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    Ear problem
    An_249722 posted:
    I have my ear pop, its like their is some liquid inside it. Every time i swallow, i can feel it. It has become very irritating now. Even if a blow my nose, it goes the same way. I think its due to cold. Please someone tell me how to solve this problem.

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    Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
    Before solving any medical problem, one must first know the cause (diagnosis). Based solely on your brief posting, you may have ETD (Eustachian Tube Dysfunction) with possible middle ear fluid. It is going to take a careful examination of your ears to confirm this assumption. ETD is usually caused by a cold or allergy and can take weeks to self-resolve. Decongestants have been used in the past but the jury is still out on if they are really effective or not. Some people have used anti-inflammatory medications or even prescription nasal corticosteroid sprays.
    premanshu replied to Rod Moser, PA, PhD's response:
    Any way how can i solve this problem?? Please if you know how to solve ETD. And by the way today i am visiting my ENT. I will see what problem he tell's.

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    Rod Moser, PA, PhD replied to premanshu's response:
    I am sure you will get your answer from the ENT today....remember that you first must be appropriately diagnosed before any treatment is addressed.
    premanshu replied to Rod Moser, PA, PhD's response:
    Yes I got the reply that day....he said that i had swelling in my ear drum was all red.....due to he gave me some medicines...and after so much time hearing has improved a lot...i can hear very properly but......the pop sound hasnt gone....any way .??
    thank you.....
    Rod Moser, PA, PhD replied to premanshu's response:
    Once your infection has abated, this popping will likely resolve as well.

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