Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-13-1999
Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
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Fri, 03-09-2012 - 8:00pm

Just wondering if anyone has dealt with this which is basically fluid in your tubes that doesn't drain.

Calley7
Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Fri, 03-09-2012 - 11:55pm

Hi Calley and welcome! I sometimes have ear problems when allergies get bad, but the allergy medicine seems to work to keep them clear. I think once your fluid is cleared and you are on the allergy meds your ears should not bother you. Let us know how you get along.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-13-1999
Tue, 03-13-2012 - 9:19pm

I'm off the 5 days of meds and started the allergy pills today.

Calley7
iVillage Member
Registered: 10-13-1999
Mon, 04-02-2012 - 10:06am

Back to report that the prednisone and the allergy pills don't seem to be making a "dent" in the fluid retention.

Calley7
Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 12:13am

Sorry to hear that the meds didn't help. Do your ears bother you a lot?

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-24-2009
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 1:31pm

I just thought of this...a few years ago, my husband had severe vertigo that was caused by an inner ear virus. One of the problems was fluid retention.

He was prescribed a diuretic that targets the ear, which sounded weird to me but actually worked. I'm sorry, I don't recall the name of it, but your doctor or pharmacist might know what it is and whether it would help with a eustachian tube problem.




iVillage Member
Registered: 10-13-1999
Tue, 04-03-2012 - 5:48pm

They don't really bother me except for feeling "full" of fluid.

Calley7