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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
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?
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
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
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
Do ear drops ever reach the eustachian tubes? I have what we thought was an ear infection that ended up being a sinus infection.
Is there some way to check if my Eustachian tubes are blocked? I've had chronic ear infections for about 2 years, went to ENT spec. 4+ times already
ENT already checked: If you have seen the ENT, you do not have chronic blockage of your eustacian tubes. This is one of the things that the ENT specialist evaluates as part of their exam. ...Read more
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