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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 tissue out of your ear canal?

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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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 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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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 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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Can you tell me how can surgeons drain your ears after fluid stays there from a bad cold?

Can you tell me how can surgeons drain your ears after fluid stays there from a bad cold?

Myringotomy: They make a small opening in your eardrum. Usually use some anesthetic. Can be done in the office. ...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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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 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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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 to unclogg your ears from getting off an airplane?

How to unclogg your ears from getting off an airplane?

Tx eustachian tube: More than likely your eustachian tubes are not doing their job to equalize the pressure in your ears. Use an oral decongestant or oxymetazoline nasal spray as directed. Then you can pinch your nostrils shut and gently/carefully blow your nose. You should feel a little pressure change in your ears but it may not clear initially. If it persists, see an ENT (otolaryngologist). ...Read more

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How does the ENT doctor get the wax out of your ear?

How does the ENT doctor get the wax out of your ear?

Cerumen (ear wax): Doctors have varying ways of getting cerumen out of the ear, including removal with an instrument and flushing with water pic and syringes. OTC way includes using a product like debrox. ...Read more

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How long does it take anhistaminme to clear up fluid in your ears from allergies?

How long does it take anhistaminme to clear up fluid in your ears from allergies?

Depends what else is: Also happening regarding your allergies status. Any histamines work fairly quickly within 15 to 20 minutes. However if you also have itching in your eyelids, nose, throat, those will respond probably quicker then fluid draining from the ears. Also nasal decongestants can sometimes help clear fluid by decompressing the eustachian tube. Your doctor knows best. So,you should probably call her or him. ...Read more

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What kind of damages can you do to the ear from valsava too hard while ears blocked due to a cold?

What kind of damages can you do to the ear from valsava too hard while ears blocked due to a cold?

Valsalva: Or popping ones ears is commonly done to open up the Eustachian tube when the ears feel clogged. The most significant damage one could do would be to burst ones ear drum. ...Read more

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How can surgeons drain your ears after fluid stays there from a bad cold?

How can surgeons drain your ears after fluid stays there from a bad cold?

Myringotomy: Greetings. When middle ear fluid persists greater than ~3 months, a Myringotomy may be indicated. It can be an aspiration, an incision and suction of the fluid out or the incision with a tube placed. ...Read more

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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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I have a right ear which is blocked, ringing, pain on yawning, fluid stuck behind it and I am feeling groggy. It seems to get worse?

Blocked?: If it is truly occluded with wax you could get some of these symptoms - use an over the counter ear wax softener at night and then flushing with warm water in the morning may help clear this. If it persists you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a right ear which is blocked, ringing, pain on yawning, fluid stuck behind it and I am feeling groggy. It seems to get worse by the end of the?

I have a right ear which is blocked, ringing, pain on yawning, fluid stuck behind it and I am feeling groggy. It seems to get worse by the end of the?

Serous otitis: Fluid behind the ear drum can occur after a cold or with allergies. It may resolve on it's own as the cold resolves or it can become infected with bacteria. If there is pain that is worsening with or without fever, this may indicate a bacterial infection. If not better, best to see ENT doctor for a check. ...Read more

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How do I get fluid out from behind my ear drum?

How do I get fluid out from behind my ear drum?

Alcohol: Try a couple of drops of rubbing alcohol. This will change surface tension of water and allow the fluid to evaporate. ...Read more

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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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I have a little fluid behind right ear drum, can I get vertigo from it?

I have a little fluid behind right ear drum, can I get vertigo from it?

Unlikely the cause: Fluid can come and go behind the ear drum over a period of weeks with no symptoms.The fluid originates from the walls of the middle ear and simply does not exit through the normal drainage path through the eustachian tube.Vertigo is more an issue of the inner ear nerve. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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I get occasional ear pain in and behind my ear and I cant hear well when people are in font of me and across the table had fluid in my ear when baby?

I get occasional ear pain in and behind my ear and I cant hear well when people are in font of me and across the table had fluid in my ear when baby?

Acoustic neuroma?: Could be a benign growth on the nerve to your eardrum from trauma or previous infections. Best to see an Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialist. ...Read more

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I have a dull eardrum and fluid behind my ear caused by a cold and mucus build up few weeks ago. How do I get rid of fluid so ears will stop ringing?

I have a dull eardrum and fluid  behind my ear caused by a cold and mucus build up few weeks ago. How do I get rid of fluid so ears will stop ringing?

Nasal decongestion: and antihistamine therapy. Use any generic 12 hr. nasal spray for no more than 3 days. Use nasal saline spray or gel every 3-4 hrs.( not applicable if you have hypertension). Hot steam showers and inhale steam through your nose. Lastly, use OTC antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Claritin. ...Read more

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My 2 year old had ear infection that went away, she's on zyrtec (cetirizine) for her allergies any thing i can do to help get rid of fluid behind ear drum.

Patience please: He fluid may persist for weeks after the infection clears but should resolve without help.Avoiding airway irritants like smoke or fragrances can reduce the chance the eustachian tube will remain swollen & prevent fluid release. ...Read more

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Have a chronic sore throat which hurts more when swallowing, and pain in my ears when swallowing. Also recurrent problems with fluid behind my eardrums, large tonsils and adenoids. Get surgery?

Have a chronic sore throat which hurts more when swallowing, and pain in my ears when swallowing. Also recurrent problems with fluid behind my eardrums, large tonsils and adenoids. Get surgery?

Allergies?: You should be evaluated first by a physician to see if that's what you really need. It is possible the symptoms you are having could be caused by allergies. Of course you need a good exam and maybe surgery is the answer but i like to try the medical route before i take a patient to surgery. ...Read more

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Fluid lump behind ear?

Fluid lump behind ear?

Not certain: It sounds like there is a fluid collection in the skin behind the ear. Questions to ask yourself: is this soft? Does it move when you touch it? Is it painful or red? Have you had any surgery in this region? There is a natural " lump" behind the ear that is called the mastoid process. This can have an infection and if there is surrounding fluid this may be the fluid lump rthat you see. See your dr. ...Read more

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Fluid behind my ear drums. Is this serious?

Fluid behind my ear drums. Is this serious?

Depends: If the fluid behind your ears is pus, you need antibiotics. If it is serous fluid and on one side, you need to be sure you do not have a tumor like mass in your nasopharynx (area behind your nose). ...Read more

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Why do I get dryness behind my ear?

Why do I get dryness behind my ear?

Seborrhea: This can represent seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, or allergic contact dermatitis.Cthis is treatable with prescription cream or lotion. See dermatologsot forve aluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What causes fluid behind ear drum?

What causes 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. ...Read more

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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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What can be done to get your ears to drain when they have too much fluid?

What can be done to get your ears to drain when they have too much fluid?

Depends on where: Wax softner like murine or debrox can be tried if fluid/water gets trapped due to wax in exrenal ear canal. U need to see ear, nose & throat specialist if fluid is deep to eardrum. Best consult with your primary care dr if anything more than simple wax problem. Good luck. ...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