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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Fluid Behind Ear Drum

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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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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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Should I use something for fluid behind ear drum?

Should I use something for fluid behind ear drum?

No: Fluidcinthe middle ear can be potntially harmful. See an ear dr for. ...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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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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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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Nearly fainted while standing in heat for 15mins. Given dexamethasone yesterday. Taken Singulair last night. Fluid behind ear drum.

Nearly fainted while standing in heat for 15mins. Given dexamethasone yesterday. Taken Singulair last night. Fluid behind ear drum.

Dehydrated?: If you nearly fainted in a hot environment, it is more suggestive of dehydration than drug side effects. Ear involvement may also cause vertigo in some cases, ...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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Fluid behind ear drum sinus pain behind eye and in temple that comes and goes. What causes it and what should I take until ENT appt?

Fluid behind ear drum sinus pain behind eye and in temple that comes and goes. What causes it and what should I take until ENT appt?

Sinus congestion: You need to be checked for allergies as these can cause you to have recurrent ear and sinus issues. Meanwhile, start taking a decongestant such as Pseudoephedrine and continue with the saline nasal spray. ...Read more

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My right ear has been blocked for two weeks, the ENT said I have fluid behind my eardrum, what can I do to help remedy?

My right ear has been blocked for two weeks, the ENT said I have fluid behind my eardrum, what can I do to help remedy?

Pop your ears: Assuming you don't have a past history of ear problems this is likely a temporary issue. Pinch your nose and blow to clear your ears, just like on an airplane. Many ENT docs will use an oral steroid and then, if the fluid does not clear, make a small. Temporary hole in the eardrum to drain the fluid. ...Read more

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Reoccurring scales that build up inside my ear/inner shell/ in crease behind ear/ I can only remove scrubbing after a shower. Psoriasis? Treatment?

Reoccurring scales that build up inside my ear/inner shell/ in crease behind ear/ I can only remove scrubbing after a shower. Psoriasis? Treatment?

Scales: Dermatitis, possibly contact, allergic. Stop any alkaline soaps, alkaline shampoos, hair sprays. Apply OTC cortisone cream 2-3 times /day ...Read more

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Is it safe to use peroxide to get earwax from behind ear drum?

Is it safe to use peroxide to get earwax from behind ear drum?

Peroxide: NEVER behind ear drum. In from to ear drum does not work very well in most. Get ear softening stuff from pharmacy and the syringe to blast it out if Dr says OK ...Read more

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Is stemetil effective in treating the aftermath of liquid trapped behind ear drum as result of ear infection? Read it's anti psychotic, got scared

Is stemetil effective in treating the aftermath of liquid trapped behind ear drum as result of ear infection? Read it's anti psychotic, got scared

Ask Dr to explain: This is a common choice for ear infections (inner) in the british empire. Ask the doctor to explain how it works. This troubles me too, but for many years now, drugs developed for one thing were seen to have additional effects and the companies said, "why not? " so, side effects have become agents on their own. It's like the b side of a record becoming a hit! ...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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My ear is bleeding and my girlfriend looked in it and says it lioks like it could be my eardrum. Should I go get it checked or is there a home remedy?

My ear is bleeding and my girlfriend looked in it and says it lioks like it could be my eardrum. Should I go get it checked or is there a home remedy?

Get ear checked out: There is no home remedy if you think you've injured your ear, especially your ear drum. Your Family Doc can evaluate and refer if necessary to ENT. ...Read more

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My doctor diagnosed me with ear drum rupture. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

My doctor diagnosed me with ear drum rupture. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

Ruptured ear drum: It all depends on what caused it. If infection, may need an antibiotic if not draining well. If traumatic, should heal in 24 hours or so. If from a loud explosion, need to monitor your neuro exam. ...Read more

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Can there be treatment for an ear infection in someone who was born with holes in the eardrum?

Can there be treatment for an ear infection in someone who was born with holes in the eardrum?

Yes: Antibiotic ear drops can be prescribed to treat outer and middle ear infections even with a perforation. Sometimes oral antibiotics are needed for middle ear infections alone or with the drops. The other pressing issue is the "holes" you were born with. That is unusual and you should see an ENT doctor for full exam and hearing test. ...Read more

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Can politics stop civilian ent's say surgery needed for mastotiditis & tore ear drum. Civ dr's refuse treatment when thy find out va caused it apr 201?

Can politics stop civilian ent's say surgery needed for mastotiditis & tore ear drum. Civ dr's refuse treatment when thy find out va caused it apr 201?

Gets complicated...: In general, the U.S. Is a free country, so a patient can select any doctor he wants to go to, and likewise, a doctor can select which patient he wants to treat. That makes life fair. Usually, if there is a complication after a surgery, that surgeon or another surgeon on the same team corrects the problems, instead of bringing an outside person into a problem situation. The va may have more rules. ...Read more

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Fluid lump behind ear?

Fluid lump behind ear?

Not certain: It sounds like there is a fluid collection in the skin behind the ear. Questions to ask yourself: is this soft? Does it move when you touch it? Is it painful or red? Have you had any surgery in this region? There is a natural " lump" behind the ear that is called the mastoid process. This can have an infection and if there is surrounding fluid this may be the fluid lump rthat you see. See your dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Said I have fluid behind ear without infection. How long can this last and at what point should I return to Dr if not better? One week long so far

Dr. Said I have fluid behind ear without infection. How long can this last and at what point should I return to Dr if not better? One week long so far

Middle ear fluid: Greetings. Middle ear fluid causes hearing loss, ear pressure and pain at times and possibly even dizziness. Not sure if your doctor recommended treatment but beginning an OTC nasal spray like Nasacort (triamcinolone) every night might help resolve the effusion. We as ENT doctors recommend considering further treatment after a total of 3 months have passed without the fluid clearing. ...Read more

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Feeling dizzy, off balance. Have fluid behind ear, can this cause dizziness? What causes fluid with no infection?

Feeling dizzy, off balance. Have fluid behind ear, can this cause dizziness? What causes fluid with no infection?

Yes inner ear fluid: Causes dizziness since inner ear is sense of balance, use flonase [generic at wlmart only 8 dollars, 1 spray twice a day will help alot, give it 2 weeks, can combine with antihistamine/decongestant pill and oxymetazoline[afrin] or neosynephrine same way but only 3 days a week. ...Read more

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During a cat scan Dr said I had fluid in my mastoids behind ear. Recommended sudafed. Will that help? Does that mean I have a sinus infection?

During a cat scan Dr said I had fluid in my mastoids behind ear. Recommended sudafed. Will that help? Does that mean I have a sinus infection?

Not necessarily: Fluid can back up into mastoids related to inner ear problems with fluid and sometime infection. Infection in mastoid which can result in necrosis and bone involvement can have fluid in mastoid air cells as well. Sinus infections involve paranasal sinuses frontals (above eyes) ethmoids medial to orbits, and lateral to nose, and maxillary inferior to orbits. These are facial in location. ...Read more

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Clear sinus drainage, breath throughnose, sinus rinse no problem, but dizziness, ears clicking when swallowing, fluid behind ear noinfection. Allergie?

Clear sinus drainage, breath throughnose, sinus rinse no problem, but dizziness, ears clicking when swallowing, fluid behind ear noinfection. Allergie?

Fluid: It sounds like you may have fluid in your eustachian tubes. As your sinuses are clear, avoid the rinses and try Valsalva manoeuvres to try and open them up. If not see ENT. All the best. ...Read more

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Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) x3 days for om, fever 99-102 today, painful lump behind ear... And ear completely fluid filled. Will the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) start working soon?

Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) x3 days for om, fever 99-102 today, painful lump behind ear... And ear completely fluid filled. Will the augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) start working soon?

Ear Infections: Is the lump behind the ear growing? If so, this is either an inflamed lymph node or the beginning of a mastoid infection. Go back asap to see your doctor. A switch to an injectable antibiotic may be in order, or referral to an ENT to consider inserting an ear tube. ...Read more

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I have neck pain, fluid behind ear, swollen glands in neck and cold sore all on the right side. Dr. Put me on amoxil (amoxicillin) and steriods. Is this normal?

I have neck pain, fluid behind ear, swollen glands in neck and cold sore all on the right side. Dr. Put me on amoxil (amoxicillin) and steriods. Is this normal?

Is what normal?: The symptoms of neck pain, swollen glands, fluid behind the ear drum and cold sore all strongly suggest that you have a viral upper respiratory infection. The treatment with amoxacillin therefore might not be indicated. A general rule that most ENT physicians follow is this: if symptoms are getting worse after 5 days or not better after 10 days, we recommend empirically an antibiotic. ...Read more