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    ETD alternatives to cure it?
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    WattGirl posted:
    I have been told by my ENT that I have ETD (in my right ear). I was given Prednisone for a week to open up the eustachian tube, and it did not work. I also simultaneously have tried prescription nasal sprays, decongestants, etc. Nothing has worked:( It has been nearly 2 years of having a blocked right ear & I am a singer so this is unbelievably frustrating to not hear properly. I do not want to let my doctor put a tube into my ear drum, and am wondering if there are ANY other ways to resolve my blocked eustachian tube? Is intratympanic dexamethasone injection ever done for ETD? Help!!!
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    Rod_Moser_PA_PhD responded:
    Why are you concerned about the tubes? It is a safe and easy procedure, and should fix your chronic ETD, especially if you have tried everything else. No, I have no heard of anyone using dexamthasone injection for ETD.

    Have you checked out the device called an EarPopper? You may need a doctor's prescription, but it can work....assuming you do not have a complete closure of the E-tubes due some anatomical anomaly. You can find a lot of information on the Internet for this $100 or so device.
     
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    Rod_Moser_PA_PhD responded:
    Here is the link...

    www.earpopper.com/
     
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    An_248355 responded:
    I see that you put this up three years ago. Has your ETD gotten better? Did you try the popper? I use a neti pot and that seems to help a little. Let me know please as I suffer from the same issues.


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