Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
189 Doctors are Online

Treatment for ringing in ear due to blocked Eustachian tube - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
User rating for this question
Excellent Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by

General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 1692 Questions
Doctor :   I have to close this chat window as you have moved out of the chat. Please log in again if you need further medical advice.
User :   I have a ear problem
User :   possible blocked eustation tube
User :   but only on my left side
User :   Hello?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello, I have a blocked eustation tube on my left side only
User :   no pain but ringing
Doctor :   Ok since when are you having it AAAAAAA .
User :   3 days
User :   occurs mostly at night
User :   but used to fix itself
Doctor :   are you having any Blocked Nose.
User :   no no blocked nose
Doctor :   ok.
User :   i tried the excersice to clear the tube
User :   it pops but closes back up
Doctor :   You have it only in the night
User :   used to
Doctor :   or through oout the day..
User :   this time it wont clear itself
Doctor :   ok.
User :   used to be when i woke up
Doctor :   Early morning.
Doctor :   only .
User :   yes
User :   but today it never cleared up
Doctor :   Can you tell me in detail about your condition
Doctor :   As to what are you feeling and how did it start and
User :   when i go to sleep I start to feel stuufed up
Doctor :   are you having any other symtoms..
User :   lately
User :   no
User :   I never had any allergies before
User :   but recently
Doctor :   Did you ever suffer from Sinusitis.
User :   when i go to sleep i start to feel stuufed up
User :   never had sinusitis
Doctor :   Have you tried Valsalva Maneuver..
User :   no headaches or ear eaches
Doctor :   To clear your Block..
User :   yes
User :   the manuever pops ear
User :   but it just closes back up
Doctor :   and that has not helped this time..
User :   no excess wax when cleaning weither
Doctor :   did you try the Steam Inhalation
User :   it did not help this time no
User :   no
User :   I did not try steam
Doctor :   Ok you may try that since that will help you too
User :   I have sleep apnea and use a CPAP device
User :   was wondering if that may be causeing it
User :   however I have had the machine for 6 years
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   When was the last time you consulted the ENT surgeon..
User :   ENT?
Doctor :   With regard to the same
Doctor :   Ear nose and Throat surgeon.
User :   my primary care sent me for a sleep study
User :   was retested one year ago
Doctor :   Sleep care study may not be of much help since they will only lok into your sleep pattern
User :   my machine is set for 16 ccm water cloum
Doctor :   ok.
Doctor :   It will require an examination By the ENT surgeon and then based on his Findings it will be the next step further..
User :   i took a claritin in hopes the blockage was allergy related it didnt work
Doctor :   there are conditions that will be clear only after examination hence
Doctor :   do not try taking any OTC medicines for teh same
User :   ok
Doctor :   since it will only delay you hospital visit and
Doctor :   may be delay treatment
Doctor :   too
User :   I should go to the hospital??
Doctor :   Yes else see the Doctor in his Clinc
Doctor :   if yo are comfortable there
User :   what could it possibly be?
Doctor :   Middle Ear infection Due to Serous Secretions
Doctor :   Or Polyp causing the occlusion..
User :   ok
Doctor :   Please fill this feed back form that i send, and do inform me when done.
User :   so go to outpatient at the hospital
Doctor :   Yes.
User :   send form again
User :   done
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   thank you this has been very good
Doctor :   Thanks for Consulting Health care Magic.
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Lab Tests
Medical Topics
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor