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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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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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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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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.

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

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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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How will i know when middle ear fluid is dried up/draining?

How will i know when middle ear fluid is dried up/draining?

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

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Can someone have fluid in estachian tube without having fluid in middle ear?

Can someone have fluid in estachian tube without having fluid in middle ear?

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

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