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Doctor insights on: Reflexology Treatments For Glue Ear

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My daughter was offered grommets for treatment of glue ear. How well do grommets work n what r chances of g. Ear fixing itsself please?

Work well: The grommets, or pe tubes as we call them, work really well. If the thick fluid behind the eardrum has been there a couple of months, then it can cause decreased hearing, speech problems and other middle ear problems. ...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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2.5 yr boy says 7 words. Has said 100.Rec. Lang. Is fine. History fam speech delay. Had glue ear. Autism r/o. Genetic test fine. Therapy didn't help. Worry?

2.5 yr boy says 7 words. Has said 100.Rec. Lang. Is fine. History fam speech delay. Had glue ear. Autism r/o. Genetic test fine. Therapy didn't help. Worry?

Hearing?: Glue ear is generally diagnosed at surgery for tubes. Did he have tubes placed? Has he had a hearing test? I would ensure hearing is normal before focusing on the speech delay. If that is okay I would be sure to get another opinion of a pediatric speech therapist and potentially a pediatric ENT doctor. Also make sure his siblings aren't "talking for him". ...Read more

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Could having your ears pierced affect the reflexology points in the ear?

Could having your ears pierced affect the reflexology points in the ear?

I believe so: The ear is an energetic microsystem that represents the body as a whole. It is represented as an upside down homunculus. This is the principle that auricular acupuncture is based on (first done in France). Small needles are placed in the ear over acupuncture points to effect the corresponding areas of the body. So, yes a piercing that is on a specific point - could have an impact. ...Read more

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Please let me know if there is any cure or treatment that works for ringing in the ears?

Please let me know if there is any cure or treatment that works for ringing in the ears?

Not much: Options include using white noise machines or tinnitus masking earphones. The goal of these treatments is to train your brain not to notice the ringing. Sometimes medications can be prescribed - amitryptilline or valium - somewhat helpful. There was some hope that gingko biloba would help but it is also only somewhat helpful. ...Read more

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What are some natural treatments for swimmer's ear?

What are some natural treatments for swimmer's ear?

Vinegar: One of the most common home remedies is a weak vinegar solution. Used distilled vinegar and not one of the flavored versions such as balsamic, and dilute it please. Be well, dr. Fred
www. Cornerstoneplasticsurgery. Com. ...Read more

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What causes swimmer's ear, and what's the best treatment?

What causes swimmer's ear, and what's the best treatment?

Bacterial infection: Warm dark wet spaces such as a wet ear canal make an ideal breeding ground for bacteria such as pseudomonas and staph and these cause swimmers ear. Antibiotic / steroid drops are most effective in treating it. It is more common in people who clean their ears with qtips as wax protects the skin from infection. Another reason to not clean your ear canals. Only the very outside should be touched. ...Read more

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I have tinitus that's ringing in the ear is there a treatment cure for it?

I have tinitus that's ringing in the ear is there a treatment cure for it?

Tinnitus: What you are describing is tinnitus.Tinnitus is very common and usually but not always associated with hearing loss (usually a high frequency loss). I would recommend getting a hearing test at your local ent's office. Unfortunately, there is no cure for tinnitus. ...Read more

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My ears hurt a lot and it has been like that for a long time what could it be and what is the treatment?

My ears hurt a lot and it has been like that for a long time what could it be and what is the treatment?

Dull pain that...: Comes and goes over a long period can be the jaw joint. Treatment= heat, soft diet, anti-inflammatories and oral appliance at night. This however is a diagnosis of exclusion so you should have your family doctor check you. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ear tubes?

What is the treatment for ear tubes?

Usually none.: For most patients who have had tubes placed, no treatment is necessary unless there is an ear infection and/or drainage. The ENT doctor can tell you what to expect, based on whether the tubes are to be temporary or permanent. ...Read more

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Treatments for blocked ears?

Treatments for blocked ears?

Depends on cause: Is it wax? Get it removed. Is it fluid behind the ear drum? Consider getting your ear drum lanced. Is it a foreign body? Get it removed. ...Read more

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Treatment for ringing in ears?

Treatment for ringing in ears?

Tinnitus treatment: We check for underlying causes such as earwax occluding the ear canals, hearing loss due to history of loud noise exposure or age-relates, medications, high blood pressure, head/neck injuries, head/neck tumors, TMJ disorder, etc.
Treatments will depend of whether the cause of tinnitus is treatable or not. ...Read more

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What is ringing in the ears treatment?

What is ringing in the ears treatment?

Noise: Most causes of ringing is due to auditory nerve irritation or degeneration, although the means by which that occurs is quite variable. The most effective treatment is to play a sound source to distract you from the internal noise. A high-tech solution involves precise matching of the ringing tones and then to produce noise cancellation by reversing tonalities. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC treatment for ringing in the ears?

Is there an OTC treatment for ringing in the ears?

No: Lots of stuff on the market, but none that I have seen work. ...Read more

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When I wake up both my ears clog up what's the cause and treatment?

When I wake up both my ears clog up what's the cause and treatment?

Probable: Allergies!! should be evaluated (what's inside your PILLOWS!!!!)
Use a anti-histamine/decongestive at bedtime (eg Xyrtec -D)

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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How long can an ear cold last and what's the best treatment for it?

How long can an ear cold last and what's the best treatment for it?

Depends what it is..: An "ear cold" does not have a strict medical definition and I would suspect could represent one of 2 things. One is a true bacterial infection of the middle ear (otitis media) which often can require antibiotics to clear up. Another would be eustachian tube dysfunction in which a cold or allergies can block the drainage tube of the ear and this can last until the cold resolves or longer 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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After a couple of 7 hr Flights from Hot climate have a hissing noise from ears especially at night time when in bed any treatment suggestions please?

After a couple of 7 hr Flights from Hot climate have a hissing noise from ears especially at night time when in bed any treatment suggestions please?

The hissing: Is called tinnitus and it is a common result of high altitude flying and the effect of air pressure changes on the inner ear hearing "system" (which also helps us with balance) Try chewing gum during take off and landings!
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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With ear swelling what are my treatment options?

With ear swelling what are my treatment options?

What is swollen?: Need more information to answer this question appropriately. Is the swelling in the ear canal or in the external ear. Are there other symptoms? Have you had trauma to the area, been bitten by anything, are you allergic to some topical preparation, is is accompanied by redness, tenderness, and so on? Try an ice pack and if this doesn't work see your family doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for puncture wound of the ear?

What is the treatment for puncture wound of the ear?

Depends: Most traumatic perforations of the tympanic membrane (ear drum) heal spontaneously. Keep water out of the ear. If there is a hearing loss, vertigo or otorrhea (drainage), you must consult an otologist (ear doctor) for a more specific diagnosis and treatment. You should let us know the preceding event that led to the puncture and how large it is before specific treatment can be considered. ...Read more

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I have ear pain not going anywhere, what to do for treatment?

I have ear pain not going anywhere, what to do for treatment?

Ibuprofen: If viral, you only need comfort measures.Ibuprofen and occasionally holding gentle heat to the ear (heating pad on low or compress) will often do the trick. If it persists, you need to have it evaluated to see if specific treatments are needed. ...Read more

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I have ear pops when lifting weights, what to do for treatment?

I have ear pops when lifting weights, what to do for treatment?

Air into middle ear: When you lift weights. Your abdominal muscles tighten the pressure in the back of your nose increases, driving air into the middle ear via the eustachian tube. This is a normal physiological phenomenon. This is the best explanation I can give you. However, if the force of the air is great enough when you lift too much weight, theoretically, you could perforate your ear drum. Be careful. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for ear swelling?

Depends: It would depend on the reason for swelling whether due to trauma or infection. Perhaps ear drops if "swimmer's ear" but if really swollen may need oral cortisone and/or antibiotics. Be especially cautious if one has diabetes. Also could be a fungal infection as well. ...Read more

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Are there effective natural treatments for puncture wound of the ear?

Are there effective natural treatments for puncture wound of the ear?

Evaluate cartilage: Minor injuries effecting the soft tissues only are likely to heal uneventfully but injuries involving the cartilage should be evaluated and may require approximation or disrupted cartilage and/or antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have ear problem with a bloody discharge, what to do for treatment?

I have ear problem with a bloody discharge, what to do for treatment?

Discharge coming out: Of your external ear canal? Please seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Lymph nodes under the ear is big about three months, what is the seutibal treatment?

Lymph nodes under the ear is big about three months, what is the seutibal treatment?

Biopsy: When it lasts that long, then it should be biopsied if we don't know the cause for it. That could be done either surgically or by a needle depending on the level of suspicious and the available pathology equipment and expertise. ...Read more