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

How to clear catarrh from ear?

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

ENT Specialist
Practicing since : 1984
Answered : 1975 Questions
How do I clear catarrh from behind my eardrums ?
Posted Thu, 11 Apr 2013 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. A.K. Srivastava 22 minutes later

Thanks for writing to H.C.M. for your query

I have gone through your query regarding management of catarrh from ear.

I would like to tell you that there is a connection between throat and middle ear this tubular connection is named as Eustachian tube. Infection from throat usually reaches through this tube to middle ear.

Regarding treatment one should treat the infection of throat and ear and to remove the collected fluid from middle ear. Therefore you should take-

(a) Antibiotic- Ideal way to decide it on the basis of culture & sensitivity of throat swab.

(b) Mucolytic & Decongestant.

(c) Steam inhalation.

Usually by above conervative treatment one get relief, but if catarrh is recurrent than insersion of grommet in ear drum is recomonded.

I hope this will help you.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an ENT Specialist

© 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