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Need Help With Chronic Middle Ear Fluid
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
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
No: It normally causes a transient decrease in hearing. ...Read more
Is draining middle ear fluid a simple and common procedure for adults? Can it be done in the physicians office?
5yo had middle ear fluid & adenoid hypertrophy, was on Singulair 1 daily x3 months after which she developed sleepmyoclonus; can singulair b the cause?
Not likely: No Singulair 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
ENT #: Can daily post nasal drip (doctor not seen yet) caused by continued air conditioned environment ever result in middle ear fluid build up?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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