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Water Behind Eardrum
Middle Ear Effusion: Can have several causes (ie viral infection, bacterial infection, blocked eustachian tube, lining of middle ear produces too much fluid) and can be independent from otitis media (ome) often happens after cold and the fluid can remain even several months after resolution of ear infection. Important to have otolaryngologist perform otoscopic exam and diagnose cause. ...Read more
I have a cold and I was flying. On landing, my ears had a sharp and now I can't hear and there is still some pain. It sounds like water behind eardrum?
Barotrauma from eustachian tube dysfunction from cold and changes in air pressure when flying. A few tips: chew gum, inhale, and then gently exhale while holding the nostrils closed and the mouth shut; suck on candy, yawn.
If no relief, try antihistamines and decongestants by mouth.
If still no relief, see ENT doc. ...Read more
Dizziness Day 3. Water behind eardrum, 5 days on antibiotic. My first chiro adjust done same day Low back and a sort of soft gun on neck. Dizzy from?
Middle Ear Problem: The dizziness is most likely from irritation of the middle are from the fluid. If you have no contraindications a decongestant like pseudophedrine could help, a very short course of a nasal decongestant (after about three days the can cause rebound & make things worse when stopped) or nasal steroids may help. It is a little unusual for adult to get ear effusions & this should be checked too. ...Read more
Coconut oil safe to use in ear daily for ear pressure? Pain/water behind eardrum currently on antibiotics but ear pressure remains.
Yes, safe but...: Yes, coconut oil is safe to use but unlikely to help this much. It does have some antimicrobial properties but ear pressure is most likely related to allergies & inflammation around the eustachian tube. Antibiotics may not help much either. Avoiding dairy & wheat may help as well as treating allergies. Consider homeopathy & seeing a cranial osteopath. ...Read more
Water behind eardrum given Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 500-125 on 12/30/15. Better but spinning head when laying down/getting up today. Part of healing??? Prior infe
See The Spin Doctor: Sounds like there's an imbalance in there. More fluid on one side than the other. Leads to an illusion of motion. It's called 'vertigo.' So the infection is most likely gone but all the fluid from the inflammation hasn't been resorbed yet and/or is doing so unevenly. You should get better in a short while. Try Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) (no Rx needed). If that does not help, see your doctor. Try not to drive yet. ...Read more
Otitis media: Fluid behind the eardrum may persist for up to 12 weeks following inflammation. Medications are not particularly good at clearing this up although decongestants may make you feel better. If you have persistent symptoms it is best to see someone. Ear tubes may be indicated for some. ...Read more
It is not water: The fluid in the middle ear is not water. It is usually blood serum secondary to negative pressure from Eustachian tube blockage. At 43 years of age it is probably the result of a viral infection. I would wait no more than 3 weeks. If not spontaneously resolved by then, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Does MRI show if I have water behind the eardrum, and does doctors knows also if I do has this, or only special machine can detect this?
An MRI can show fluid behind the eardrum as well as within the surrounding mastoid air cells and petrous bones. A higher resolution exam would be a ct scan of the temporal bones. I will see about including images of that kind of study on my site so you can see what they look like. Feel free to check here in the next few days:
http://www. Conciergeradiologist. Com/ct-scan-images. Html. ...Read more
Water behind right eardrum. Was prescribed amoxicillin to prevent infection. 3 days later my hearing has gotten worse. No pain at all. Any suggestions?
I have frequent ear irritation/inflammation related to moisture. I appear to get water behind my eardrum. Do I have a hole and can it be easily fixed?
Ear Irritation: Greetings, has a doctor told you that you have fluid behind your eardrum? It may feel like water is behind but it could be pressure changes you are sensing. Outer ear infection toons are often called swimmers ear because they are linked to water exposure. The only way to know for sure if a hole exists is to see your ENT doctor. Use a hair dryer on low and aim into your ear to dry moisture daily. ...Read more
I have 2 perforated eardrums and got water in both from swimming should I use some of my left over eardrops it feels as if water is in there still?
Water in the ear:
Sometimes, nothing happens. Often, it is uncomfortable since water does not feel good when it's in the middle ear. It's kind of like water going up your nose.
Sometimes, the bacteria in water that contaminates the ear can infect the ear. Then, the infected ear will drain and often be uncomfortable. That will require antibiotic ear drops. ...Read more
I have a small hole in my eardrum and the doctor told me not to get what're in it. What happens if I do get water in it?
Water could become trapped in your middle ear. This would be potentially uncomfortable and in the worst case could prompt an infection. Cold water could also cause you to feel dizzy/unbalanced or nauseated.
That being said, you'll probably be fine! ...Read more
I been to the doctors 3days ago they told me I had a perforated eardrum and give me tablets, I accenditly got water into it what is going to happen?
Possibly drainage: A perforated ear drum can be due to infection or trauma. Pills probably will not help. It is true that if a perforation exists, getting water in the ear canal and through the ear drum into the middle ear space can lead to an infection. ...Read more
Keep it dry: Not sure exact nature of your question. If you're asking what to do with a perforated ear that gets water in it, the answer is not much. Typical drying drops are going to cause serious pain. If if is a fresh perforation that is draining some fluid, keep it dry--it's likely to heal on its own. ...Read more