritant exposures like smoke or fumes may allow your eustachian tube to reopen & let the fluid drain. Stretching the eustachian tube by yawning or learning to pop your ears can help. If u develop pain or fever have it checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mal de Mer??: It is possible to have fluid in the middle ear to cause this or just feel sea sick and not being on the boat after disembarking. Dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea can be caused by many things. Fluid in middle ear might have been caused by having a cold or sinus problem and not being on a ship. If symptoms do not improve being on land for 24 hours see your family physician or sooner if worse. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: You can have both of those things at the same time, independent of each other. ...Read more
ByOtoscopic ExamTYMP: By otoscopic examination and Tympanometry Not only an ENT even FAMILY PHYSICIAN or PEDIATRICIAN can You may be able to see fluid level behind the ear drum.a bubble or immobile drum,abnormal color and retraction of ear drum Tympanometry can confirm with abnormal curve(graph) ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I keep having fluid in the middle ear. What can I do to eleviate this problem from occurring over and over--if happens in both ears but not usually at the same time and lingers.?
See an ENT: I would recommend seeing an ENT surgeon first as it might be an anatomic issue that can be easily corrected. They would want a ct scan of the sinuses as well as would want to do a rhinoscope. If this is non-diagnostic, then i would proceed to an allergist since the sinuses and ear issues are strongly correlated. ...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
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