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What is the treatment for eustatian tube dysfunction?

What is the treatment  for eustatian  tube  dysfunction?

Relieve ear pressure: To treat eustachian tube dysfunctions the pressure in the middle ear must be released. This can be done with an antihistamine, decongestant or steroid. See your healthcare provider to determine the best one or combination for you. ...Read more

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Will eustachian tube dysfunction go away after radiation therapy isover?

Will eustachian tube dysfunction go away after radiation therapy isover?

Usually: Eusachian tube dysfunction starting during or immediately after radiation therapy for head and neck cancers or brain tumors will usually resolve with a month or two. However, it can sometimes persist longer, especially in some nasopharyngeal cancers when the tumor was very close to the eustachian tube and it received a higher dose. In these cases an ENT may be able to help. ...Read more

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Is there a simple treatment, even temporary, for eustachian dysfunction not related to a cold? I've had problems for years now. Thanks

Is there a simple treatment, even temporary,  for eustachian dysfunction not related to a cold? I've had problems for years now. Thanks

Yes: The problem with eustachian tube dysfunction is finding what works for you. You can try spray decongestants like afrin (but for no more than 3days), nasal steroids, oral decongestants (whatch your blood pressure!), oral steroids, etc. You may need an ENT consult in the end. ...Read more

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Eustachian tube dysfunction not responding to treatment(nasal sprays, prescribed by various doctors) from 6months. Now my doctor is saying- go to gym?

Eustachian tube dysfunction not responding to treatment(nasal sprays, prescribed by various doctors) from 6months. Now my doctor is saying- go to gym?

Sprays won't help: There is no evidence that nasal sprays, steroids or others affect the eustachian tube patency or function. If the diagnosis of this problem has been made by a general physician, it is an overused diagnosis. True eustachian tube blockage leads to negative middle pressure, eventually fluid, and possible viral or bacterial infection. Advise seeing an ENT specialist for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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How serious is eustachian tube dysfunction? If untreated, could it get worse? Self-treating doesn't seem to help.

How serious is eustachian tube dysfunction? If untreated, could it get worse? Self-treating doesn't seem to help.

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. He/she may recommend steroids, tube placement ...Read more

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What is the next step in treating eustachian tube dysfunction if the " long term" tubes fail? Obviously you can't keep having surgery every few years

What is the next step in treating eustachian tube dysfunction if the " long term" tubes fail? Obviously you can't keep having surgery every few years

Can repeat tubes: Actually, many people do get multiple sets of tubes throughout their adult life. There has been some papers on laser tuboplasty to surgically enlarge the eustachian tube and some attempts at stenting the et opening, but so far no consistently good results are available to alter practice patterns among most ENT doctors. It's a difficult problem with imperfect solutions at this point ...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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How long does eustachian tube dysfunction last?

Varies: This is common after an episode of otitis media and can persist up to 3 months. However, there are people who live with it constantly and may need intervention such as placing an ear tube. Decongestants have not been shown to help but gentle ear popping can. Studies are looking into whether medicines like Flonase (an intranasal steroid) help or not. ...Read more

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Eustachian tube dysfunction, where do I go for help?

See ENT: To make the most accurate diagnosis see ENT who works with audiologist. Many conditions act like etd such as tmj. ...Read more