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Dr. Elise Sadoun
Board Certified, Family Medicine
9 years in practice
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Is draining middle ear fluid a simple and common procedure for adults? Can it be done in the physicians office?

Dr. Elise Sadoun
Board Certified, Family Medicine
9 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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Fluid in the middle ear. How can you this treat at home?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
145M people helped
Fluid in the middle ear.  How can you this treat at home?

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 more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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How can you eliminate fluid in the middle ear?

Dr. Alan Ali
Board Certified, Psychiatry
27 years in practice
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How can you eliminate fluid in the middle ear?

Ear fluid: Consult an ENT specialist. Might need be drained. ...Read more

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Dr. Warren Wolfe
Board Certified, Family Medicine
53 years in practice
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Can someone with mal de disembarkment syndrome have fluid in the middle ear?

Dr. Warren Wolfe
Board Certified, Family Medicine
53 years in practice
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Can someone with mal de disembarkment syndrome have fluid in the middle ear?

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 more

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Dr. Jane van Dis
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Dr. Kristi Woods
Board Certified, Pediatrics
18 years in practice
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Can I have fluid in the middle ear and an inner ear disorder at same time?

Dr. Kristi Woods
Board Certified, Pediatrics
18 years in practice
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Can I have fluid in the middle ear and an inner ear disorder at same time?

Yes: You can have both of those things at the same time, independent of each other. ...Read more

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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How can an ENT tell if there is fluid in the middle ear?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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How can an ENT tell if there is fluid in the middle ear?

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 more

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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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Why can't ear fluid in the middle ear be seen with those who have inner ear disorders?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
145M people helped
Why can't ear fluid in the middle ear be seen with those who have inner ear disorders?

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 more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
12 years in practice
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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.?

Dr. Jack Mutnick
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
12 years in practice
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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

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Dr. Ron Pelton
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Board Certified, Family Medicine
13 years in practice
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What's a good OTC medicine to help dry up fluid in middle ear?

Dr. Ryan Phasouk
Board Certified, Family Medicine
13 years in practice
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What's a good OTC medicine to help dry up fluid in middle ear?

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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