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I wake up lately with wet ears. My family doctor said my ear drums are bulging due to seasonal allergies. Is this normal? I take Zyrtec daily for it.
Possible: Significant congestion in the nasal area can block the eustachean tube opening leading to fluid in the middle ear. When there is too much fluid, the eardrum gets pushed out but fluid in the ear is not expected unless the eardrum ruptures. However an infection (fungal or bacterial) of the ear canals and not the middle ears is more likely to be the cause for the wet ears . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is possible: Lifting weights is not a good idea at all for you with your condition. You can discuss with your doctor if it would be okay to try bicep curlsmwith a weight belt on. I think bench pressing may be too much strain on the lower back even with a belt. ...Read more
Healthy diet.: There is no dietary effect on disc disease. Eat well and that will be good enough. ...Read more
Various: A disc bulge can be variable in size and more of a problem in certain areas than others. Did you injure it? Was it spontaneous? Do you suffer local pain, areas of numbness, referred pain or muscular dysfunction? After evaluation by your orthopedic surgeon, and institution of proper medication and physical therapy, the bulge should gradually improve over a period of weeks to months. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe 60-70% chance: If medications and physical therapy are not adequately controlling your pain from the disc herniation, injection is a reasonable next strep. Unfortunately there is no way to tell for sure if you will get relief, but there is about 60-70% chance u will get some benefit. The first couple of days you may actually feel a bit worse. I recommend asking your doc..Lots of questions. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer