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Eustachian tube dysfunction and allergies
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Does anyone suffer from Eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) and if so, has anyone found that it is related to allergies? I have been suffering from ETD for about 4 years and I am continually told there is nothing we can do for you. Well, doing nothing caused a cholesteatoma to form in my ear, which I had surgically removed 2 years ago, and now have a severe hearing loss in that ear. I thought the surgery may help the ETD, but I am still having problems. The ear surgeon said there is nothing she can do, but maybe I should see an allergist. It is very frustrating!!
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sgbl88 responded:
I suggest that you find a new ENT. My allergist and ENT both have treatment plans for ETD. Initailly they may prescribe pred, but that is really not good for long term treatment. I do find that allergy medications and treatment help control my ETD. An antihistamine, allergy shots, nasal sprays and sinus rinse have all helped me over the last year. Also, you may want to try a decongestant and use Afrin for three days at a time althernating with three days off.

I hope that does help you some. I know it isn't fun.

Take care and God bless.
Sonya
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