how to clear eustachian tube blockage

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Dr. Sanford Archer answered:

I have eustachian tube dysfunction & am taking sudafed and afrin. How long will it take to clear up and when will the ringing in ears take to clear up?

Depends

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Eustachian tube dysfunction can been sudden related to swimming or other pressure related changes or related chronic problems related to allergy. If you have been on those meds for over a week, you may need something stronger, so see a physician or an ENT doctor.
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How to clean in eustachian tube ?

You can't

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The eustachian tube itself is internal and cannot be cleaned. Things that cause nasal congesiton, such as allergies and colds, can lead to blockage of the eustachian tube. Therefore, treating nasal congestion and keeping the nose open can help keep the eustachian tube open. Structural issues, such as enlarged tonsils, can affect the eustachian tube as well.
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Eustachian tube dysfunction symptoms?

Hearing loss

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Your eustachian tubes connect your space behind your eardrum to the back of your nose. If this tube stops working, then your ear can fill up with fluid or pressure. If it fills up with fluid, you have an effusion and your hearing decreases like you are underwater. If it fills with pressure, you may have ear pain.
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Dr. Mark C. Loury answered:

Can afrin cause eustachian tube problems?

Not usually

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If anything afrin helps to open the ET opening making it easier on the ears during diving and descending on planes. It may make it too open in which case the ear may feel plugged and you can hear your voice and breathing (autophony).
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Dr. Farhad Sigari answered:

What is a patulous eustachian tube autophony?

Hearing yourself

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The term describes a condition in which patients can hear their own breath and voice much louder than normal. It occurs when the eustachian tube (which is normally closed) is open more than normal. This is can be very annoying. Luckily it is much less common than eustachian tube dysfunction in which the tube is more closed than normal (congested) and patients feel like they cant hear as well
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Dr. Marius Frasie answered:

What causes fluid out of your eustachian tube?

INFLAMMATION

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UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION/ ALLERGIES, COGESTION/ REPEATED CHRONIC OTITIS LEADING TO NARROWING OF THE TUBES.
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Dr. Tony T. Ho answered:

What is done for an eustachian tube infection?

Antibiotics

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If there is a true infection of the tube or the structures affected by it, antibiotics are in order to clear the infection.
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How long does eustachian tube dysfunction last?

Varies

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This is common after an episode of otitis media and can persist up to 3 months. However, there are people who live with it constantly and may need intervention such as placing an ear tube. Decongestants have not been shown to help but gentle ear popping can. Studies are looking into whether medicines like Flonase (an intranasal steroid) help or not.
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What is eustachian tube dysfunction, bilateral?

Blockage

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Blockage of passageway between throat and ear bilateral refers to both sides Check with an ENT for confirmation and treatment
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Dr. Mark C. Loury answered:

Eustachian tube dysfunction, where do I go for help?

See ENT

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To make the most accurate diagnosis see ENT who works with audiologist. Many conditions act like ETD such as TMJ
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