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Dr. Elise Sadoun
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Fluid in the middle ear. How can you this treat at home?

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. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Ryan Phasouk
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What's a good OTC medicine to help dry up fluid in middle ear?

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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Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Warren Wolfe
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Can someone with mal de disembarkment syndrome have fluid in the middle ear?

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. Viraj Lakdawala
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Dr. Kristi Woods
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Can I have fluid in the middle ear and an inner ear disorder at same time?

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. Gregory Bussell
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What symptoms will arise with chronic middle ear fluid?

What symptoms will arise with chronic middle ear fluid?

Hearing loss: Hearing loss and a feeling of pressure in the ear are the symptoms of middle ear fluid. Pain is rare unless it is infected. ...Read more

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
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Curious to know how middle ear fluid can make someone's equilibrium off! thanks!

Curious to know how middle ear fluid can make someone's equilibrium off! thanks!

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

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Dr. Kathy Robinson
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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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