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6 weeks post septoplasty/sinus widening/polyps removed. Normal to feel inner ear popping/tickly sinuses, swelling after zpack/prednisone? Worried!

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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Don't worry but call

Call your surgeon and let them know about your symptoms.
You may have some persistent fluid in the ear (serous otitis media) which is not a major problem. However your surgeon should be notified for appropriate followup and care which may include a change in antibiotics, decongestants or imaging.

In brief: Don't worry but call

Call your surgeon and let them know about your symptoms.
You may have some persistent fluid in the ear (serous otitis media) which is not a major problem. However your surgeon should be notified for appropriate followup and care which may include a change in antibiotics, decongestants or imaging.
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Dr. William Culviner
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: That is normal

You are experiencing some ear eustachian tube congestion causing the ear popping .
The tickly sensation in the sinuses is probably normal healing with some dryness. Make sure you are irrigating regularly with a neti pot or some other sinus irrigation system. If you are extremely concerned, see your surgeon again or call for advice.

In brief: That is normal

You are experiencing some ear eustachian tube congestion causing the ear popping .
The tickly sensation in the sinuses is probably normal healing with some dryness. Make sure you are irrigating regularly with a neti pot or some other sinus irrigation system. If you are extremely concerned, see your surgeon again or call for advice.
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