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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Chronic Middle Ear Fluid

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What symptoms will arise with chronic middle ear fluid?

What symptoms will arise with chronic middle ear fluid?

Hearing loss: Hearing loss and a feeling of pressure in the ear are the symptoms of middle ear fluid. Pain is rare unless it is infected. ...Read more

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Curious to know how middle ear fluid can make someone's equilibrium off! Thanks!

Curious to know how middle ear fluid can make someone's equilibrium off! Thanks!

Inner ear involvment: Middle ear fluid is the result of a negative pressure int the middle ear space secondary to obstruction of the eustachian tube (tube that connects back of nose to middle ear). 2 reasons for equilibrium involvement. The virus causing the middle ear fluid can reach the inner ear or brain directly or the inflammatory process in the middle ear can directly get into the inner ear (rw mem. ...Read more

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How will I know when middle ear fluid is dried up/draining?

How will I know when middle ear fluid is dried up/draining?

Middle ear pressure.: When middle ear fluid is resolved, the hearing has improved to your former state. A measurement of middle ear pressure, a so called tympanogram can be performed by an audiologist and can prove objectively that the middle ear fluid has completely resolved in most cases. ...Read more

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5yo had middle ear fluid & adenoid hypertrophy, was on Singulair (montelukast) 1 daily x3 months after which she developed sleepmyoclonus; can singulair (montelukast) b the cause?

5yo had middle ear fluid & adenoid hypertrophy, was on Singulair (montelukast) 1 daily x3 months after which she developed sleepmyoclonus; can singulair (montelukast) b the cause?

Not likely: No Singulair (montelukast) is not likely 2 cause sleep myoclonus. The other conditions you mention are common in young children, middle ear fluid and adenoidal hypertrophy. Benign sleep myoclonus is also common, and unrelated to the former conditions. As long as your child's development is normal and the nature of the movement does not change, this is a variant of normal and needs no further investigation ...Read more

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Why can't ear fluid in the middle ear be seen with those who have inner ear disorders?

Why can't ear fluid in the middle ear be seen with those who have inner ear disorders?

Isn't there: Those with inner ear issues do not by their diagnosis, need any middle fluid to be present. Inner ear disorders reflect an attack of the ear nerve, that usually comes through the bloodstream. Someone with inner ear disease can have incidental middle ear fluid and that may be visible. ...Read more

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Can fluid get in inner ears like it can in middle ear? If so, how does dr diagnose inner ear fluid.

Can fluid get in inner ears like it can in middle ear? If so, how does dr diagnose inner ear fluid.

Middle vs inner?: Not sure what you mean here. The ear canal is open to the outside, so every time you bath, shower, swim, are in the rain, etc, fluid can enter the ear canal. The tympanic membrane[tm]) ear drum, stops any fluid from getting into the inner ear (which some people may call the middle ear). Using an otoscope, a dr. Can tell with reasonable certainty if "fluid" is behind the tm, and decide any tx needs. ...Read more

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What's a good OTC medicine to help dry up fluid in middle ear?

What's a good OTC medicine to help dry up fluid in middle ear?

Pseudo...: Fluid that builds up in cavities such as the sinuses or the middle ear can be treated over the counter with decongestant medications. Pseudoephedrine is an active ingredient of many such decongestants, which is quite effective. Speak to a pharmacist about which decongestant is the best for you. ...Read more

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Chronic ear pain includes drainage 4 3 mo. Just had right tonsil removed so I know pain can b referred. Ear/throat connections? Cause of ear fluid?

Chronic ear infectio: If there is drainage there is probably a perforation of the ear drum due to a chronic ear infection.The ent surgeon who did the tonsillectomy should check the ear. Pain can be referred but drainage is not normal. ...Read more

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Can someone with mal de disembarkment syndrome have fluid in the middle ear?

Mal de Mer??: It is possible to have fluid in the middle ear to cause this or just feel sea sick and not being on the boat after disembarking. Dizziness, lightheadedness, nausea can be caused by many things. Fluid in middle ear might have been caused by having a cold or sinus problem and not being on a ship. If symptoms do not improve being on land for 24 hours see your family physician or sooner if worse. ...Read more

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Can I have fluid in the middle ear and an inner ear disorder at same time?

Can I have fluid in the middle ear and an inner ear disorder at same time?

Yes: You can have both of those things at the same time, independent of each other. ...Read more

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I have fluid in middle ear will it drain naturally? Have been told op and gromits, which I don't want, Hearing returning slowly

I have fluid in middle ear will it drain naturally? Have been told op and gromits, which I don't want, Hearing returning slowly

Usually resolves: Fluid in the middle ear, called serous otitis, usually resolves on its own. If it is severe and your hearing is impaired then the ENT surgeons can offer other solutions. If your hearing is returning then I would give it a while longer for it to resolve on its own. ...Read more

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What could be causing the ringing in my left ear? I thought it was the ear fluid I had but that has since cleared up yet my ear is still ringing.

Tinnitus: Is caused by oxidative stress in the ear mechanism. I suggest that you read my blog "oxygen, the spark of life" that yoou can google. ...Read more

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I have fluid in middle ear, just right ear. When I stand, bend or lean over I get a bouncy, unsteady feeling. Is it the fluid? Laying down goes away.

I have fluid in middle ear, just right ear. When I stand, bend or lean over I get a bouncy, unsteady feeling. Is it the fluid? Laying down goes away.

Middle ear prob: Yes what you describe could be fluid in the middle ear. Hopefully you are under doctors care for this problem, and when fluid is cleared you will feel better. ...Read more

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I have neck tightness in the front and ear fluid I'm 29 year female what is it?

I have neck tightness in the front and ear fluid I'm 29 year female what is it?

Ear fluid?: What sort of ear fluid do you have? What sort of neck tightness do you have? Please give more details and resubmit your question. ...Read more

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Fluid in the middle ear. How can you this treat at home?

Benign condition: Middle ear fluid can diminish your hearing for a time but can be left alone & should resolve without treatment. Excluding irritant exposures like smoke or fumes may allow your eustachian tube to reopen & let the fluid drain. Stretching the eustachian tube by yawning or learning to pop your ears can help. If u develop pain or fever have it checked. ...Read more

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Are there any tips or advice to help drain fluid from the middle ear or do I simply have to wait and watch.?

Are there any tips or advice to help drain fluid from the middle ear or do I simply have to wait and watch.?

Sudafed may help: Sudafed is a decongestant that may help dry out your mucous membranes, including your middle ear. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC to drain fluid from middle ear from a cold it's been over 10days still build up of fluid?

What is the best OTC to drain fluid from middle ear from a cold it's been over 10days still build up of fluid?

Best: Is to keep drainage "tubes" (Eustacian tubes) open with a combination of nasal spray (EG: Neosynephrine) plus oral decongestant (Phenylephrine) ASK YOUR PHARMACIST FOR RECOMMENDATIONS

Hope this is helpful....remember the old saying "If you do NOT treat a cold it will last for 7 days. If you treat it it will only last a week"
Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Can promethazine dm help ear fluid clear up??

Nope: There is no medicine to "clear up" middle ear fluid. Decongestants and antihistamines have been studied and do not speed the resolution of middle ear fluid after a cold. This should clear up within a month or two on its own. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of fluid in middle ear without surgery and fast.

How do I get rid of fluid in middle ear without surgery and fast.

What type of fluid.: If the fluid is serous (clear), perhaps you have a serous otitis media, which may be caused by allergy; if this is the case, an antihistamine may help. If the fluid is pus (opaque), an antibiotic should clear it up and usually drainage is not required. If it is blood, it may be from trauma; if bloody, this may need further work-up by your physician. Get it checked out; prob won't need surgery. ...Read more

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Can someone have fluid in estachian tube without having fluid in middle ear?

Can someone have fluid in estachian tube without having fluid in middle ear?

Not likely: It is virtually impossible to demonstrate fluid in the eustachian tube clinically or even radiologically. Eustachian tube obstruction leads to negative pressure in the middle ear and eventually fluid in the middle ear space. If the ear drum on inspection is considered to be normal, then it is highly unlikely to have eustachian tube obstruction. ...Read more

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Are there really definitive tests that show an inner ear fluid buildup that may result in dizziness as a main physical symtom?

Are there really definitive tests that show an inner ear fluid buildup that may result in dizziness as a main physical symtom?

Some: Tympanometry testing can tell if there is fluid in the middle ear, which can cause dizziness. The inner ear, however, is a little more involved to test as there are a number of tests to do to fully assess the inner ear as it is nearly impossible to access. There are different hearing and nerve tests that can be done, but I'm not sure one could definitively tell you there's fluid in the inner ear. ...Read more

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Went to the pharmacy and they told me to take a maximum strength decongestant, still didn't work. How can you clear up ear fluid on your own?

Went to the pharmacy and they told me to take a maximum strength decongestant, still didn't work. How can you clear up ear fluid on your own?

Ear wax?: You may have a blockage due to ear wax accumulation. A physician can check this and either remove it themselves or recommend you further. ...Read more