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What is the best treatment for fluid behind the eardrum in an adult?

What is the best treatment for fluid behind the eardrum in an adult?

Decongestants: Things that improve eustachian tube function include decongestants, nasal steroid sprays, oral steroids (ex prednisone), and nasal decongestants (ex. Afrin). ...Read more

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I have a dull eardrum and fluid behind my ear caused by a cold and mucus build up few weeks ago. How do I get rid of fluid so ears will stop ringing?

I have a dull eardrum and fluid  behind my ear caused by a cold and mucus build up few weeks ago. How do I get rid of fluid so ears will stop ringing?

Nasal decongestion: and antihistamine therapy. Use any generic 12 hr. nasal spray for no more than 3 days. Use nasal saline spray or gel every 3-4 hrs.( not applicable if you have hypertension). Hot steam showers and inhale steam through your nose. Lastly, use OTC antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Claritin. ...Read more

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How can you eliminate chronic fluid build up behind eardrum. What causes this in 6 year olds not a swimmer, no sinus respiratory issues, ongoing since january fluid won't go away, we have had 9 trips to pediatrician with either ear infection or just fluid

Chronic : Chronic ear fluid is a common problem for a lot of kids. Because the eustachian tube (the tube that drains the ear into the throat) is narrow and winding in kids, it can often stop draining properly and cause chronic fluid or frequent ear infections. The good news is that as children grow, the tubes grow also becoming wider and straighter to allow for proper drainage for most adults. The bad news is that this doesn't happen overnight. Since there are no medications shown to alleviate the pressure or drain the fluid from behind the ear drum, it has to be done with a suction and/or ear tubes. You can try giving Motrin or tylenol for the ear discomfort, but the fluid will either have to drain out on its own (unlikely given your son's history) or drain out when the tube is placed. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about fluid behind the eardrum?

Fluid in ears: Typically, it is not a big problem. Many groups feel that we should only treat it with decongestants. If it becomes very painful or your hearing is seriously affected, i would see your doctor or ent. ...Read more

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I have fluid behind the eardrum its so painful how can i get some relieve ?

I have fluid behind the eardrum its so painful how can i get some relieve ?

See physician,: I'll give some over the counter measures that might help but if the pain persists please see your physician or an ENT specialist. Fluid behind the ear, serous otitis, can not only cause pain and infection but if prolonged it may cause hearing loss. At home try warm moist compresses as often as needed, Sudafed or other decongestant and Advil, Naprosyn or Tylenol for the pain. Good luck. ...Read more

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I want the name of dr excellent extraction surgery fluid behind the eardrum?

Unclear question: I don't know what you mean with this question. If you have fluid behind the ear drum, any ear nose and throat doctor should be able to help you. This is a very routine issue in ENT practice. ...Read more

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Yesterday i was told by my doctor that I have fluid behind the eardrum today it is more painful do I need antibotics. ?

Yesterday i was told by my doctor that I have fluid behind the eardrum today it is more  painful do I need antibotics. ?

Probably: Painful middle ear fluid may be viral or bacterial. Depending on the duration of time you have had this, therapy would be indicated. It is very important to understand that at age 57, viral infections predominate and an antibiotic may not be helpful. Medrol dose pak is a good idea as an anti-inflammatory drug. If there is a significant hearing loss, i and d would give you the answers. ...Read more

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

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

Otitis: If the fluid does not go away within about two weeks, it usually does not resolve on its own. If this is the case, see an ENT for treatment. ...Read more

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I have fluid behind both eardrums. This is also causing pain above my eye, behing my ear and into my neck. How long before the antibotics kick in?

I have fluid behind both eardrums. This is also causing pain above my eye, behing my ear and into  my neck. How long before the antibotics kick in?

See below: Antibiotics usually don't help. This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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