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Doctor insights on: Middle Ear Effusion In Adults

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Effusion (Definition)

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Otitis media with effusion in adults causes ringing in the ears?

Ringing: Ear fluid can definitely cause ringing. When the fluid resolves, the ringing will get better (along with your hearing). ...Read more

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How common is it for an adult to have a middle ear infection?

How common is it for an adult to have a middle ear infection?

Otitis media: Hello, that is a very good question. It is rather uncommon for adults to develop middle ear infections. Once the facial bones reach maturity, the angle of the eustachian tube maximizes to prevent bacteria from reaching the middle ear. Unless etd occurs, an adult should outgro otitis media. ...Read more

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Chronic blocked eustachian tube in adults-my husband has had an implant in the art drum to try to drain the middle ear but this has blocked up again?

Chronic blocked eustachian tube in adults-my husband has had an implant in the art drum to try to drain the middle ear but this has blocked up again?

Tube may be plugged: Sometime pe (pressure equalization) tubes fail. When they do return of symptoms is common. Also, pe tubes can be expected to remain in the ear drum for months to years, depending on the type. He should be reevaluated by his ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Adult. left ear - outer and middle ear infection. Taking meds. Pain is worse and severe. Pain spread to throat and side of head. Do I need to go to ER?

Adult. left ear - outer and middle ear infection. Taking meds. Pain is worse and severe. Pain spread to throat and side of head. Do I need to go to ER?

Check first: Contact the doctor who prescribed the current treatment and explain the change in your condition. The ER is always "open," but being seen by the same doctor who treated the original condition is usually more helpful. ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for otistis media with effusion? I have it and it is pretty disturbing with the fullness in my ears.

What is a good treatment for otistis media with effusion? I have it and it is pretty disturbing with the fullness in my ears.

See below: Otitis media with effusion(OME) is less common in adults than in children. In children it follows acute otitis media. In adults it's usually due to Eustachian tube dysfunction. ETD can be the result of sinusitis, allergy, deviated septum, nasopharyngeal tumor, large tonsils or adenoids or frequent URI's. Antibiotics and corticosteroids/decongestants not usually helpful SEE: http://bit.ly/2bOuEer ...Read more

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