Re: diagnosed as having Eustachian tube disorder, deviated nasal septum, allergic rhi
Allergies are typically the baseline problem with Eustachian tube dysfunction, but your Dr seems to think some of your problem is related to GERD, reflux of gastric acid. The nasal spray helps the allergies which cause the Eustachian tubes to swell shut. I would also take a nondrowsy antihistamine, like fexofenadine (Allegra) or Allegra-D in addition to the spray. If you have symptoms of reflux, like heart burn at night or lying flat, you might consider ranitidine (OTC) twice daily (Zantac) as it reduces stomach acid secretion for GERD and helps the allergies too (instead of Nexium or omeprazole). The last two work for GERD but not allergies. Today marks the official start of hayfever (ragweed allergy) season, so you may have to work hard to get the ear symptoms under control.