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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

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Why don't men want to go to doctors? My husband has perforated eardrum, and I feel I have to drag him in to be seen. What will happen to him without treatment?

Why don't men want to go to doctors? My husband has perforated eardrum, and I feel I have to drag him in to be seen. What will happen to him without treatment?

Will likely be fine.: Many perforated eardrums heal up on their own with no complications. He shouldn't be swimming or putting anything into his ear. If he's getting more pain or discharge from the ear or fevers, he needs to go in. Tell him if he loses his hearing, you'll just have to talk louder. Good luck! ...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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Could you explain the surgical treatment for a "collapsed" (retracted) eardrum, please?

Could you explain the surgical treatment for a "collapsed" (retracted) eardrum, please?

Depends.......: The usual first step for treating a retracted eardrum is placement of an "ear tube". This can frequently allow the air pressure of the ear to return to normal. If the problem is too severe, then a more formal operation to fix and support the eardrum could be done. An ear tube may still be required. There are some centers that are doing a balloon procedure on the eustachian tube. ...Read more

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Toddler with perforated eardrum, what is the proper treatment?

Toddler with perforated eardrum, what is the proper treatment?

See doctor: Typically we use ear drops and/or oral antibiotics and follow up in 10-14 days to be sure it is healed. ...Read more

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Could eardrum problem due to loud noise cause constant mild tinnitus and constant lighthead/balance problem?Is it curable?What kind of treatment?

Could eardrum problem due to loud noise cause constant mild tinnitus and constant lighthead/balance problem?Is it curable?What kind of treatment?

Yes: I would not hesitate to get in to an ENT doctor. Treatment depends upon the symptoms, history and findings. I would assume that x-rays, possible cat scan and/or MRI may need to be done to give you a definitive answer as far as the prognosis. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a rupture of 3mm in my eardrum, what would be the treatment for this?

Hello, I have a rupture of 3mm in my eardrum, what would be the treatment for this?

Usually heals: a small fresh perforation of the ear drum will usually heal itself without intervention. keep it clean and dry; avoid blowing your nose so hard that it is kept open. see an ent doctor to confirm healing, which may take several weeks. if it does not heal a patching procedure can be performed but would not usually be required for a perforation that small. Best of luck! CA ...Read more

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Can there be treatment for an ear infection in someone who was born with holes in the eardrum?

Can there be treatment for an ear infection in someone who was born with holes in the eardrum?

Yes: Antibiotic ear drops can be prescribed to treat outer and middle ear infections even with a perforation. Sometimes oral antibiotics are needed for middle ear infections alone or with the drops. The other pressing issue is the "holes" you were born with. That is unusual and you should see an ENT doctor for full exam and hearing test. ...Read more

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Is it possible to treat a scarred eardrum? I apparently have conductive loss. What else could be causing conductive loss, and how can it be treated?

Is it possible to treat a scarred eardrum? I apparently have conductive loss. What else could be causing conductive loss, and how can it be treated?

See an ENT: Scarring of the eardrum (myringosclerosis) is common in people who have had ear infections or surgery and rarely causes hearing loss by itself. Conductive hearing loss occurs for many reasons, most of which can be fixed. You should consult with an ENT specialist to get a better idea of what can be done to help you. ...Read more

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My doctor diagnosed me with ear drum rupture. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

My doctor diagnosed me with ear drum rupture. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

Ruptured ear drum: It all depends on what caused it. If infection, may need an antibiotic if not draining well. If traumatic , should heal in 24 hours or so. If from a loud explosion, need to monitor your neuro exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Eardrum Scar (Definition)

Eardrum scarring most commonly occurs as a complication, or following the placement of tubes in the ears to drain chronic middle ear fluid ...Read more


Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

A cicatrix is a scar. Scars normally form after any wound to the body's tissues, but abnormally thick or large scars on the ...Read more