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ear fluid
« on: January 31, 2014, 08:30:21 PM »
Does anyone know how long it can take ear fluid to drain. I still have this ear ache.
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Re: ear fluid
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 08:51:06 PM »
It's an actual ache, or just plugged/stuffed?
Last year I had the flu which turned right into bronchitis. My one ear (Eustachian tube) was plugged for almost a month.
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Re: ear fluid
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 08:53:54 PM »
I had fluid trapped behind my eardrum for almost 5 months after having a cold and nothing worked to get rid of it, I finally caved and bought an EarPopper and it took a little over 3 weeks but it worked
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Re: ear fluid
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 09:05:05 PM »
Oh my gosh!! I ws going crazy for a month- how did you stand that Kindra?? And what is an earpopper?
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Re: ear fluid
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014, 09:18:58 PM »
Its an ear ache my dr said its because I have a lot of fluid and its not draining because of my sinuses with all this crazy weather. I just been getting worried cuz its been two weeks on Sudafed and it still hurts.
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Re: ear fluid
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2014, 09:27:13 PM »
Unfortunately, decongestants ie Sudafed, did not work for me. What did was Nasonex and a Neti Pot. I don't know if this would be prescribed to you for your particular case. But I'd think if the Sudafed isn't working after 2 weeks, it may not.
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Re: ear fluid
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2014, 09:32:29 PM »
Im switching to claritin today gonna try it. It worked for a friend of mine. Just scares me that its something more serious because I have a swollen lymph node behind the ear that hurts.
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Re: ear fluid
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2014, 10:12:28 PM »
Does just fluid cause pain
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Re: ear fluid
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2014, 01:32:33 AM »
It was terrible, I constantly had a loud hum in my ear and a lot of times I would be very off balance almost like I was drunk all the time. I tried everything from nasal/ oral steroids, sinus rinses, steam, quit smoking. You name it, nothing worked. I googled until I couldn't stand myself anymore and came across a little gadget called the Earpopper. It's a thing that blows air up your nose as you swallow a sip of water, it pops your ears and when you swallow the water it forces your Eustachian tubes to open to drain fluid. I swear by it!! If your sinuses are inflamed ask your dr about pulmicort sinus rinse. I hear it's very effective too.
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Re: ear fluid
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2014, 10:35:38 AM »
Well I'm trying claritin today.  Hopefully that will help.
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