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Serous otitis adult: I have a serous otitis . I will have had 3 days of treatment before i take the plane. Is it ok?

Serous otitis adult: I have a serous otitis . I will have had 3 days of treatment before i take the plane. Is it ok?

Probably not: A serous effusion in the middle ear is the result of inflammation of the eustachian tube. If you fly and can not equalize pressure through the tube, you may hemorrhage into the middle or inner ear and develop permanent hearing loss and severe vertigo. I would advise that an ENT doctor remove the fluid and insert a ventilation tube before you fly or cancel the flight and wait. ...Read more

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How dangerous is serous otitis media?

How dangerous is serous otitis media?

Nothing specific: Serous otitis starts as normal fluid made on the walls of the middle ear that fails to exit through the eustachian and the throat. Any structural, irritant, allergic or infectious process that causes the eustachian tube to swell can trigger this. It can last for weeks or months before resolving. It could become secondarily infected and become a true ear infection requiring antibiotics. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms serous otitis media and what is it caused from?

What are the symptoms serous otitis media and what is it caused from?

Fluid in ear: Serous otitis media is simply fluid in the middle ear (behind the ear drum). It can be caused by allergies or viral infections. If fluid stays in this area, it may become infected and need to be treated, but the serous fluid usually clears up on its own. You may have a blocked feeling in your ears, feel pressure, or popping in your ears. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about serous otitis media and lost a lot of hearing?

Can you tell me about serous otitis media and lost a lot of hearing?

See below: Otitis media with effusion, new terminology for serous otitis, adversely affects air conduction and results in hearing deficit up to 25 db. ...Read more

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What's the best way to clear up serous otitis media. I have been doing everything the after hrs NP told me. How long will it take for fluid to drain?

What's the best way to clear up serous otitis media. I have been doing everything the after hrs NP told me. How long will it take for fluid to drain?

See Your Doctor: Fluid behind the eardrum can persist for 6 to 12 weeks in many patients; is usually self-limited. A watchful waiting approach is all that is necessary for most. Nasal Steroid sprays may be beneficial in speeding up the process in some cases. If resolution does not occur, then referral to an ENT specialist for drainage and tube placement may be necessary. See your doctor for follow-up and treatment plan. ...Read more

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How long does it take the ringing in my left ear to stop? I have serous otitis media.

Ear causing tear :(: The ringing in the ear during, after this infection can last awhile...And wax and wane as it slowly improves over time. Sometimes the ringing can last for awhile. I recommend seeing your doctor or an ENT physician. Do not despair. ...Read more