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How does rhinocort and sudafed affect your ear health?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Can help

If you have eustachian tube dysfunction (problems equalizing ear pressure) those meds can sometimes help.
Sudafed is not a good medication for long term use, however, especially if you have high blood pressure or a heart problem. Discuss with your doctor or ent. Those medicines will generally not affect balance problems or hearing loss which is not due to fluid build up on the ear. Best wishes.

In brief: Can help

If you have eustachian tube dysfunction (problems equalizing ear pressure) those meds can sometimes help.
Sudafed is not a good medication for long term use, however, especially if you have high blood pressure or a heart problem. Discuss with your doctor or ent. Those medicines will generally not affect balance problems or hearing loss which is not due to fluid build up on the ear. Best wishes.
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology

In brief: They are treatments

One is a steroid used to treat nasal inflammation and the other is a vasoconstrictor that helps with "stuffiness".
Neither should be used chronically without the advice of a doctor. Used as directed i wouldn't think they would affect your ears.

In brief: They are treatments

One is a steroid used to treat nasal inflammation and the other is a vasoconstrictor that helps with "stuffiness".
Neither should be used chronically without the advice of a doctor. Used as directed i wouldn't think they would affect your ears.
Dr. Matthew Goren
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