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Posted by Paul Barrett
on May 06, 2000 at 10:57:01:
In Reply to: Re: Fluid in ear canal posted by Gary Kling on September 27, 1999 at 11:24:41:
: Fluid began accumulating 18 months ago. It was treated with decongestants and antibiotics. Nothing worked. While vacationing on the east coast it mysteriously cleared up.
Were you at the beach when your condition cleared up? If so, then you should consider using salt water treatments for your sinuses. That is 1 tsp salt and 1 tsp sodium bicarbonate in 16 oz water. Inject it into your sinuses on a regular basis using a rubber bulb.
: Approximately 3 weeks after returning, the ear (right) filled up. CAT scans show nothing although one doctor suspected a cerebral leak over the ear. This was dismissed after additional tests.
: A tube was inserted after the first 6 months, left in for 3 months then removed. Another tube was inserted at 15 months and remains. Fluid excretes constantly. It is light amber in color and leaves a white, crusty material after drying. Some days there is a gel-like substance present.
: I am a long term user of Ambien (5 years) and have a very stressful job. The last medical opinion was to leave the tube in for a year and see what happens.
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