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Doctor insights on: I Am On Amoxicillin And Zyrtec And Ibuprofen For Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

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Can Zyrtec make Eustachian Tube Dysfunction worse?

Can Zyrtec make Eustachian Tube Dysfunction worse?

NO: NO. It will help dry up mucus trapped in the eustachian tube. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Is it safe to use Flonase and Afrin and Zyrtec in the same day for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction?

Is it safe to use Flonase and Afrin and Zyrtec in the same day for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction?

Yes: You can, but don't overuse Afrin, read the labels carefully, follow up with your doctor if no improvement ...Read more

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Eustachian tube dysfunction, where do I go for help?

See ENT: To make the most accurate diagnosis see ENT who works with audiologist. Many conditions act like etd such as tmj. ...Read more

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My ETN doctor prescribed me trypsine/chymotryosine tablets for my eustachian tube dysfunction. It is not helping me. What should I take?

Not helping: It is not what you should take - it is what you MUST discuss with the doctor who prescribed the medicines that do not seem to be helping you. ...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?

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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How can I know if I have eustachian tube dysfunction?

Eustacian tube: You might notice something called autophony where you hear your voice in your head somewhat like an echo. If this is common it basically clinches the diagnosis of eustachian tube dysfunction ...Read more

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What drugs should I use for eustachian tube dysfunction?

Eustachian tube: The only drugs you should use for this is the prescription from your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause cough headache? I have had this for 4 months.

Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause cough headache? I have had this for 4 months.

Not likely: This is an anatomical variance so you have had this your entire life by our headaches most likely are from another issue. For this you will need a thorough exam and some testing done ...Read more

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I have eustachian tube dysfunction. I have been to three EN T'S. What is the best way for my ear to be unblocked?

I have eustachian tube dysfunction. I have been to three EN T'S. What is the best way for my ear to be unblocked?

Blocked ears: Why do you have Eustacian Tube Dysfunction? That is not a real diagnosis, just the symptom. Do you have chronic inflammation perhaps due to allergies or physical obstruction from adenoids? Or do you have Patulous or collapsing ET? What have you been treated with so far? Have you been advised to have tubes placed? Do you get ear infections or just feel blocked but normal exam? See another ENT. ...Read more

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I have clogged ears and tightness below the earlobe. Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause the tightness I feel below my earlobe?

I have clogged ears and tightness below the earlobe. Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause the tightness I feel below my earlobe?

Yes can ache.: Not only can your hearing become muffled but often there is an ache and discomfort. Various methods of ear clearing such as yawning, swallowing, or chewing gum, may be used intentionally to open the tube and equalize pressures. When this happens, you may hear a small popping sound. This condition resolves on it's own. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause dizziness and burning eyes? I also have Eustachian tube dysfunction.

Can seasonal allergies cause dizziness and burning eyes? I also have Eustachian tube dysfunction.

Yes: Dizzines by causing congestion that causes unstable ear function. Burning eyes, itching of eyes, ears & nose & scratchy throat as well ...Read more

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My right ear feels blocked with ear wax if I use ear drops will it make Eustachian tube dysfunction worse in that ear? Or should I get it flushed?

My right ear feels blocked with ear wax if I use ear drops will it make Eustachian tube dysfunction worse in that ear? Or should I get it flushed?

What's in the ear?: The doctor will want to know what is in the ear. He has to look in the ear. Otherwise, he has to guess what's in the ear... unless another doctor just cleared out the canals. If so, it is presumed that nothing is in the ear canal. In a normal person, without a hole or a tube in the eardrum, ear drops will not go beyond the ear canal, so most drops will not directly affect the eustachian tube. ...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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For the first time I have Eustachian Tube Dysfunction and it brothers me since last week! How is it treated? Thank you.

For the first time I have Eustachian Tube Dysfunction and it brothers me since last week! How is it treated? Thank you.

Eustachian tube dysf: Nasal congestion due to allergies or infection can cause blockage of the tube that connect middle ear to the back of nose. Or even middle-ear to nose. You can auto-insufflation (pop ears) along with anti-histamine and decongestant to see if your ear fullness resolves. If not or gets acutely worse, you will need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you fly with eustachian tube dysfunction?

Can you fly with eustachian tube dysfunction?

Yes You Can: When you are in the plane you can chew gum. Yawn or drink liquids during take off and landing
If you suffer from allergies take your allrgy pill like Claritin or zyrtec and use steroid nasal drops if prescribed and take Sudafed if you do not suffer from hypertension
Allergy pills also come with Sudafed like claritinD24 HOURS ...Read more

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Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause headaches?

Unusual: Eustachian tube dysfunction generally causes ear symptoms such as blocked hearing or ear ache and congestion in the rear of nasal passages is the mechanism of the dysfunction. In my experience headache is not seen in eustachian tube problems, but an otolaryngologist is more qualified to answer your question. ...Read more

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Can musinex make Eustachian Tube Dysfunction worse? .

Eustachian tube issu: Unlikely - mucinex - contains guafenesin - the same ingredient in Robitussin. It is a mucolytic - thins mucus out - and thus would NOT likely cause any issues with the eustachian tube that drains the inner ear into the back of the throat - A decongestant might help your situation ...Read more

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Eustachian tube dysfunction or patulous eustachian tube, what's the difference?

Ear tube issues: The two terms relate to the state of the eustacian tube and the consequences of that state. The patuous description implies the eustacian tube does not open and close in a normal manner. If you station tube is not open and close it is deemed to have dysfunction. This dysfunction may result in autophony, a sensation of hearing an echo in one's head. ...Read more

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Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause vertigo? If so, how should it be remedied?

Can eustachian tube dysfunction cause vertigo? If so, how should it be remedied?

Yes: Blockage of the eustachian tube, can cause fluid build up in your middle ear, which could also cause issues with your inner ear, causing vertigo. If this is the cause, the treatment would be to either reduce the inflammation in the area, relieve the congestion or both. This is usually done with antibiotics, but I like to prescribe steroids. Keep in mind, that there are other things that can cause ...Read more

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I want relief from eustachian tube dysfunction. An-hystmns r tAken by me bt it dsnt effective. In audiogram 10% deafness I have. Help me plzz?

Consult with: ENT specialist. Nasal sprays containing vasoconstrictors such as NeoSynephrine and oral or topical steroids can help sometimes. This is a difficult problem. You also need to get tested for allergies. ...Read more

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Eustachian tube dysfunction: Can I use an oral decongestant and a nasal spray together or is it overkill/unsafe/etc.?

Eustachian Tube: Greetings.
For Eustachian Tube troubles, we commonly use nasal therapy to enhance recovery and healing. Yes, a nasal spray such as a steroid topical spray is a good start as is a decongestant like Sudfed. This medication is available OTC and as a generic. It is safe to use both together. If no resolution in a few weeks, see your ENT doctor for other options. ...Read more

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How hard should I blow with my mouth shut and nose pinched closed when trying to self treat Eustachian Tube Dysfunction?

How hard should I blow with my mouth shut and nose pinched closed when trying to self treat Eustachian Tube Dysfunction?

Not too hard: The warden is very sensitive and can be 'blown out' with very hard pressure. You can 'clear you ears' but if you are blowing and there's pain and no change its time to either try some saline nasal washes, some decongestants or see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use Flonase twice a day one spray each nostril long term for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction?

Yes, it's safe: If it is helping and you can remember to take it twice a day, then splitting the dose twice a day should continue to work. You do not develop rebound congestion nor tolerance to this class of nasal sprays. ...Read more

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I have eustachian tube dysfunction that is continuous and painful. Can an adult get tubes to treat? (had them as a child for chronic ear infections)

I have eustachian tube dysfunction that is continuous and painful. Can an adult get tubes to treat? (had them as a child for chronic ear infections)

See ENT specialist: You should see an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist for an evaluation. Tubes are sometimes placed for adults, but the specialist can tell you if this is the proper treatment. ...Read more

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I have a bubbling/ thumping sound in my left ear. Could Eustachian Tube Dysfunction be the cause? . I have Eustachian Tube Dysfunction in right ear

Could be: And could be your external left ear, don't stick anything in your ear though, use the saline nasal washes and the nasal sprays prescribed to you, if no improvement, see your doctor/ENT, good luck ...Read more

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How long does eustachian tube dysfunction last?

Varies: 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. ...Read more

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Can a loud rock concert cause Eustachian tube dysfunction?

Long term loud noise: Can eventually lead to ringing in ears, hearing problems, etc. Eustachian tube issues are typically from blockage/infection. Please see your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: eustachian tube dysfunction?

What is the definition or description of: eustachian tube dysfunction?

Eustachian tube: This is the structure that helps equalize pressure in the middle ear. When it does not function properly you can suffer from; ear pain, ear fullness, tinnitus, dizziness, ear infections etc... ...Read more

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Eustachian tube dysfunction in teens, what to do?

Eustachian tube dysfunction in teens, what to do?

Dysfunction: See an ENT specialist. He may prescribe a course of steroids but if it doesn't work he may suggest a myringotomy with tubes ...Read more

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Is sinusitis related to Eustachian Tube Dysfunction since July?

Sinus: Eustachian tube issues usually occur in the context of a bad cold, allergies, plane flights or enlarged adenoids. Sinus issues rarely cause them unless there is a bad postnasal drip ...Read more

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Can I become deaf from Eustachian tube dysfunction if it doesn't get treated for years?

Yes, this can: Lead to chronic middle ear infection, which can affect your eardrum or even auditory nerve. You should consult with ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Can Sudafed make Eustachian Tube Dysfunction worse?

Maybe: Sudafed is a systemic decongestant, supposedly it should relieve the congestion and help draining the Eustachian tube. At times, as with local decongestants, a rebound congestion would occur, and would make things worse. Sudafed isn't the mainstay treatment for Eustachian Tube Dysfunction ...Read more

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Eustachian Tube Dysfunction (Definition)

This is the structure that helps equalize pressure in the middle ear. When it does not function properly you can suffer from; ear pain, ear fullness, tinnitus, ...Read more