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What Causes Fluid Behind The Eardrum In Adults
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Son went to dr and he said he has fluid behind eardrum and it causing pain. Gave no meds. What do I do?
Manage the pain: Most fluid behind the ear goes away on its own. The best way to manage this is using over the counter pain medications such as Acetaminophen and ibuprofen, assuming he has no allergies to these medications. Be sure to follow the directions on the package. If the pain worsens over the next day or two, you should have his ear looked at again. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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