I am having problems with fluid in the eustachian tubes. It started
with a sinus infection. That cleared up with antibiotics, but the
fluid has remained. The doctors have tried Clariton, and predisone
treatments, but it is still there. I get minor relief from Benedryl and
Sudafed, but it is only temporary. I have an appointment with ear,
nose and throat at the end of July. In researching this, the final
solution is surgury and tubes to drain this, just like in a child.
Since the fluid is way back, regular drying drops do not help. They
have also checked for wax build up, but there is none. The doctor said
that this can be a difficult problem to cure. Ear plugs help because
it hasn't gotten worse since I've worn them(before I wore them it was
Go see a specialist if you can.
> I've been through a lot of messages to see what people have been
> about 'swimmer's ear'. However I don't know that my problem is the
> same. I get nausea and feel water in my eustachian tubes but I don't
> believe I have an ear infection. Now, if the eustachian tube is
> the tympanic membrane, how does water get in the eustachian tube. Or
> this a perception? What is possibly going on and what do you
> recommend? Oh yes I tried to use silicon ear plugs with problematic
> results, so I'm avoiding it.
> Thanks for your input
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