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Can you suggest how to get fluid out from behind my ear drums?

Can you suggest how to get fluid out from behind my ear drums?

Time or myringotomy: This will usually resolve on its own. If you want to hasten it, you may get an ENT to lance your ear drum (a myringotomy). ...Read more

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How can you get rid of that fluid behind the ear drum?

How can you get rid of that fluid behind the ear drum?

Fluid behind the ear drum?: If truly have fluid behind ear drum, did this follow ear pain or infection or following a cold? Has hearing been affected +/or dizzy? Most common+ safe treatment is increase humidification (hot showers , vaporizer) + using nasal saline spray to open up sinuses/Eustachian tube . Might need to see Doctor if infection also, then needs antibiotic. Many benefit from short term of steroid to open ...Read more

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How to get rid of water behind eardrum?

How to get rid of water behind eardrum?

Middle Ear Effusion: Can have several causes (ie viral infection, bacterial infection, blocked eustachian tube, lining of middle ear produces too much fluid) and can be independent from otitis media (ome) often happens after cold and the fluid can remain even several months after resolution of ear infection. Important to have otolaryngologist perform otoscopic exam and diagnose cause. ...Read more

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How can a doctor pull fluid out from behind a child's ear drum?

How can  a doctor pull fluid out from behind a child's ear drum?

Rarely ever done: There is an uncommon but very valid procedure where a physician can draw fluid from behind the ear drum with a specialized needle. The canal is cleaned, made sterile and the ear drum is anesthetized or the kid put to sleep. The ear drum is pierced by the needle & material is drawn into a device with suction. This is usually done for research but some promote it for recurrent infections. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of fluid behind the eardrum?

How long does it take to get rid of fluid behind the eardrum?

Otitis: If the fluid does not go away within about two weeks, it usually does not resolve on its own. If this is the case, see an ENT for treatment. ...Read more

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How long for fluid behind the ear to clear?

How long for fluid behind the ear to clear?

Middle ear fluid: Hello, the fluid behind your eardrum will typically fully resolve within 3months. It will usually lessen and you will notice relief. If the fluid is thick and viscous, it will resolve slower than a thin and watery fluid. See your doctor for treatment that may help improve your symptoms faster. ...Read more

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Best remedy for ear infection and how to drain fluid from ears faster?

"best" is variable: Some may same...Best is to allow your body to clear the infection without intervention by medicines....Most will resolve on their own just as quickly without any antibiotics...Some will persist or develop complications so best to me would be treat if not resolved in a couple of days..Best is also not the most broad spectrum antibiotic...Best is amox at about 90mg/kg/day given twice a day. ...Read more

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How can I get fluids out from behind eyes?

How can I get fluids out from behind eyes?

Unsure?: What do you mean by fluids behind your eye? Do you have swelling around your eye? You can not drain the fluid because the swelling is inside the tissue. The treatment will be based on underlying cause. You may have allergy or thyroid problem. Please see your eye doc. ...Read more

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What causes fluid to build up in the ear when i drink, i get fluid in the ear?

Pressure change: Fluid builds updue to a change in pressure, which can be secondary to infection, altitude change or even allergy. When you drink liquids, they do not go into your ears. ...Read more

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How to tell if ear is clogged due to wax in external ear or fluid in middle ear?

How to tell if ear is clogged due to wax in external ear or fluid in middle ear?

ENT consultation: If you year is blocked, you can not differentiate between impacted wax and middle ear fluid. The treatments are entirely different and you need a specific diagnosis by a specialist, an ENT doctor. ...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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I was wondering what are some ways to get rid of fluid behind eardrum (otitis media)?

I was wondering what are some ways to get rid of fluid behind eardrum (otitis media)?

Time usually works: If it doesn't resolve with time, then the best way is to use a steroid nasal spray for 2-3 weeks. If that doesn't help then antibiotics might help or as a last resort, pe tubes from an ent. ...Read more

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Does the doctor put you to sleep when he drains fluid from behing the ear drum?

Does the doctor put you to sleep when he drains fluid from behing the ear drum?

Depends: This depends on the surgeon's preference. I have done it both ways, awake and asleep. Many things factor into this decision. Discuss with the surgeon. ...Read more

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How to get tissue out of your ear canal?

See an ENT: Removal under direct visualization is best. This can be done by your ent. ...Read more

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Can fluid get in inner ears like it can in middle ear? If so, how does dr diagnose inner ear fluid.

Can fluid get in inner ears like it can in middle ear? If so, how does dr diagnose inner ear fluid.

Middle vs inner?: Not sure what you mean here. The ear canal is open to the outside, so every time you bath, shower, swim, are in the rain, etc, fluid can enter the ear canal.The tympanic membrane[tm]) ear drum, stops any fluid from getting into the inner ear (which some people may call the middle ear). Using an otoscope, a dr. Can tell with reasonable certainty if "fluid" is behind the tm, and decide any tx needs. ...Read more

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How long for fluid trapped behind ear drum to release naturally from the ear? Taking antibiotic (clarac) lost some hearing. Uncomfortable

Varies.: Generally, some other intervention may be needed if over 3 months. In the meantime, try blowing up balloons (this clears the ears from the inside) and if there is smoke exposure, remove that. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of water behind the eardrum?

How long does it take to get rid of water behind the eardrum?

It is not water: The fluid in the middle ear is not water. It is usually blood serum secondary to negative pressure from Eustachian tube blockage. At 43 years of age it is probably the result of a viral infection. I would wait no more than 3 weeks. If not spontaneously resolved by then, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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How long after ears become completely blocked (due to cold) does fluid begin to build up? Can hearing loss be permanent? Could the eardrum burst?

How long after ears become completely blocked (due to cold) does fluid begin to build up? Can hearing loss be permanent? Could the eardrum burst?

Variable. No. Rare: Depends on the course of your disease. Sometimes no fluid builds up. Hearing loss is temporary. Eardrum would only burst if you developed pus in the middle ear and pressure built up. Rare. Use OTC decongestants. Ask your MD about antibiotics. If no improvement, see ENT doc. ...Read more

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