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What causes fluid behind ear drum?

What causes fluid behind ear drum?

Negative pressure : In order for the ear to work properly air from the outside of the ear drum has to be balanced by air on the inside of the eardrum. In an intact ear drum the only way for air to get into the middle ear space is up the eustachian tube. If the eustachian tube doesn't work well the air inside the middle ear gets used up creating a negative pressure. Eventually this pressure can become so low that fluid is sucked from the lining of the middle ear space. ...Read more

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Fluid behind ear drum, so painful what can I do ?

Fluid behind ear drum, so painful what can I do ?

Drainage: See a specialist. Decongestents may help but you can have an infection. ...Read more

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What do I do for fluid behind ear drum?

What do I do for fluid behind ear drum?

See a doctor: Fluid behind the eardrum is not normal. You may need decongestants, antibiotics and nasal sprays. Sometimes this is a sign of something going on in the nose or sinuses as well. This should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Had fluid behind ear drum kinda crackles and a bit deaf what can I take to get rid of it?

Had fluid behind ear drum kinda crackles and a bit deaf what can I take to get rid of it?

Check with ENT: Depends on how much of fluid you have behind the ear, it may need myringotomy( small nick of the ear drum, to let out fluid) , in addition you may need a ear tube. Sometimes it may resolve with medications, or valsava maneuver. ...Read more

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Can a little fluid behind ear drum be a sign of a sinus infection?

Yes: Fluid in the middle ear is a common sign of infection of the sinuses, ears, and upper respiratory tract. It can also be present in seasonal allergies, jaw/ear/nose inflammation or the aftermath of underwater activities. ...Read more

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Symptoms of ear infection or fluid behind ear drum?

Symptoms of ear infection or fluid behind ear drum?

Pain, hearing issue: In acute otitis there is pain, decrease hearing in kids fever, vomiting and sometimes abdominal pain. In chronic form it decrease in hearing might be the only symptom. ...Read more

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