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Old 04-20-2007, 07:14 AM   #1
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fluid behind the ear....

When I went to the doctor a couple of weeks ago, she said that I have a "pool" of fluid behind one ear. Can that really make you nauseated? She gave me nose spray but it hasn't helped. How do you get the fluid out of there?

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Old 04-20-2007, 06:50 PM   #2
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Re: fluid behind the ear....

You have to use the nose spray every day, I think twice a day, for it to work. I know you probably think, why would I need a nose spray for fluid behind the ear? But that's the standard of treatment that most doctors do, as well as a decongenstant allergy pill sometimes. My allergist prescribed the nose spray and told me to be consistant with my Zyrtec (allergy prescription) to help clear it up. And it did! But it took about 3 weeks of consistant use of the nose spray.

I believe that the fluid behind the ear could potentially cause nausea because the inner ear controls balance. And people with balance problems are frequently nauseated.

Old 04-21-2007, 05:35 AM   #3
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Re: fluid behind the ear....

Yes it can make you feel very nauseaous, also dizzy and "fuzzy headed", check out the inner ear disorder boards you may find some help there.
They do say decongestants may help dry out the fluid, but that doesn't work for me.

Old 04-21-2007, 03:16 PM   #4
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Re: fluid behind the ear....

Bracelet is 100% correct, that is exactly what the doctor gave me when I had fluid behind my ear. If it is a RX nose spray, you do have to use it several weeks before you see improvement and you also need medication to dry up your sinuses. The sinuses and ears are connected.

Old 04-23-2007, 06:03 AM   #5
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Re: fluid behind the ear....

Oh...How I HATE taking medication. It may halp the symptom, but it never helps the problem plus, it always causes other problems as well!

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