Ear Probs! Balance vs ear infection

Ear Probs! Balance vs ear infection

Post by Team » Tue, 11 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Hi

I've been through a lot of messages to see what people have been saying
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 behind
the tympanic membrane, how does water get in the eustachian tube.  Or is
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

Mike

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Ear Probs! Balance vs ear infection

Post by Isiaf » Tue, 11 Jul 2000 04:00:00

Quote:
>Now, if the eustachian tube is behind
>the tympanic membrane, how does water get in the eustachian tube.  Or is
>this a perception?  

Could be infection, a hole in the drum?, or perception.

I use ear plugs because I don't like water in my ears.  They don't keep the
ears completely dry but the water that comes in is much less and without the
external water pressure.

Consider discussing this with your doctor.

Sling Skate

 
 
 

Ear Probs! Balance vs ear infection

Post by dort » Tue, 11 Jul 2000 04:00:00

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
really bad).

Go see a specialist if you can.



Quote:
> Hi

> I've been through a lot of messages to see what people have been
saying
> 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
behind
> the tympanic membrane, how does water get in the eustachian tube.  Or
is
> 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

> Mike

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