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I Am On Amoxicillin And Zyrtec And Ibuprofen For Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
NO: NO. It will help dry up mucus trapped in the eustachian tube. ...Read more
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
For Eustachian Tube Dysfunction would it be better if I took Zyrtec before or after I use Flonase?
No difference: Should make no difference.Get a more detailed answer ›
See ENT: To make the most accurate diagnosis see ENT who works with audiologist. Many conditions act like etd such as tmj. ...Read more
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
Hi, I'm currently taking sudafed (decongestant) for eustachian tube dysfunction and Zantac (ranitidine) for a id reflux. Is it safe to be mixing these?
Yes: There should be no issues.Get a more detailed answer ›
Eustachian tube: The only drugs you should use for this is the prescription from your primary doctor. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Eustachian tube dysfunction: Can I use an oral decongestant and a nasal spray together or is it overkill/unsafe/etc.?
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
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
I had ear tubes placed in february due to eustachian tube dysfunction and I just lost a tube out of my left ear. What do I do? I thought they last a yr
Ea tubes: Do nothing. Your ear drum will heal up on itsown. If concerned, check with your ENT physician. ...Read more
It can: Visit an ENT for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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
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
How long should I use Flonase to try & treat thumping in left ear before I go to have it looked at? . I have Eustachian Tube Dysfunction in right ear.
You should ask your Primary doctor to refer you to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist.
Things should work out OK. Please keep me informed! ...Read more
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
Was on methylprednisolone pk 6 days for eustachian tube dysfunction went to another ENT and was told eustachian tube dysfunction wouldn't cause my symptoms so I didn't take the last two doses. Could I experience withdrawal symptoms since I stopped?
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
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
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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