Cracking sound in ears when swallowing, twitching, irritation. Advise? - Online Doctor Chats
How are you doing?
Great Thank you and How you doing?
I am good thank you
Did sitting upright help, XXXXXX?
Yes.Fine i have a Query for my friend Mr. XXXXXXX
He is having cracking soundin ears when swallowing
also some twitching in ears sometimes
Not having pain
He has something called "Eustachian tube dysfunction" XXXXXXX
its irritating sometimes
Eustachian tube dysfunction? Ok what is the remedy for that
What happens is that there is a tube which connects the middle ear to the back of the throat
The treatment is firstly steam inhalation with your mouth open
One information he is having this from 6 months back
He can take it like a nasal spray
But this is a prescription drug and I cannot prescribe it to you in this forum
Ok my first Question is Is that Curable?
It has a long and varying course
But there are no serious complications
Is he a very anxious person by nature?
whether the course needs any Oral medication ?
Pseudoephedrine can be given orally, but always prefer a nasal spray
No he doesnt
Twitching doesnt need any treatment XXXXXXX
The medication that is effective cause so much of sleepiness that we dont usually prescribe it in the day time
whether Twitching is caused by some type of deficiency?
Its like an irritation of the nerve
Sometimes it just gets irritated too much and starts twitching
why it occurs
Like the twitching in our eyes
Each muscle is supplied by a nerve
When an impulse comes through a nerve, the muscle contracts
when there are too many impulses one after the other
we have twitching
Otherwise we dont need to bother about it
He is very much worried abt the twitching and cracking sound
thats why this is not something Brain disorder or some ?
No, not at all
sry this might be stupid Question?
Tell him to see a physician and get pseudoephedrine prescribed
also , steam inhalation
Ya sure he is near by only
That will help with the cracking
For the twitching, stop worrying about it
it will go away on its own
even a general physician will do
for this he need any diagonsis?
or test to be done?
nothing needs to be done
Its a diagnosis
Eustachian tube dysfunction
how many days it will take to come normal state
It will take about 1 week after you start the pseudoephedrine
Ok fine dr.
Ur clinic is in Bangalore?
I work for healthcare magic, XXXXXXX
I dont practice on my own
Ok fine dr.
Is there anything else I can help you with
No dr. Thanks
Thanks for your sensable answers and patience in answering
Thanks for consulting me
Bye for now
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