How long does ETD last?

I was diagnosed 2 days ago with ETD. I was given decongestants to help with it. I have days where I think the ringing and pressure in my ears are finally subsiding, but then have days where it gets really bad. How long does it take to all go away? I don’t know how much more of this I can take! 

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  • 2 months ago

    For those who do not know: ETD= eustachian tube dysfunction.

    I always told folks to use a nasal spray, like Afrin, and allow it to flow back in the back of the nose and throat, past the opening for the eustachian tube.

    Then, repeated Valsalva manuvers, pinching the nose and forcing air out, to equalize the pressure in the middle ear, should help.

  • Andy C
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    2 months ago

    Were you prescribed antibiotics?  If so,  it'll stop when the inflammation subsides. 

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