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Infection In Eustachian Tube
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Possible: Visit an ENT for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Is it possible for a sinus infection to last 6 months or more or a eustachian tube to be clogged for 6 months or more?
Yes, Chronic: Inflammatory sinus disease is not uncommon. This is a complex topic that may include bacterial and fungal infections, allergic inflammation, super antigens, and other chronic inflammatory conditions. Eustachian tube dysfunction can also be chronic for years or even a lifetime under certain conditions. ...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)
After long-lasting sinus infection and ear infection, i was told i have eustachian tube dysfunction which makes my ear feel full. is this temporary?
How long does it take to clear the eustachian tubes once they are clogged from cold and sinus infection? It happened after a cold and sinus infection. Taking amxicillin; hearing is muffled.
A : A blocked ear after an infection is a very individual thing. If this is the first time this has happened and if you have no problems with your ears flying then it will probably clear rapidly (days). If this is something that happens frequently then there may be a more chronic condition going on such as chronic sinusitis which can smolder for a much longer time (weeks). Muffled hearing suggests fluid in the ear which usually means this is a more serious condition and should be evaluated by an ENT physician who would not only look at your ears but also look in your nose with a nasal endoscope to evaluate the sinuses and eustachian tube area and obtain cultures if necessary. This is best done a week or so after taking the Amoxicillin if symptoms are still present. Nasal irrigations with a nettie pot may help speed up the recovery as will a few days of afrin use. ...Read more
Time: You can try popping your ears, but mostly it is just a matter of time. 50% of people no longer have fluid that is causing the hearing loss at one month after the infection, 90% no longer have fluid at 3 months after the infection. If your hearing is still down at 3 months, you should see an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: There is no set answer. It depends on the extent of pathology, extent of surgery, healing tendencies and predisposing anatomic variables. You should talk to your ENT surgeon for a suggested timline and possible need for additional medication. ...Read more
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