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How To Get Fluid From Behind Eardrum
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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