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Can water behind the eardrum clearup on its own?

Can water behind the eardrum clearup on its own?

Simple answer: Simple answer is yes. Depends on many things. Still need to get seen by ENT to see if waiting is all that is needed. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get rid of water behind the eardrum?

How long does it take to get rid of water behind the eardrum?

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

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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?

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?

Yes: 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

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Can water be behind eardrum for months if it hasn't taken out, or it should be dried by itself?

Can water be behind eardrum for months if it hasn't taken out, or it should be dried by itself?

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

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How to get rid of water behind eardrum?

How to get rid of 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

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Coconut oil safe to use in ear daily for ear pressure? Pain/water behind eardrum currently on antibiotics but ear pressure remains.

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

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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?

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?

Seek care: If they are still perforated and you have pain. Never a good idea to self medicate , especially since don't know what the drops are! ...Read more

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How do water bubbles in your eardrum effect how you hear noises?

How do water bubbles in your eardrum effect how you hear noises?

Popping sounds: Bubbles can be in your ear canal or middle ear, where the 3 ear bones or ossicles are located. The symptoms usually include fullness/pressure, hearing loss, and popping sounds. I recommend that you see an otolaryngologist and obtain an audiogram/hearing test. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What happens if you let water in your ear when you have a hole in your eardrum?

What happens if you let water in your ear when you have a hole in your eardrum?

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

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