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Tests For Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
What kind of allergy test(s) should I take to find out what's causing eustachian tube dysfunction?
Eustachian tube: dysfunction usually occurs when the said tube malfunctions, typically when obstructed. You will best off under the care of the otolaryngologist to direct management needed. Take care! www.healthtap.com/dr-nnebe ...Read more
As follows.: The main symptom is muffled or dulled hearing. You may also have ear pain because the eardrum is tensed and stretched. Other symptoms that may also develop include a feeling of fullness in the ear, ringing or buzzing in the ear (tinnitus) and dizziness. One or both ears may be affected. See ENT doc to manage this problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hearing loss: Your eustachian tubes connect your space behind your eardrum to the back of your nose. If this tube stops working, then your ear can fill up with fluid or pressure. If it fills up with fluid, you have an effusion and your hearing decreases like you are underwater. If it fills with pressure, you may have ear pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The tensor vili palatini muscle helps open the eustachain tube. When the eustachian tube will not open fluid collects in the middle ear. This causes an infection in young children where tubes are put in the ears to relieve the swelling of the tympanic membrane. However, the real cause is the pressure from the tm condyle which pushes against the posterior of the glenoid fossa. Building up the. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: This is common after an episode of otitis media and can persist up to 3 months. However, there are people who live with it constantly and may need intervention such as placing an ear tube. Decongestants have not been shown to help but gentle ear popping can. Studies are looking into whether medicines like Flonase (an intranasal steroid) help or not. ...Read more
Ear fullness: The eustachian tube is a muscular tube which connects the middle ear with the back of the nose. It 's function is to equalize the air pressure in the middle ear. It can dysfunction when it gets swollen or closed during a cold, allergies or barotrauma ( pressure changes during flying or scuba diving). Decongestants may help. A consult with your doctor should be obtained before starting treatment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
For the first time I have Eustachian Tube Dysfunction and it brothers me since last week! How is it treated? Thank you.
Eustachian tube dysf: Nasal congestion due to allergies or infection can cause blockage of the tube that connect middle ear to the back of nose. or even middle-ear to nose. You can auto-insufflation (pop ears) along with anti-histamine and decongestant to see if your ear fullness resolves. If not or gets acutely worse, you will need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Apart from colds, what other things cause eustachian tube dysfunction? I have been diagnosed with it and would like to know other causes.
See below: Anything that causes the lining of the nose to become irritated or inflamed-narrows the eustachian tub opening or passageway. Colds, allergies, pollution, smoke. Obesity can predispose one too. Very rarely is it a sign of more serious problems like nasal polyps, cleft palate or tumor. ...Read more
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