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I Have Fluid Behind My Ears What Can I Do To Help
See details: It is impossible to answer without an examination and appropriate studies done. The possible causes are many. ...Read more
What can I do if I tried to stick cotton in my ears for an annoying sound and now I can't hear anything?
Is tension tinnitus: I am not sure what you mean by tension in the ears/head. But if you really mean tinnitus. I will try to answer the question. Tinnitus is a central (brain) phenomenon, in which there is increased electrical discharge in the auditory nervous system. If it is unilateral (one sided), you need to see an ENT doc and get a hearing test and further recommendations. Unilateral tinnitus can be serious. ...Read more
Hearing loss: Do you use qtips, which just pushes the wax further in. Do you have any chronic dermatologic problems like eczema, which might make you more prone to build up debris in the canal. Do you do other things (oils, flushes, candling) in the ear canal that might irritate it and cause wax to build up. There also are just people who have heavier wax production and need to have a regular ear cleaning. ...Read more
My right ear has been blocked for two weeks, the ENT said I have fluid behind my eardrum, what can I do to help remedy?
Pop your ears: Assuming you don't have a past history of ear problems this is likely a temporary issue. Pinch your nose and blow to clear your ears, just like on an airplane. Many ENT docs will use an oral steroid and then, if the fluid does not clear, make a small. Temporary hole in the eardrum to drain the fluid. ...Read more
Eustachian tube: Decongestants like sudafed are a good way to alleviate the problem. Sometimes a mucous thinner called Guaifenesin can be of additional help. This can be purchased over the counter. If you still are having difficulties, you need to see an ENT doctor for other medical options. You may need a hearing test, as well. ...Read more
My doc says I don't have enough ear wax in one of my ears. I find it itching a lot. What can I do to relieve the itching?
Ear wax?: Everyone produces differing amounts of ear wax, and the amount of wax often does NOT impact whether you itch or not. Itching of the ear canal is annoying because it is hard to get to and often tough to see exactly what is causing the itch because of the small area to visualize. After an exam, a common Rx with a steroid drop for the ear canal is often curative. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I went to dr and he said I have a lot of fluid behind my ears. It's hurts like crazy, whats the best solution besides the steroid shot I got for pain?
How can i get rid if this fluid behind my ears?? It hurts when I'm laying down. I get dizzy and i can't hear. I fly next week so i need this gone asap
I have otitis media and fluid behind my ears and a feeling of pressure, am on betaclav for 5 days and sinucon. when will the pressure go away?
I have a swollen nostril and fluid behind my ears I have a nasal spray for it, could this be the cause of me feeling off balance and sick?
Yes: Congestion affects the inner ear which is responsible for maintaining balance and such imbalance can cause vertigo, nausea and vomiting. An otolaryngologist is best qualified to advise and treat you if nasal irrigations with warm salt water,nasal decongestant spray and, if you can take them, oral decongestants don't help. These sprays and oral decongestants are not meant for long term use however. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
It feels like something crawling in my ear and like there is fluid stuck in there but I have been seen by my Dr several times for this and every time they say they don't see anything or there is fluid behind the eardrum and give me an antibiotic.
Time to go to a specialist. A simple Otitis Media will not have Balance problems.
At your age ear problems are unusual. May need to have acoustic neuroma ruled out or other causes for continuing earaches. Might have immune dysfunction.See an Ear, Nose, and Throat Doctor, get it resolved for good. ...Read more
Fluid- filled and pea- sized lump behind the ear. It started as pimple that had a head and popped. I have irritated it yesterday and it's now a soft pea- sized lump where clear sticky fluid keeps coming out.
Lumps, bumps on Skin: This is where a picture is better than a thousand words. This sounds like a post infection cyst or scar forming in your skin. We call these sebaceous cysts...They can become bigger and infected. And, they can be removed. If the spot is changing, growing, or causing pain please let some good medical provider help you sort this out. ...Read more
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?
Not needed: In general, fluid behind the ear drum by itself doesn't need an "antiseptic" or antibiotic. If the fluid is infected that is a different story and antibiotics can be helpful. If fluid formed because of a nasal or sinus infection then again an antibiotic can help. Most antibiotics in common use such as amoxil, augmentin, ceftin, (cefuroxime) Bactrim etc... Are helpful. ...Read more
Expert opinions? Which antiseptic drug can you recommend for otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum)?
Confusing question: I am not aware of any antiseptic drugs used in the treatment of otitis media. However, we do use antibiotics.Those used vary by the age of the patient, the germ expected, personal allergy history and other factors derived by an office visit.Your pcp can sort this out. This site is not a substitute for an office evaluation when indicated. ...Read more
What can cause throbbing in one ear - but no fluid behind the ear or infection and pressure from both ears originating from inside out?
Numbness in left side of the head and cheek, left two fingers and left leg feel "cold". Can fluid behind the ear drum cause these symptoms?
I have had a problem from fluid behind the ear drum for several months. All the ENT wanted to talk about are hearing aids.that is not the problem?
Ask ENT why: Did your ENT do tympanograms? These show whether there is conductive hearing loss from fluid. You are right that perhaps with resolution of fluid, your hearing may improve. Ask your ENT why he thinks hearing aids are the answer. Maybe your hearing loss is more than expected with just serous otitis. Try antihistamines OTC. They are drying. ...Read more
I have fluid behind the ear drum and i have taken fluticasone, Zyrtec, (cetirizine) and sudafed, none of its working would be ok to try a z-pack?
I held back a sneeze my ear plugged feel like i'm in a fish bowl with water behind my eye and in my ear today my ear pop and leaking clear, red fluid?
If I have seborrheic dermatitis on my scalp and behind my ears, what can I do to get rid of this?
Seborrheic dermatiti: Seborrheic Dermatitis of scalp. If OTC dandruff shampoo doesn't work, your dermatologist can discuss treatment options wi you. This may include options like Rx strength hydrocortisone, desonide or fluocinolone. Antifunfal shampoo or oral meds, metronidazole, photochemotherapy are some options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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