Originally Posted by imperialdgl
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 deffinate 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!!