Treatment for Fluid In Ear (Eustachian Tube)

By Patricia | June 9, 2010

The steroid spray that your doctor has given you is most likely a corticosteroid spray hydrocortisone or some other corticosteroid. The reason for this is that your doctor is trying to reduce the inflammation of the ear so that there isn’t too much damage done to the ear from your infection or allergic reaction. The most likely candidate here is that you have some kind of ear infection and that too most probably in the middle ear. Your doctor is probably also administering some kind of antibiotic as well during this time. If he or she is not, then please get a second opinion immediately. Your hearing loss, in all probability will subside as soon as the infection itself is over and with the right home remedies, you should feel fine soon.

Fluid In Inner Or Outer Ear - Eustachian Tube And Cochlear Infection

The ear is a rather simple, yet complex organ. It consists of the inner, outer, and middle sections. The outer ear is the area beyond the eardrum that is exposed to the outside world. The middle section is an air and mucus filled zone that contains the pressure equalizing Eustachian tube. The inner ear contains the cochlea that contains fine hair and fluid to convert sound vibrations into the neural impulses that are then carried to the brain via the cochlear nerve. Ear infections are quite common and occur two or three times in the lifetime of a human being before complete maturation of the immune system. The ear also ends being infected by any throat or pharyngeal infections that occur in the upper respiratory tract. This is because of the connection to the throat via the Eustachian tube. Cochlear infections are a serious problem because of the ramifications for permanent hearing loss as well as loss of the sense of balance. Therefore, it is important that you deal with this as soon as possible, especially if you experience feelings of vertigo.

Treatment And Remedy

Any infection caused by bacteria should be treated with an antibiotic, and viral infections with antiviral medications. These can be amoxicillin and sometimes doxycycline for sever bacterial infections. Acyclovir and valacyclovir is used for viral infections. Naturally, you need to start consuming one whole bulb of garlic every day as a regular part of your food – this serves as an antibiotic. Basil leaves and Indian Gooseberry can help with some viral infections. For the pain and inflammation, you should have some ginger and feverfew tea, since these herbs have anti-inflammatory properties.

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