Flonase for eustachian tube dysfunction

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After doing some research, I seem to have every symptom of Eustation Tube Dysfunction (ETD) -- vertigo-like symptoms, ear pain, occassional tinnitus, etc -- but also have nystagmus in a lateral gaze greater than 60 degrees. I have read that ETD can be caused by an allergic reaction that makes the eustation tube swell. The ENT I was referred to was no help and wouldn't listen to a word I had to say, told me I was fine and sent me on my way. He didn't even use a scope to look in my ears!
Hello. My fiance has been suffering with eustation tube dysfunction for a little over 6mths. now. We have tried numerous decongestants and nasal sprays as well as a round of steroids. His ENT did allergy testing on him, however, he did not have any significant allergies. Our last resort was to have PE tubes placed. This only made his symptoms worse and they took them out after a couple of weeks. Suprisingly after they took the tubes out and his ears were healing, he was symptom free.
Hello and hope you are doing well. If the Eustachian tube dysfunction, does not resolve with medical therapy, then surgical options are the choice of treatment. Myringotomy, where a tiny slit is made in the eardrum to aspirate any middle ear fluid and to allow temporary ventilation into the middle ear space. Pressure Equalization Tube, PET, where a tiny plastic or metal tube, is introduced into myringotomy to keep the portal open. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
no problem. ETD stands for eustachian tube dysfunction. Its went the little tube that connects your sinuses- nose and ear- has problems. the fluid can get trapped in there- causing problems. there is a ton of info on the web about this. good luck!!
This sounds like it could be Eustachian Tube Dysfunction, but you should see an ENT specialist for a full diagnosis. Hope this helps. Good luck! This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patients education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
The ear fullness and popping is a sign of eustachian tube dysfunction. The eustachian tube connects the middle ear to the throat and is the way you keep your middle ear pressure regulated. When the tube is not working right because of congestion the middle ear gets too much pressure, then periodically pops, especially when opening you mouth widely or swallowing. This increase in pressure can also cause ear pain. Also when the middle ear is congested a mild dizziness is common.
Eustachian tube dysfunction which Bhups1 refers to as the E.tube is blocking of the eustachian tube which can cause pain & ringing (tinnitus) with sounds similar to an ocean roar that may coincide with your breaths. It most commonly occurs after weight loss or after anti-cancer radiation to or near the nose & throat. The symptoms can disappear when you lie down. Patients sometimes complain of an unusual awareness of their own voice (autophony) and of ear discomfort.
Hi, This must probably be an Eustachian tube dysfunction, I think you can continue with the nasal spray, saline nasal drops and steam inhalation 2-3 times/day. Drink plenty of warm water. If the symptoms does not subside please do consult your ENT specialist. Any more doubts you are welcome.
Well, for me it started with sinus problems.I would get sinus headaches and pain in my ears. When my sinuses become inflamed, it screws up my eustachian tube- causing the "dysfunction". My ears will start to feel plugged, I might feel fluid in there. I will get dizzy, and feel like my head is not attached. I had allergy tests done- all negative, so I know it is not that. So, I have non-allergic rhinitis. when I get stressed out or dont exericise, I notice a flare up.
If there is Eustachian tube dysfunction from nose or sinus inflammation, fluid can remain in the middle ear which can lead to dizziness. Along with steroid nasal spray, you can use OTC decongestants/antihistamines to relieve the congestion. Also, the blocked ears can be opened up by the valsalva maneuver, where air is blown into the cheeks against a closed nostrils, this sometimes helps to open up the tubes. Steam inhalations and warm salt water gargles can help clear the tube.
And inflammation in the nose and sinuses can cause inflammation around the Eustachian tube, which is the tube that runs from the back of the nose to the middle ear and is responsible for draining the middle ear of fluid. If there is Eustachian tube dysfunction from nose or sinus inflammation, fluid can remain in the middle ear which can lead to dizziness. The best diagnosis for this problem is a CT of the sinuses. Surgery is recommended to patients that fail maximal medical treatment.
If there is Eustachian tube dysfunction from nose or sinus inflammation, fluid can remain in the middle ear which can lead to fullness in the ears and tinnitus. So, aim at resolving the sinusitis for relief from your symptoms. If it is a chronic sinus infection, 4-6 weeks of antibiotics are pretty standard in addition to nasal steroid sprays, oral steroids, and salt water irrigations of the sinuses. If this fails to solve the problem, sinus surgery is usually recommended. Regards.
She prescribed Flonanse and Clairtan. I am wondering if my tinnitus might be caused by eustachian tube dysfunction. At that time, she had said my ears looked find. A week later, I saw an allergist. She noticed fluid in both ears, with possibe infection in right ear. I do have an allergy to mold. She prescribed antibiotics. I feel my tinnitus at times is worse than it was when it began. I don't feel any better since taking the antibiotics. Two weeks ago, I'd seen an ENT.
Eustachian tube dysfunction which Bhups1 refers to as E.tubes is blocking of the eustachian tube which can cause pain & ringing (tinnitus) with sounds similar to an ocean roar that may coincide with your breaths. It most commonly occurs after weight loss or after anti-cancer radiation to or near the nose & throat. The symptoms can disappear when you lie down. Patients sometimes complain of an unusual awareness of their own voice (autophony) and of ear discomfort.
If there is Eustachian tube dysfunction from nose or sinus inflammation, fluid can remain in the middle ear which can lead to fullness in the ears and consequent tinnitus. So, don't worry and discuss these options with your doctor. The blocked ears can be opened up by the valsalva maneuver, where air is gently blown into the cheeks against a closed nostrils, this sometimes helps to open up the tubes. Steam inhalations and warm salt water gargles can help clear the tube.
This is more so as you have episodes where you feel the ‘opening up’ and temporary relief from pain. In Eustachian tubes dysfunction, the blockage can be intermittent. If the Eustachian tube dysfunction, does not resolve with medical therapy like nasal sprays, then surgical options are the choice of treatment. Myringotomy, where a tiny slit is made in the eardrum to aspirate any middle ear fluid and to allow temporary ventilation into the middle ear space.
It is really concerning and I am not sure what to do. I do have eustachian tube dysfunction and some problems with my sinus that I am taking Flonase for. Should I be seeing a neurologist? My primary doctor does not think so and feels it may be a manifestation of anxiety. I also notice it more a week or so prior to my menstrual cycle. It is really starting to scare me. Thank you.
However for the last two months, yes that's two months, I have had ear pain and nasal swelling. I have been diagnosed with Eustachian Tube Dysfunction and Rhinitis. Was prescribed Flonase which has done nothing after using it religiously for about a month. I still have twitching around my eyes as well. I also have intermittent diarhhea (Yeah I'm a whole lotta fun at the moment). Due to excessive drinking I'm not sure what my risk was but I'm positive it was definitely a risky encounter.
OK, Brian, good info from the specialist. Your ear drum being "pushed in" slightly is most likely secondary to eustachian tube dysfunction. While this is most commonly a self-limited, benign condition, we don't yet have any good medicines to address this. Things like decongestants and antihistamines have not been shown to have any effect. You can try gently forcing some air into the tube yourself at home (google 'politzer maneuver'), but even this has limited effectiveness.
Nasal saline irrigations over the counter like NeilMed or Neti pot are very effective, but worsen Eustachian tube dysfunction (water in the ears or feeling of fullness in the ears). The best diagnosis for this problem is a CT of the sinuses. Surgery is recommended to patients that fail maximal medical treatment. Follow up with your doctor and good luck with your therapy. Regards.
Hi Alisa, You should have a full exam by an ENT specialist to include hearing testing and acoustic reflexes. This could be Eustachian tube dysfunction, but could also represent early otosclerosis or other disorders. Hope this helps. Good luck!
Chronic sinusitis does not necessarily respond to antibiotics. Other issues regarding Eustachian tube dysfunction etc are not within my field of expertise, so I will defer these questions to your ENT. Reading your symptoms, one potential cause that comes to mind give the throat symptoms you experience in the morning is acid reflux from your stomach.
I was also born with a congential eustachian tube anomaly. I have eustachian tube dysfunction and had constant ear infections as a kid and I also had tubes. I was fine for about 10 years until last May when my ear drum ruptured out of nowhere. I got that all cleared up with antibiotics but then in September, I got an ear infection in the other ear (inner and outer infection). I was given Augmentin and ciprodex. This seemed to work.
ear popping when I swallow for over a month now which my ENT says is Eustachian Tube Dysfunction. Recently there is an increased pressure in my ears extending back to under my ears, which I take to be sinus trouble. Could these cause my tinnitus to worsen? I've had mild ringing in my ears for a long time due to noise damage. All these symptoms occurred after a concert. Shouldn't I be able to enjoy some live music?
Many times some (non-ENT) doctors try to treat Eustachian tube dysfunction and/or middle ear fluid with decongestants. It simply doesn't work. Only 2 things can correct this problem -- time (even up to 3 months) or making a hole in the ear drum.
I do have a deviated septum and currently taking the Flonase in case I had Eustachian Tube Dysfunction, but it hasn't alleviated the problem. I'm very anxious for responses from Doctors or people having experienced and resolved this issue. I spend a lot of money per month on health care and it boggles my mind why the Doctors don't ask me more questions and take more time with me because this situation is ruining my life. Thank you!
Wear/a/Jimmy has good ideas, but i think your doctor is trying to treat you for post-nasal drip that's clogging up the ends of your eustachian tubes. Eustachian tube dysfunction is blocking of the eustachian tube which can cause pain & ringing (tinnitus) with sounds similar to an ocean roar that may coincide with your breaths. It most commonly occurs after weight loss or after anti-cancer radiation to or near the nose & throat. The symptoms can disappear when you lie down.
I was also born with a congential eustachian tube anomaly. I have eustachian tube dysfunction and had constant ear infections as a kid and I also had tubes. I was fine for about 10 years until last May when my ear drum ruptured out of nowhere. I got that all cleared up with antibiotics but then in September, I got an ear infection in the other ear (inner and outer infection). I was given Augmentin and ciprodex. This seemed to work.
Hi Brian459, In stapedial myoclonus you will be having more of an objective tinnitus (where in even the examiner can hear the tinnitus) but not clicks as you are experiencing. I think these clicks are probably because of your Eustachian tube dysfunction and you are noticing during opening your jaw and swallowing. You can get Tympanometry and Acoustic reflex impedance testing to find out what exactly your problem is. Any more doubts you are welcome.
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