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Doctor insights on: How To Clear Eustachian Tube Blockage

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How is inflammation or blockage of eustachian tube determined and then treated?

How is inflammation or blockage of eustachian tube determined and then treated?

ENT doc 4 evaluation: Use decongestant to reduce swelling of tube linine; take antihistamine or use steroid nasal spray to reduce allergic response if allergies are factor; place pressure equalization tubes (PETs) in eardrums to equalize ear pressure; make tiny incision in eardrum/suction out the fluid in middle ear. This gives the eustachian tube lining time to shrink while the eardrum is healing (usually 1 to 3 days) ...Read more

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Does Zyrtec help treat Eustachian Tube blockage?

Does Zyrtec help treat Eustachian Tube blockage?

A little if allergic: If you have allergy and your ear pressure it caused by allergic swelling then it may help some. Adding an aerosol nasal spray may also help (only 2 available in the US-Beclomethasone and Ciclesonide) . Liquid or water based sprays with some available OTC are not as effective because they don't reach the Eustachian tube openning. ...Read more

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Lumbar puncture confirmed IIH. Is this ever linked with eustachian tube blockage? Mine are always blocked when IIH headaches bad.

Lumbar puncture confirmed IIH. Is this ever linked with eustachian tube blockage? Mine are always blocked when IIH headaches bad.

No link: But if you have IIH, need to wonder if venous sinuses are functioning normally, and of course, need to check other causes. Your eustachian tube issues may relate to sinus triggering of headaches, and may be additional independent problems. ...Read more

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Eustachian tube blockage in my right ear in Feb.Yawned a lot to stabilized pressure. Developed left ear quivering; voices, noises vibrate. Annoying,?

 Eustachian tube blockage in my right ear in Feb.Yawned a lot to stabilized pressure. Developed left ear quivering; voices, noises vibrate. Annoying,?

ENT: I am wondering if you have seen an ENT specialist for an evaluation of your symptoms. If so, what did they say? If not, make an appointment with one right away so that hopefully you can finally get some relief. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I use Flonase for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction there feels like more pressure in both ears could it be cause of the fluid blockage?

Sometimes when I use Flonase for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction there feels like more pressure in both ears could it be cause of the fluid blockage?

Eustachian tube bloc: This is an irritating problem. There are many causes. However when a cause is not evident then one can try balloon dilatation, use a product called eustachi, try altitude change. ...Read more

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

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

Depends: 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. ...Read more

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I have seen four ENT's for what seems to be eustachian tube disorder. Before I flew on a plane with a bad cold ~2 years ago, I would get fluid in my ears and it would clear after some time. Now (beyond this issue) since the flight, I have slight tinnitu

I have seen four ENT's for what seems to be eustachian tube disorder.  Before I flew on a plane with a bad cold ~2 years ago, I would get fluid in my ears and it would clear after some time.  Now (beyond this issue) since the flight, I have slight tinnitu

ENT would know best: Put together the solutions you have been given and review these with your doctor. Because of the ringing insure your inner ears are healthy. There is very little you can do to make Eustachian tubes behave. Sometimes a course of steroids will help and if there is an indication placing tubes. All the best. ...Read more

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What happens if something is wrong with your eustachian tube?

What happens if something is wrong with your eustachian tube?

Clogged ears: The eustachian tube opens in the back of the nose next to the adenoid and goes up to the middle ear - space behind the ear drum. Fundamentally, dysfunction of the eustachian tube does not allow for aeration and drainage of the middle ear. Symptoms could be as mild as clogging or fullness in the ear to fluid collection with the extreme end of the spectrum causing an ear infection. ...Read more

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