I've Had Water Behind My Ear For 1 Month It's Driving Me Nuts Is There Any Way To Cope

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I Can Hear Fine. It Doesn't Hurt But My Ears Pop Every Time I Swallow The Right Feels Stuffed But My Hearing Hasn't Been Effected except It Feels like I have to point my ear towards something to tell if I'm hearing Out Of it but I am it's just as loud as always The left just gets random anyyoing symptoms pls help

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    Hello Alex,  How do you know it's water ?  Have you had a cold or do you suffer sinusitis problems, or even allergies ?  Water gets into the ears ,but not behind the ear drum.  If you've been swimming or got water into your ears from a shower, the water has mixed with wax and that would need syringing out.  If however, it's mucus that's completely different and can take absolutely ages to drain, particularly without medication.

    There are steroid nasal sprays that help with blocked ears due to mucus being stuck in the Eustachian tubes, but still these can take a very long time to work, if at all.

    Let us know what you think originally caused your ears to block, plus what country you live in as some countries can't get the medication that I can get in England.

    So many people on this Forum suffer Eustachian Tube Dysfunction and it's one of the worse conditions to suffer and treat.  I've suffered for absolutely years, as many others have too.

    Anne

     

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    Hello again Alex,

    I'm not surprised you're distressed it's an awful condition.

    I think when doctors use the words water or fluid, they

    actually mean mucus and that's somehow got trapped

    in your Eustachian tube.

    Google your ear anatomy and you'll see what's happened.

    Aso worth googling Eustachian Tube Dysfunction.

    Mucus is thick and sticky and in children, they call this

    complaint glue ear and usually grommets are fitted for

    them to allow drainage.

    Are you in the US ??

    I personally use Flixonase Nasule Drops that are stronger

    than the Flixonase Aqueous Nasal Spray.....sadly, you

    can't get the Nasules if you live in the US.

    I've had trouble with my left ear and now my right one has

    started since April of this year.  However, I've suffered this

    condition on and off, more on than off for many, may years.

    If it's that bad where you can no longer stand it, ask your

    doctor to prescribe a course of Prednisolone Steroid

    tablets.  I always have to take a slightly longer course

    and it's usually a 20 day reducing course, which worked

    for me.  Then I went back on the Flix. spray and within

    4 days my ears were blocked again.  So I started the Nasules

    and everything has been fine ever since.  I'm now only

    using them once a day, every other day, because I seem

    as though I've got on top of the problem.  It's all the

    inflammation that courses the tubes to swell, so that has

    to be sorted.

    I see my ENT consultant twice yearly regarding ETD.

    You will feel deaf is your ears are clogged up.

    Anne

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