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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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Dr says fluid behind eardrum, didn't give antibiotics. Can't take decongestants cause of PVCs. Been feeling dizzy, from fluid? Do I need antibiotic?

Dr says fluid behind eardrum, didn't give antibiotics. Can't take decongestants cause of PVCs. Been feeling dizzy, from fluid? Do I need antibiotic?

Not really: as this is mostly viral or due to obstructed Eustachian tube (s), however it is purely judgemental, and one of the most controversial topics in medicine: whether to give antibiotics for fluid build up behind the eardrums. It won't cause dizziness though, that would be the inner ear not the middle. At any rate revisit your doctor or have a second opinion, meanwhile, saline nasal washes would help, ...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

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 (acetaminophen) 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?

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 (acetaminophen) for the pain. Good luck. ...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 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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Is it possible to remove fluid trapped behind eardrum? How?

Fluid: Fluid can be pushed out by popping the ears (valsalva manuever). If you can get the ear to pop then you are forcing air up the eustachian tube into the middle and simutaneously forcing fuid out the tube. Afrin (oxymetazoline) and sudafed help open the tubes. Also, sugery to puncture drum will allow fluid to come out. Often a pressure equalizing tube is put in to keep the drainage port o[pen for several months. ...Read more

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Son went to dr and he said he has fluid behind eardrum and it causing pain. Gave no meds. What do I do?

Middle ear fluid: Middle ear fluid is a common incidental finding and can be associated with a muffled like feeling in kids (like not being able to pop your ears after flying).The fluid itself is benign and may persist for weeks at a time without problems or might become infected by throat germs over less than 8 hours.Ibuprofen is usually adequate for pain with recheck if or when the kid is running fever. ...Read more

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Fluid trapped behind eardrum for 4 months, how can I tell if it drained?

Fluid trapped behind eardrum for 4 months, how can I tell if it drained?

Doctor can check: A doctor can look to check the eardrums. Also, an instrument called a tympanometer can tell when there is no fluid nor pressure behind an eardrum. If there are no symptoms, a person would have a hard time telling whether or not she has fluid behind her eardrums without the help of a doctor. ...Read more

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Fluid behind eardrums--about to study abroad in china (12 days from now). Can i get rid of it by then?

Consider myringotomy: A myringotomy, lancing the eardrum, is very effective at resolve the fluid accumulation behind your eardrum. ...Read more

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Fluid behind eardrum. What is the recommended treatment?

Ear Fluid: There are numerous issues that contribute to ear fluid... Allergies, colds, viruses, indfections, sinusitis, deviated septums, barotitis from flying or scuba diving, nasal polyps, etc. Etc. I would consult an ENT specialist for answers. ...Read more

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Is it normal for young children to have recurring fluid buildup in the ear behind the eardrum?

Is it normal for young children to have recurring fluid buildup in the ear behind the eardrum?

Yes: Studies in day care centers suggest the persistence of middle ear fluid for up to 3 months in the first year in patients with no symptoms.The occurrence is aggravated by smaller drainage tubes in kids heads,allergies & recurrent URI's. As they approach age 8-9 they achieve 90% of adult head size & the issue is uncommon. ...Read more

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How to know if I have fluid behind my eardrum? I can make a fluid/watery sound everytime i want. Also comes when swallowing/chewing. Is that it?

How to know if I have fluid behind my eardrum? I can make a fluid/watery sound everytime i want. Also comes when swallowing/chewing. Is that it?

Fluid = hearing loss: Fluid behind your ear drum leads to hearing loss. What you are describing is either incomplete wax impaction of your ear canal or an issue with ear pressurization or both. See an ENT for evaluation. ...Read more