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Dr. Nicholas D'Avanzo
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Tympanostomy (Overview)

Tympanostomy = surgical incision of eardrum.


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What is a patulous eustachian tube autophony?

What is a patulous eustachian tube autophony?

Hearing yourself: The term describes a condition in which patients can hear their own breath and voice much louder than normal. It occurs when the eustachian tube (which is normally closed) is open more than normal. This is can be very annoying. Luckily it is much less common than eustachian tube dysfunction in which the tube is more closed than normal (congested) and patients feel like they can't hear as well. ...Read more

Dr. Nicholas D'Avanzo
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Tympanostomy (Overview)

Tympanostomy = surgical incision of eardrum.


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What is otitis media vs otitis externa?

What is otitis media vs otitis externa?

MiddleEar&Ear Canal: Otitis Media is the infection in the middle ear behind the ear drum Otitis Externa is infection in the ear canal leading to the ear drum ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tympanostomy?

What are the symptoms of tympanostomy?

Sometimes none!: Tympanostomy (making a surgical hole in the eardrum) may allow for drainage of any fluid in the middle ear space, so there may be ear drainage afterwards. There can be discomfort after any procedure; the ENT can tell you what to expect and what to do for it. ...Read more

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Is "patulous eustachian tube" the real/medical name for eustachian tube dysfunction?

Is "patulous eustachian tube" the real/medical name for eustachian tube dysfunction?

Is the same: Normally the eustachian tube that connects middle ear to nasopharygeal area , remain closed in this condition it opens intermittently opens ...Read more

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Is swimmers ear permanent?

Is swimmers ear permanent?

Not permanent: Swimmer's ear describes infection of the external auditory canal. While the infection can be chronic and recurrent, particularly in swimmers and those who tend to get water or moisture in their ear canals, it is not a "permanent" disease. ...Read more

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Ear tube insertion for an anxious adult?

Ear tube insertion for an anxious adult?

How to get thru it?: Hard to tell what you want, but if you are anxious about the procedure and if it is soon, be sure to tell the doctor. Possibly you'll be either reassured or sedated or educated or more. If it's in the future, there might be time for sessions with a good cbt therapist. That's a good idea even after the immediate issue to resolve fears/phobias. It will be ok. Tell yourself that lots folk do it. ...Read more

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Does achild with submucus palate needs ears tubes?

Does achild with submucus palate needs ears tubes?

Sometimes: It depends on how the middle ear is functioning. Any child with a submucus cleft palate needs to be followed by an ENT with experience in cleft lip and palate patients. ...Read more

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Ringing ear caused by blocked Eustachian tube is it permanent!!??

Ringing ear caused by blocked Eustachian tube is it permanent!!??

No: This should go away after your tube is unblocked. If it doesn't in a few days please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can I fly with an otitis media ear infection?

Can I fly with an otitis media ear infection?

I would not: Otitis media, a middle ear infection, can cause significant pain when you go up or down in an aircraft. See your doctor and have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Vigamox for kids swimmers ear?

Vigamox for kids swimmers ear?

no: This medication is designed, tested and approved for treatment of eye disease. ...Read more

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Acute otitis media or otitis media w/ effusion, what to do?

Two different cond..: Acute otitis media often requires antibiotic treatment especially in young children. Otitis media with effusion can be transient, however, persistent (over 12 weeks) one with significant hearing loss requires "tube" for proper drainage. ...Read more

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Which antiseptic drug are used for otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum)?

Which antiseptic drug are used for otitis media (fluid behind the ear drum)?

Not needed: In general, fluid behind the ear drum by itself doesn't need an "antiseptic" or antibiotic. If the fluid is infected that is a different story and antibiotics can be helpful. If fluid formed because of a nasal or sinus infection then again an antibiotic can help. Most antibiotics in common use such as amoxil, augmentin, ceftin, (cefuroxime) Bactrim etc... Are helpful. ...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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Is having tympanostomy tubes put in a painful operation?

Is having tympanostomy tubes put in a painful operation?

Yes: There is some discomfort after the procedure. Usually pain medication and/or ear drops are prescribed for post op management. ...Read more

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How are gastrostomy tube and nasogastric tube different?

How are gastrostomy tube and nasogastric tube different?

Nose and stomach: nasogastric tube is a tube inserted through the nose and place the tip in the stomach for feeding purposes gastric tube is a tube go directly to the stomach through the abdomen bypassing the upper part could be inserted by a scope without surgery or general anesthesia ...Read more

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Audiologists test for hearing loss?

Audiologists test for hearing loss?

Yes: Yes, audiologists do the test, but if the test is not perfect, see an otolaryngologist - an ear, nose and throat physician. See also: http://www.Richmondent.Com/ear-nose-throat/ears-hearing.Php. ...Read more

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Had 4 sets of tubes in ears! l. Ear drum is sucked in!dr. Recommended "permanent" t-tube surgery". Is a larger incision needed for permanent tube?

Similar surgery: The t tube is the only significant variable as the incision is nearly identical. The tube is longer and after insertion the top forms a t which anchors the tube in a stronger way and resists expulsion common to the simple grommets. ...Read more

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Can antibiotic ointment help media otitis?

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Can antibiotic ointment help media otitis?

No : Otitis media often requires oral or occasionally injectable antibiotics treatment, especially in children 2 years and under. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Busch
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Myringotomy (Definition)

Myringotomy describes the surgical procedure to make a small incision in the ear drum (tympanic membrane), creating a hole to help relieve abnormal pressure in the middle ear and also allow for the drainage of fluid, pus or blood that has accumulated in the middle ear. Ear tubes (ventilating tubes) may be inserted and left in place afterwards to facilitate air exchange ...Read more