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Treatments For Serous Otitis Media
What decongestants should I look for in helping with the treatment of serous otitis media? I went to the doctors a while ago and plan a follow up soon
Mucinex-D and Afrin (oxymetazoline): Try mucinex-d as long as you don't have blood pressure problems, for 7-10 days. It's is useful to use afrin nasal spray 2 sprays each nostril 2x a day for 3 days only, as well. The nasal spray will decongest your nose and eustachian tube right behind your nose to help drain the fluid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
How long does ringing in ears last after serous otitis media has cleared? I still have ringing after almost all of the fluid is gone, a little worried
I went to my primary yesterday and i was told that I have acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, acute allergic and serous otitis media. Can any of these cause shortness of breath?
Yes... But : If you have all those diagnosis the underplaying cause is an infection, which can spread, to the lung. Sinusitis can lead to post nasal drip and cause shortness of breath, but so can a bronchitis or pneumonia.... If you don't get better shortly or get worse head back over to his office. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
1 month ago i was told i had infection & serous otitis media in my left ear and ringing but now my right ear is also ringing IV been on 2 anti biotics?
Ear Infection RIng: Serous otitis medial is generally associated with blockage in the eustachian tube, the opening between the middle ear and back of the nose. Ringing is often associated with hearing loss. Try gently clearing your ears by closing your mouth, and blowing your nose. The ears should pop or feel full. If they don't clear, i feel the best course is a short round of inhaled nasal steroid or oral steroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acute sinusitis, acute rhinitis, acute allergic serous otitis media. Short of breath chest pain and high BP is that normal?
Need to see MD: If you are short of breath, having chest pain and have high blood pressure, you should see your physician asap. Having a sinus infection, rhinitis or an otitis could be associated with respiratory symptoms. Additionally, some of the medications commonly used for treatment of these conditions could exacerbate blood pressure issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I went to urgent care and I have acute serous otitis media in my right ear. I have amoxicillin and I am having severe pain. Pain killer doesn't work. ?
Change pain killer: Ear pain can be very severe. If what u r taking is not helping have the pain killer changed to something that may be more effective. Call the doctor who saw you. Antibiotics do take 24-48 hours to work at times and that may also need to be changed if not helping. Have urself re evaluated within 24-48 hours if medications not helping. ...Read more
Can you get a middle ear fungal infection after serous otitis media has cleared out? And how long is safe to let it set as my ENT appointment is march
Yes: With serous otitis, clear fluid in the middle ear space has not drained properly and pressure causes the eardrum to bulge. After drainage, fluid left can become infected. Fungal infections are unusual. If you are concerned, see you ENT asap. If you cannot see him/her within next 48-72 hours, see a primary care doctor. If fever/chills, nausea/vomiting, extreme ear/head/jaw pain go to emergency dept. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got diagnosed with serous otitis media along with a upper respiratory infection, will Mucinex (guaifenesin) speed up the drainage, and how long will my ear ring?
Up to weeks: It could take up to 6 weeks. See your doctor. ...Read more
Myringotomy tubes: Myringomtomy tubes are tiny tubes placed surgically in the ear drum to prevent recollection of fluid in the middle ear space, thus reducing the need for oral antibiotics. Most varieties will fall out on their own after a few months to a couple of years, but other types are intended to be permanent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OTITIS MEDIA is-: Middle ear infection. Bacteria enters from upper respiratory tract/nose thru the eustacian tube. As middle ear is a close empty cavity, bacteria grows easily. Treatment is antibiotic for about 10 days which is a prescription med. For relief of pain, take Ibuprofen as per weight. Keep nose clean, drink enough water. Make appointment with your primary care doc. For an exam and treatment. ...Read more
My 2yo girl has:*otitis media chronic serous+impacted crewmen and she didn't hear well please advice?
REMOVE the wax: Impacted cerumen refers to 'ear canals full of wax'. Severe ear wax build-up is best removed by an ear-nose-throat (e.N.T.) doctor using special instruments (suction and microscope). Removal of wax is the first step to improving hearing. The next step is to treat serous otitis (fluid behind the ear drum) w/antibiotics or just 'watchful waiting'. Close follow-up is necessary to preserve hearing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im ear pain with discharge take treatment not improved diagnosis? Fungal otitis media please need treatment
Depends: If evaluated by a dr. And a history and physical exam is performed with a visual inspection of you ears, a diagnosis can be forthcoming regarding whether it is viral or bacterial. Bacterial would require antibiotics, whereas a viral infection would require more supportive care of the symptoms (nsaids, ant-pyretics, etc.). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abx needed? 3 1/2 year old with 3 day fever spiking to 104 at nighttime s/p croup and subsequent otitis media. When to start abx?
When warrented: Fever by itself is not an indication for abx. Persistence of fever is an indication for a review of the history, thorough exam & testing if indicated. When evaluation finds a treatable condition, abx can be selected based on the agents suited for that finding and started immediately. ...Read more
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