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Retracted Eardrum And Allergies
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
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
I have bad seasonal allergies. On drive down through the mountains had dizzy/vertigo/numbness. Now I feel fluid behind eardrum. Worse dizziness drivin?
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
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
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
I have a retracted eardrum from a fired Gunshot, will it heal and return to its natural position and will I regain my hearing or is this permanent?
Retracted TM: Suggest seeing ENT, get audiogram. Keep ear dry, more like to have TM perforation than TM retraction. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Pt&chiro for cervical and lumbar due to car accident. Developed retracted eardrum, out of no where, with no sign of infections. In a lot of pain. Help?
????: Who diagnosed the eardrum? See an ENT to evaluate your ears. ...Read more
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?
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
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
I have serous otitis & retracted eardrums. Wont get nasal spray for a few days. Anything I can do until I get meds. Buzzing sounds in both ears. No pain?
I went to my pcp last week for ear pain. I have a retracted eardrum in the l only, no om, ome, uri. Did nasonex (mometasone) x5d without symptoms relief. Suggestions?
See doctor: Need to have ears examined. Could be wax causing the issue or the sinuses. Get your exam ...Read more
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
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
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
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