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Old 01-02-2012, 10:44 PM   #1
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My doctor said I have fluid behind my right eardrum. It drives me crazy too because I sense it in there, kinda like a cool feeling. I do have chronic sinus issues, could that be why? I want to have this taken care of so my doctor gave me Claritin (but it hasn't done anything). I can't take Claritin D (or any decongestants) due to heart palpitations. Please help.

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Old 01-03-2012, 06:20 AM   #2
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Re: Fluid Behind Eardrum

I had the same thing a few years ago. My doctor put me for one week on steroid pills, no help, so I had to take them for a second week, bingo. No problems since.

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Re: Fluid Behind Eardrum

Definitely it could be related to your sinus issues.

Question is, why do you have sinus issues? If it's allergies, try another antihistamine. Claritin is a very weak antihistamine, and you might do better with Zyrtec or Allegra.

Also, saline rinses or nasal spray may help with your sinuses.

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