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Old 06-29-2011, 09:19 AM   #1
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Eustachian tube question

Hi i cant clear my right ear, yet have had ear test for hearing all ok & pressure test of ear drum which passed ok at ENT, if pressure test is ok does that mean Eustachian tube is ok functioning ok ? in which case doesnt make sense as if i hold my nose & blow wont clear, I also get a lot of craking sounds when i yawn & thats about it, I have a d*****ate fullness feeling on right side, could anyone clear up my question ?? as may need to go back to ent, is it worth trying antihistimines ? Im currectly using a saline spray which seems to be doing something although slowly, Also how high & at what angle should i be squirting the saline to hit the Eustachians ? i have no idea were they would be inside the nose ? any help appreciated

 
Old 07-07-2011, 09:31 AM   #2
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Re: Eustachian tube question

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Hi i cant clear my right ear, yet have had ear test for hearing all ok & pressure test of ear drum which passed ok at ENT, if pressure test is ok does that mean Eustachian tube is ok functioning ok ? in which case doesnt make sense as if i hold my nose & blow wont clear, I also get a lot of craking sounds when i yawn & thats about it, I have a d*****ate fullness feeling on right side, could anyone clear up my question ?? as may need to go back to ent, is it worth trying antihistimines ? Im currectly using a saline spray which seems to be doing something although slowly, Also how high & at what angle should i be squirting the saline to hit the Eustachians ? i have no idea were they would be inside the nose ? any help appreciated
There is a lot of discussion on this under Ear Nose and Throat. A few things that seem to work best include.....

Hot Showers to clear sinuses

Steam a bowl of water - towel over head - breath in through nose and out mouth
Could be allergy related - so might want to try Zyrtec for a while and see if you get any relief.

Test of Eustachian tube will show that ET opened during test but Q here is did it open Fully and will it Stay open - Tube could be inflamed due to allergy, or due to a TMJ issue - You may want to look into Tensor Tympani Muscle and see if this might be part of the problem.

In terms of sprays to open ET - Nasonex (Rx) seems to work best with 4 Way nasal spray a distant second.

If you have excess mucous in ET you can also try Mucinex and drink a lot of water.

Keep us Posted on how youíre doing!!

Barry

 
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