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Doctor insights on: Over The Counter Treatment 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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Fluid In middle ear treatment? I have tried Flonase, sudafed, Zyrtec-d and steam bowl but nothing is helping

Fluid In middle ear treatment? I have tried Flonase, sudafed, Zyrtec-d and steam bowl but nothing is helping

See an ENT: Could be chronic serous otitis media, you need a good evaluation by an ENT for better management, best wishes ...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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I have tried all of the over counter treatment and nasal steroids for the painful fullness fealing in my ears without success, what shall I do next?

I have tried all of the over counter treatment and nasal steroids for the painful fullness fealing in my ears without success, what shall I do next?

Reassess problem: If you have seen a doctor and ears look normal, normal tympanogram, etc, consider other possibilities. Earaches and ear pressure can come from the throat, teeth, and temporal mandibular joint and muscles of chewing. See an ENT doctor to look at all these areas. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for a middle ear infection?

Ear infection: Treatment for middle ear infection (otitis media) will depend on age. Adults may not take antibiotics if the earache disappears in a few days. Children less than 5 years old usually need antibiotics, especially younger than 2 years old. Over 5 years, treat the same as adults. Analgesic ear drops or oral equivalents can be used to ease the pain. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for chronic middle ear fluid?

Tibes: If you have had a middle ear ear effusion (fluid) for more than 3 or 4 months and you have a hearing loss of 20 to 30%, a very simple and safe procedure performed by any competent ENT doctor is an incision into the ear drum under local anesthesia, aspiration of the fluid, and insertion of a ventilation tube. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for chronic pain?

Is there an over-the-counter treatment for chronic pain?

Chronic pain remedy: Chronic pain is best treated using pain management therapies from a pain specialist as well as engaging in alternative therapies such as yoga or tai chi to help with balance, stretching, feldenkrais, physical therapy, high doses of fish oil, arnica, and eating an anti inflammatory diet. Regular acupuncture and massage can help as well. ...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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Best over-the-counter cure for inner ear itching?

Best over-the-counter cure for inner ear itching?

Cortaid (hydrocortisone): A little Cortaid (hydrocortisone) cream on external ear canal might help. Stop using qtips also! ...Read more

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Fluid, ear drum two days ago. Used "swim-ear" over-the-counter and it burned 2nd time used, woke up clogged with hearing loss. Home remedy? Fly wed!

Fluid, ear drum two days ago. Used "swim-ear" over-the-counter and it burned 2nd time used, woke up clogged with hearing loss. Home remedy? Fly wed!

Need ear checked: Swim ear is an alcohol-based ear drop, hence the reason it burned. If your ear is clogged, it is difficult to determine the exact cause without looking at the ear. It could be the that you had wax in your ear that liquified and is now coating your ear drum or if you somehow developed fluid in the middle ear. Best to get it checked before you fly. ...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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Hey dr in San Jose. Minute clinic. It was not an ear infection. I guess she thinks is fluid behind my ear drum. Not sure that's a good thing or a bad thing? I got more over the counter stuff. Advil and sudafed mostly. I guess the pain might last

Hey dr in San Jose. Minute clinic. It was not an ear infection. I guess she thinks is fluid behind my ear drum. Not sure that's a good thing or a bad thing? I got more over the counter stuff. Advil and sudafed mostly. I guess the pain might last

Obstructed ET: Douglas, It's not possible to direct your comment to a specific doctor through this Q & A app. You can direct a message to a specific doctor by using Concierge. IF you had a cold recently followed by congestion and discomfort in one or both ears it's likely due to Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. See: http://bit. Ly/ZZ8ufv for treatment with Flonase see: http://bit. Ly/1MJuqLD ...Read more

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Are there any home treatments or natural cures for chronic headaches (vs. Over-the-counter meds)?

Are there any home treatments or natural cures for chronic headaches (vs. Over-the-counter meds)?

Headache prevention: For frequent migraine headaches, magensium and butterbur have been shown to prevent headaches.

For tension headaches, neck stretching and realted physical therapy has been shown to prevent headaches.

What kind of headache do you have? That may be important. Some kinds don't responds to these treatments. ...Read more

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Is surgery for drainage of fluid a safe option for treatment of glue ear for a three year old?

Is surgery for drainage of fluid a safe option for treatment of glue ear for a three year old?

Yes, it is very safe: Myringotomy with ear tubes is a very safe, nearly painless procedure that takes about 5 minutes under mask sedation. Tubes are recommended when fluid has persisted longer than 3 months and impairs the hearing, or when a child has had 4 painful middle ear infections in the past 6 months. For more information, see the video at http://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=aitswaq711k. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for fluids in middle ear and popping ears?

What is the best treatment for fluids in middle ear and popping ears?

Antihistamine: There are plenty of antihistamine non-prescription drugs in the market that can open up your sinuses. Afrin (oxymetazoline) spray for a few days works well, unless you have high blood pressure. ...Read more

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What is the cause and treatment for clear fluid ear drainage?

CSF?: When I hear clear fluid from the ear, I worry about spinal fluid leaking through a hole in one's eardrum. If that is the case, this needs to be fixed surgically. Depending on location and size, it can be done through an ear surgery (transmastoid) or needs to be done through a craniotomy. ...Read more

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Had treatment for external otitis, then my ear worsened started ringing 24/7. Had a painful pop, felt fluid in my ear and it seams much better now.?

Had treatment for external otitis, then my ear worsened started ringing 24/7. Had a painful pop, felt fluid in my ear and it seams much better now.?

Blockages opened.: Congrats! The pressure that was build up through the inflammatory processed has been released and and inflammatory fluid has washed out of your ear. Keep clean please. ...Read more

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Fluid in ears and ear infection, treatment?

Fluid in ears and ear infection, treatment?

Age matters: I'm a pediatrician, but hope I can still give you helpful advice. In babies and children, we treat ear infex based on the degree of illness and/or discomfort with the infex. Fluid can be present behind the eardrum with an acute ear infection. If it does not resolve and/or it's adversely affecting one's hearing, we are quicker to act on that. See an ENT (ear/nose/throat) specialist. ...Read more