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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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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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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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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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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 2 year old had ear infection that went away, she's on zyrtec for her allergies any thing i can do to help get rid of fluid behind ear drum.

Patience please: He fluid may persist for weeks after the infection clears but should resolve without help.Avoiding airway irritants like smoke or fragrances can reduce the chance the eustachian tube will remain swollen & prevent fluid release. ...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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