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Please tell me, could patulous eustachian tube be made temporarily worse by a cold/flu?

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Dr. Marc Dean
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Not likley

Colds and upper respiratory infections cause inflammation to the mucosa lining the eustachian tube causing it to narrow secondary to swelling and edema.
This usually temporarily improves symptoms in patients affected by a patulous eustachian tube.

In brief: Not likley

Colds and upper respiratory infections cause inflammation to the mucosa lining the eustachian tube causing it to narrow secondary to swelling and edema.
This usually temporarily improves symptoms in patients affected by a patulous eustachian tube.
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