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

What does Eustachian tube dysfunction mean ?

i wenrt to the doctor because i had a sinus infection and since then my throat has alot of mucus and saliva and my ears hurt and sometimes feell plugged he said i have a eusacion tube disfunction and i said what about mny swollen glads he said its a drainage sac what does this mean? He told me its nothing to worry about and its probably big from touching it. any answers would be great
Asked On : Sun, 25 Mar 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  824
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Medical Topics
ENT Specialist 's  Response

Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum

Your doctor is right, because of sinusitis there is swelling at the nasal end of the Eustachian tube causing blockage sensation in the ear. Secondly, when the infected sinus secretions trickle down into the throat, they carry the infected material from the sinus, which in turn leads to inflammation of the pharyngeal wall. Once the inflammation sets in there is appearance of the glands behind the angle of the jaw.

All these are reactions to the actual process of infection. I would suggest you to use saline nasal spray, do steam inhalation and drink plenty of warm water. And also, take a course of good antibiotics and mucolytics.

Answered: Mon, 26 Mar 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© 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