home remedies for fluid behind ear drum

Can a little fluid behind ear drum be a sign of a sinus infection?

Answered by:
Dr. Francis Cannizzo
General Surgery
1 Doctor agrees
12449466x1395703467
 Ear Infection Sinus Sinusitis

Yes


Fluid in the middle ear is a common sign of infection of the sinuses, ears, and upper respiratory tract. It can also be present in seasonal allergies, jaw/ear/nose inflammation or the aftermath of underwater activities.
Related to home remedies for fluid behind ear drum: Ear Infection Sinus Sinusitis

Just diagnosed with inner ear infection with fluid behind eardrum. Had many questions on the way home but doctor is gone now. Can you tell me about the condition?

Answered by:
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease
3 Doctor agrees
10010580x1386628743 10049991x1386638829 10057228x1386629664
 Common cold Recent travel Ear Throat Infection Virus Inflammation Travel Ear infection Inner ear Otitis media Child Health

Otitis media?


PART 1: Inflammation and fluid collecting behind the ear drum (this is actually is the "middle ear" area) is "Otitis media" . This usually happens when one has a cold or respiratory infection (many times caused by viruses) where the Eustacian tube, the opening that allows for fluid to drain from the middle ear into the throat, is closed up (or else an infection travel into the middle ear)
Answered by:
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease
2 Doctor agrees
10049991x1386638829 10010580x1386628743
ear infection Ear infection Antibiotic Body Ear Infection Inner ear Virus Inflammation Otitis media Child Health

Abx not needed!


PART 2 Most of the time, antibiotics (abx)aren't the treatment of choice for OM; supportive management that decreases inflammation in the middle ear and Eustacian tube, is best. Since virus infections causes a majority of OM, abx don't work. The amount of time your body takes to beat a viral infection, is the about the same time as when one feels that the abx the are taking, are starting to work
Related to home remedies for fluid behind ear drum: Ear infection Antibiotic Body Ear Infection Inner ear Virus

What do I do for fluid behind ear drum?

Answered by:
Dr. Sunil K. Ummat
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
 Antibiotic NaSal Saline nasal spray Nose Sinuses Decongestant Ear

See a doctor


Fluid behind the eardrum is not normal. You may need decongestants, antibiotics and nasal sprays. Sometimes this is a sign of something going on in the nose or sinuses as well. This should be checked by a doctor.
Related to home remedies for fluid behind ear drum: Antibiotic Nasal Saline nasal spray Nose Sinuses Decongestant Ear

Infant Health

Do's And Don'ts

While bathing baby, don't use swab sticks in her ear. This could cause damage. Just clean outside.

142253951
TipTap created by:
Dr. Geoffrey W. Rutledge
Internal Medicine
Related to home remedies for fluid behind ear drum: Baby Bathing Child health Children's health Cleaning Ear Infant health

Should i use something for fluid behind ear drum?

Answered by:
Dr. Robert Marvit
Psychiatry
1 Doctor agrees
10003218x1386637922
 Ear Fluid behind ear drum

No


Fluidcinthe middle ear can be potntially harmful. See an ear dr for.
Related to home remedies for fluid behind ear drum: Ear Fluid behind ear drum

What causes fluid behind ear drum?

Answered by:
Dr. David I. Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
1 Doctor agrees
10003218x1386637922
middle ear; malleus; stapes; incus; vestibule; membrana tympani Ear Fluid behind ear drum

Negative pressure


In order for the ear to work properly air from the outside of the ear drum has to be balanced by air on the inside of the eardrum. In an intact ear drum the only way for air to get into the middle ear space is up the eustachian tube. If the eustachian tube doesn't work well the air inside the middle ear gets used up creating a negative pressure. Eventually this pressure can become so low that fluid is sucked from the lining of the middle ear space.
Related to home remedies for fluid behind ear drum: Ear Fluid behind ear drum

Infant Health

Do's And Don'ts

Myth: Getting water in the ear causes middle ear infections.

122398501
TipTap created by:
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
Related to home remedies for fluid behind ear drum: Baby Child health Ear Ear infection Infection Otitis externa Otitis interna

Fluid behind ear drum. It hurts. help!?

Answered by:
Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
2 Doctor agrees
10056048x1386630297 10014592x1386638121

See doctor


Need antibiotics
Related to home remedies for fluid behind ear drum: Antibiotic Ear Fluid behind ear drum Pain

Fluid behind ear drum, so painful what can I do ?

Answered by:
Dr. Robert Marvit
Psychiatry
1 Doctor agrees
10003218x1386637922
ear Infection Ear Fluid behind ear drum Pain

Drainage


See a specialist. Decongestents may help but you can have an infection
Related to home remedies for fluid behind ear drum: Infection Ear Fluid behind ear drum Pain

Had fluid behind ear drum kinda crackles and a bit deaf what can i take to get rid of it?

Answered by:
Dr. Gutti J. Rao
Hospital-based practice
 Myringotomy Ear RID lice treatment Fluid behind ear drum

Check with ENT


Depends on how much of fluid you have behind the ear, it may need myringotomy( small nick of the ear drum, to let out fluid) , in addition you may need a ear tube. Sometimes it may resolve with medications, or valsava maneuver
Related to home remedies for fluid behind ear drum: Myringotomy Ear Rid lice treatment Fluid behind ear drum

Diag. as fluid behind ear drum without infection. How can I aid in draining fluid and avoiding an infection? Normally so painful?

Answered by:
Dr. Martin Morell
Internal Medicine
PAIN Ear Infection Pain

Nasal


antihistamines and steroids, go to your doctor for prescription.
Related to home remedies for fluid behind ear drum: Ear Infection Pain

Fluid behind ear drum sinus pain behind eye and in temple that comes and goes. What causes it and what should I take until ENT appt ?

Answered by:
Dr. Nayla Z. Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology
1 Doctor agrees
10004974x1392686113
 Ear Ear nose and throat ENT and head and neck surgery Eye Pain Sinus Sinus pain

Sinus congestion


you need to be checked for allergies as these can cause you to have recurrent ear and sinus issues. meanwhile, start taking a decongestant such as pseudoephedrine and continue with the saline nasal spray.
Related to home remedies for fluid behind ear drum: Ear Ear nose and throat Ent and head and neck surgery Eye Pain Sinus Sinus pain

Ask your question to top doctors for free! Ask doctors your question