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What is done for an eustachian tube infection?

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
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What is done for an eustachian tube infection?

Antibiotics: If there is a true infection of the tube or the structures affected by it, antibiotics are in order to clear the infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Infection (Definition)

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


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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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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?

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

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How long does it take for eustachian tubes to open after sinus infection?

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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I have otitis-media ear infection and some hearing loss, how to unblock my eustachian tubes?

I have otitis-media ear infection and some hearing loss,  how to unblock my eustachian tubes?

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 more

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Do ear drops ever reach the eustachian tubes? I have what we thought was an ear infection that ended up being a sinus infection.

Do ear drops ever reach the eustachian tubes? I have what we thought was an ear infection that ended up being a sinus infection.<enter dizziness wow!

Should not: Drops into the external ear canal will not reach the eustachian tubes unless the tympanic membrane (ear drum) is perforated. It is not uncommon for a person with an upper respiratory infection to have it affect the sinuses, middle ear, and so on. ...Read more

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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

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