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    tubes in my ears
    An_240549 posted:
    I recently had another set of tubes placed in my ears. It seems to be a part of my maintenance to keep the asthma under control. Part of it is that when I got pain from the ear pressure, I would have added stress which ended up as an asthma flair up and my immunity would go down and i would end up with a cold or virus. Now that I have the tubes in, I have much better control of the asthma, and I can hear so well. I am wondering if I am the only adult that has tubes in my ears, and has anyone else had ear issues that affected asthma control.

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    sgbl88 responded:

    I had tubes that fell out in March. I developed ETD in October 2 years ago, we went on vacation to Walt Lake City, Utah. I started antibiotics the day we left for the trip, but my ears did not equalize presure on the flight home. After two weeks of pain and retracted ear drums I was referred to an ENT and eventually had tube put in. They helped the ETD, but had no effect on my asthma.

    I also have an adult friend that keeps tubes in her ears.

    I hope that helps you.

    God bless,

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    amcate responded:
    I've had trouble with middle ear infections in the past. They were treated with antibiotics, and responded well. The sinuses got a CT scan, and then a regimen was put into place to help the sinuses. Once the sinuses got help, the middle ear infections stopped.
    Amelia_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi An,

    I'm sorry for all that you have been through, but happy to hear that the tubes are giving you some relief!

    According to our WebMD Ear Infection Overview , "In recent years, scientists have identified the characteristics of people most likely to suffer recurrent middle ear infections." Among the list is, "people with poor or damaged immune systems or chronic respiratory diseases such as cystic fibrosis and asthma."

    Check out the article for more information as well as this Ear Infections Linked to Asthma article to learn more about the correlation.

    Take care!
    - Asthma doesn't seem to bother me anymore, unless I'm around cigars or dogs. The thing that would bother me most would be a dog smoking a cigar. - Steve Allen
    rellis7415 replied to amcate's response:
    what was the regimen that was put in place? This sounds like my problem.
    grandmother625 responded:
    I have tubes in my ears. I have asthma, copd, and sinusitis. Without the tubes I get so much drainage I cannot hear. I don't get ear infections but my ears itch a lot.

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