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What happens if something is wrong with your eustachian tube?

What happens if something is wrong with your eustachian tube?

Clogged ears: The eustachian tube opens in the back of the nose next to the adenoid and goes up to the middle ear - space behind the ear drum. Fundamentally, dysfunction of the eustachian tube does not allow for aeration and drainage of the middle ear. Symptoms could be as mild as clogging or fullness in the ear to fluid collection with the extreme end of the spectrum causing an ear infection. ...Read more

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How to clean in eustachian tube ?

How to clean in eustachian tube ?

You can't: The eustachian tube itself is internal and cannot be cleaned. Things that cause nasal congesiton, such as allergies and colds, can lead to blockage of the eustachian tube. Therefore, treating nasal congestion and keeping the nose open can help keep the eustachian tube open. Structural issues, such as enlarged tonsils, can affect the eustachian tube as well. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the fluid to exist in a blocked eustachian tube?

What are the causes of the fluid to exist in a blocked eustachian tube?

Middle Ear: The eustachian tube is our drainage (& pressure equalizer) for our middle ear, obstructed by excessive mucous production (colds, allergy, smoke exposure), thick mucous due to infection or antihistamines, blowing your nose hard/refilling your ear with mucous, & lymphoid/adenoid tissue obstructing drainage. In children, the tube is narrow & horizontal & plugs more easily. ...Read more

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What to do if i know air enters from eustachian tube but i'm wondering how it exits?

What to do if i know air enters from eustachian tube but i'm wondering how it exits?

Two way tube: The eustachian tube equalizes the pressure between the outside world and the inner ear. Air can pass either way in response to outside pressure, whether you are in an airplane, etc. Coughing and sneezing can over fill the tube and swallowing and yawning can open it up for equalization. It is a nifty little system. ...Read more

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Eustachian tube disorder, what to do?

Eustachian tube disorder, what to do?

Eustachian tube: Hello, The lining in your nose continues into the eustachian tube. Any condition affecting your nose will in turn cause ear symptoms. I would recommend afrin nasal spray as directed for 5 days. Saline sinus rinse such as NeilMed works well. An otc decongestant can be used as directed thereafter for 7-10 days. If the symptoms persist, then see your ent. ...Read more

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Eustachian tube dysfunction symptoms?

Hearing loss: Your eustachian tubes connect your space behind your eardrum to the back of your nose. If this tube stops working, then your ear can fill up with fluid or pressure. If it fills up with fluid, you have an effusion and your hearing decreases like you are underwater. If it fills with pressure, you may have ear pain. ...Read more

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What is eustachian tube dysfunction, bilateral?

As follows.: The main symptom is muffled or dulled hearing. You may also have ear pain because the eardrum is tensed and stretched. Other symptoms that may also develop include a feeling of fullness in the ear, ringing or buzzing in the ear (tinnitus) and dizziness. One or both ears may be affected. See ENT doc to manage this problem. ...Read more

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