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Doctor insights on: Retracted Eardrum And Allergies

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What would make your eardrum feel like it is vibrating? Could it be allergies?

What would make your eardrum feel like it is vibrating? Could it be allergies?

Probably not: Allergies may give a plugged, crackling, or full sensation. Repetitive tapping is caused by contraction of the tiny stapedial muscle tendon.
Stop all caffeine and other stimulants, if no help go to your ent. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Is it common for eardrums to hurt because of allergies?

Is it common for eardrums to hurt because of allergies?

Indirectly: Allergy symptoms can include nasal congestion and inflammation of the posterior nasopharynx where the eustachian tube drains from the middle ear. With enough congestion, eustachian tube dysfunction can feel like ear popping or plugging that is uncomfortable. An ENT or allergist can assist in unraveling the ear discomfort. ...Read more

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How do you treat an eardrum that is sucked in because of allergies?

How do you treat an eardrum that is sucked in because of allergies?

Decongestant: Try using a decongestant such as sudafed. If this is truly due to allergies, a antihistamine such as Zyrtec (cetirizine) should also help your symptoms. ...Read more

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41 year-old woman having lupus-like symptoms, angioedema and low complement levels.....?

41 year-old woman having lupus-like symptoms, angioedema and low complement levels.....?

Lupus: This sounds like a diagnosis of lupus. Finish and additional work up and be seen by a rheumatologist and. Other needed sub specialist. All the best. ...Read more

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Ear pressure for 3wks. Have allergies, take meds. Ears are able to be popped, but it doesn't relieve the pressure feeling. Ear drum mobile, no fluid in me, and normal tympanograms. Any insight?

Ear pressure for 3wks. Have allergies, take meds. Ears are able to be popped, but it doesn't relieve the pressure feeling. Ear drum mobile, no fluid in me, and normal tympanograms. Any insight?

You need: To have better control of your allergy. You need to take a decongestant histamine and at times two kinds of prescription nasal steroids if that severe. At times an additional oral histamine in the morning! See your doctor if no better. May need referral to allergist or ENT specialist depending on your needs. You can chew gums and yawn to help open up the eustachian tubes, . ...Read more

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My 2 year old had ear infection that went away, she's on zyrtec (cetirizine) 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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What causes dizziness and a retracted eardrum?

What causes dizziness and a retracted eardrum?

Dizziness: You may have a middle ear infection. You need to see your doctor or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Could you explain the surgical treatment for a "collapsed" (retracted) eardrum, please?

Could you explain the surgical treatment for a "collapsed" (retracted) eardrum, please?

Depends.......: The usual first step for treating a retracted eardrum is placement of an "ear tube". This can frequently allow the air pressure of the ear to return to normal. If the problem is too severe, then a more formal operation to fix and support the eardrum could be done. An ear tube may still be required.
There are some centers that are doing a balloon procedure on the eustachian tube. ...Read more

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0.5 cm lymph node rubbery and painless in lower right neck recent retracted eardrum on same side nervous about it don't know how long I had it no fevr?

0.5 cm lymph node rubbery and painless in lower right neck recent retracted eardrum on same side nervous about it don't know how long I had it no fevr?

Small lymph node: Lymph nodes help drain infection. It is likely doing its job and may persist for a long time. A 5 mm (0.5 cm) node is unlikely to be of consequence. ...Read more

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Hoping you can tell me, is retracted eardrum a cause for concern?

Hoping you can tell me, is retracted eardrum a cause for concern?

By itself? No: If the retracted eardrum is associated with smelly drainage, then you can be developing a cholesteatoma. ...Read more

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I have a retracted eardrum in my right ear for the past week. I have tried to equalise with blowing with closed airways and it has not helped. How long does this normally last? Thanks

I have a retracted eardrum in my right ear for the past week. I have tried to equalise with blowing with closed airways and it has not helped. How long does this normally last? Thanks

ETD: Sounds like trouble equalizing the pressure in your middle ear. This often creates a fullness or blockage, like you want to pop or clear your ears. It is called eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD). It cold last 2-3 wks. Decongestant either sprayed into the nose or taken orally can alleviate this problem. Sometimes your doctor needs to examine this and treat with other Rx if no success with OTC Rx ...Read more

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How do you fix a retracted eardrum? Will inserting tubes fix a retracted ear drum?

How do you fix a retracted eardrum? Will inserting tubes fix a retracted ear drum?

ETD vs scarring: If your eardrum is retracted due to imbalance of pressure, tubes should help. However, if it's been a longstanding problem and your drums are scarred, they may not be enough. Check with an ENT who does a good deal of ear surgery (otologist) for the best advice. ...Read more

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Super loud concert, then went to dr, was told there is swelling/might be retracted eardrum. Waiting to see ENT. Ringing, emptiness, sore, on steroids?

Super loud concert, then went to dr, was told there is swelling/might be retracted eardrum. Waiting to see ENT. Ringing, emptiness, sore, on steroids?

Ear drum/concert: Sorry to hear about your problem. No pun intended.
1. Don't do that again.
2. I would wait till you see ENT.

True story on me. I went to similar loud concert. Stuffed Kleenex in my ears. Great concert and night. Forgot about it. About 3 months later I noted my hearing was not so good. Went to ENT friend and they pulled out waxed Kleenex. A good laugh was had by all. I turned pink. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to make incision on retracted eardrum for t-tubes? Howfix retracted ear drum? Hold nose and blow to relieve pressure?

How difficult is it to make incision on retracted eardrum for t-tubes? Howfix retracted ear drum? Hold nose and blow to relieve pressure?

Retracted TM: Hello, a retracted eardrum can be a challange to treat both medically and surgically. Steroids, nasal sprays, air insufflation may all help to equalize the pressure across the tympanic membrane but in patients who fail this therapy may require tube placement. A t-tube will stay in the tm longer than most other tubes and fix the problem. The incision in the right hands shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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Can my eardrums be damaged by loud noises?

Can my eardrums be damaged by loud noises?

Definitely: Loud noises can involve sound energy sufficient enough to damage the eardrum. Not sure why you ask, but if suspected worth a visit to a doctor to have a look. ...Read more

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Reconstuctive eardrum is it successful?

Depends on cause: It can be successful - the success rate depends on the individual circumstance. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of perforated eardrums?

Hearing loss +: Discharge from the ear. Ear drum perforation is one of the complications of infections in the middle ear. The symptoms of otitis media include pain, fever, loss of hearing in the affected ear and on perforation of the ear drum discharge into the external auditory canal. ...Read more

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Is hearing supposed to be muffled? And eardrums inflexible?

Is hearing supposed to be muffled? And eardrums inflexible?

See doctor: Need to have ears examined. Could be wax causing the issue or the sinuses. Get your exam ...Read more

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What is granuloma on the eardrum?

What is granuloma on the eardrum?

Infection: This is most likely due to an ear infection of the middle ear, otitis media, or ear canal (otitis external).

You should be on dry ear precautions.

You need a hearing test.

You may need a ct scan.

Consider seeing an otologist. ...Read more

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How could I repair damaged / ruptured eardrums?

How could I repair damaged / ruptured eardrums?

TREAT THE CAUSE: If it is sponntaneous rupture dut to an infection, you need antibiotics and pain meds and there is healing on its own
but if it is traumatic due to puncture with a sharp object than wait for two months and if it does not heal than surgery called tymanoplasty can be done to close the hole. ...Read more

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What causes an eardrum callus?

What causes an eardrum callus?

See answe: Tympanosclerosis is a condition in which there is calcification of tissue in the eardrum (myringosclerosis) or middle ear and if extensive, it may affect hearing. Precise cause (s) not well understood but may be related to prior chronic ear infections, trauma (e.g. prior insertion of ear tubes), or atherosclerosis. Sometimes confused with cholesteatoma or otosclerosis. ENT evaluation recommended. ...Read more

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How painful is a burst eardrum?

Not painful: A perforated ear drum usually is not associated with pain unless you have a middle ear infection. Also there are sensory nerves innervating the middle ear mucosa and depending on the size of the perforation, air from the outside may irritate these nerves and cause pain. If the perforation is more than 4-5 mm. Surgery can help.
But when you say burst, it could be a tear and may heal on its own. ...Read more

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How much does a burst eardrum hurt?

How much does a burst eardrum hurt?

Unless it is acute: When an acute event happens, like a slap on the face or a bomb blast (or barotrauma) the ear may hurt. If it a chronic occurrence like ear discharge (suppurative otitis media- chronic) you may not feel the pain at all. ...Read more