blocked eustation tubes

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  2. 13 years ago

    Ted Coffey's suggestion of the herb Mullein in capsule form helped me!! Try it!!

  3. i had pressure in my right ear for many years. i had horrible headaches on the right side as well, and was told by an allergist it was allergy to grass and feathers. i was instructed to stay inside and never open my windows, get rid of my duvet and down pillows, take flonase, clariton, sudafed...and allergy shots for 2+ years, none of which helped. finally, my massage therapist suggested that i get off dairy products. with much regret i tried that and was relieved of my symptoms within 7 days. now, i occasionally eat dairy but if i have a problem i take eye bright in capsule form, an herbal remedy which is an expectorant and keeps my head/ears clear of blockage.

  4. I just recently recived a tube in my right ear, about 1 week ago. My doctor said that some times adults need them but it took me a lot of questioning and I asked for the tube. Is the muffled sound normal? My niece got tubes and said hers was muffeled for 2 weeks and when it's cool out. If this works for my symptoms and my hearing I will have the other done. My doctor wont see me for another 6 weeks.

    Anything is helpful this is new to me.

  5. I also have been having problems with my left ear. First off I should tell everyone I am 16 years old. My right ear has very good hearing in my opinion. Music has lots of detail and I have a range of about 15hz to about 19khz (which is apparently good, especially in the low end.) The problem with my left ear is although it has a range to 19khz as well, the frequencies in the 3-6khz area of the sound spectrum sound quiet, maybe by about 10db compared to the left ear. Some days (when my allergies are good and I have slept with my left ear up for the past few days) I regain my hearing in that ear. Music sounds very detailed (more so than the right ear, even) and I don't hear my pulse in my ear either (not that I always do, but in an extremely quiet setting for about 30 minutes I will hear my pulse whoosh through my left ear.) I know that this cannot be from listening to loud music, because from when I was up to about age 6 I had not even had a personal stereo. I did listen to music then, but it was not really loud as my dad hated loud music (my kind anyways :p.) My ear has been this way ever since I had an infection at age four in my left ear. I am quite convinced that some of the gunk left from the infection is either on the inside of my eardrum making the eardrum harder to move with the higher frequencies, or on the bones and generally everywhere inside my ear gumming it up. Whenever I yawn, my left ear makes quite a loud cracking sound. Sometimes I will hear a bubbling sound if I sneeze and cover or close my mouth.

    The most my ear has ever really rang or anything like that was for about 10 seconds. I would just hear a 30db cut in the sound level for about 5 seconds, the ringing at about 2khz set in for about 10 seconds and then would subside slowly into silence. That silence would last for about 10 seconds and then my hearing would return to almost normal (about 5db down) and improve to its normal crap condition again over the course of the day.

  6. I have the same problem...no ENT or Dr. has been able to help me...I have tried all the over the counter crap and I refuse to continue because it doesn't help. I would like to try the mullein. Do I use the drops or caps? I can't wait as I've been living with this for a couple of years at least and it's gotten worse. When I talk my whole head vibrates and it's so uncomfortable...like having sea shells on both ears. Please let me know. Thanks a great deal.

  7. Doc Kelley

    Jan 2006 Administrator

    Hello Susanna,

    Hopefully, the person who posted the information about mullein will also respond to your request with what worked best for them.

    With severe problems I often recommend that my patients use the drops (more rapid absorption), at least until their symptoms begin to improve and stabilize. At that point the caps help them maintain.

    Best of Health,

    Doc Kelley

    P.S. If you have ANY sensitivity to alcohol, use the alcohol-free tincture.

  8. Thanks Doc! Drops it is.

  9. My right ear is constantly blocked. I have been to the ENT too and they said i am allergic to grass, dust, dustmites, etc. They said i should get on flonase and allergy shots. I have been taking flonase for a month with no progress. So how does not eating dairy work? What is a logiccal reasoning behind it? Do you reccomended i stop taling dairy products too like cake, cheese etc?

    Thanks for you help

  10. Doc Kelley

    Jan 2006 Administrator

    Hello ajay,

    For most people, especially adults, consuming dairy and simple sugars results in inflammation and swelling. I recommend that all of my patients avoid cow's milk and anything made with it. An excellent alternative is organic goat's milk and products made from that.

    Simple sugars include not only sugar, but ANYTHING made with flour. Also, one of the most concentrated forms of simple sugars is found in commercial fruit juices. I always recommend my patients avoid as many simple sugars as possible.

    With the number of allergies you report, it is a fair assumption your immune system function is over-stressed. This is even further evidence you should minimize any inflammatory agents you can.

    You may wish to consider being evaluated by an Enzyme Therapy Associate. This person could help you set up a dietary and supplement program to allow your immune system to recover its optimal function. If interested, call 800-614-4400 and ask for the name and number of the closest Enzyme Therapy Associate to you.

    Best of Health,

    Doc Kelley

  11. Thanks Doc kelley. I do drink juices, white tea and eat dairy products and fruits. I will be stopping all the immeditately. But do you recomended i stop eating fresh fruits too?

    Ajay

  12. Doc Kelley

    Jan 2006 Administrator

    Hello ajay,

    With your symptoms, I think it is important to minimize as many sugars as possible, even fruit sugars, until you begin to get relief. This could take from weeks to months, or longer, depending upon how severe your condition is and how long you have had it. Then continue whatever is working best for you for at least another several months.

    After that you will probably find you can eat fresh, organically grown fruit, in season, IN MODERATION. At that point, what most everyone finds is they can tell almost immediately when they eat something they should not. Pay attention to your body and its responses to whatever you eat, drink, or take.

    Best of Health,

    Doc Kelley

  13. Thanks for the info. I just have one last question. My doctor prescribed me MethylPREDNISolone. And i start my dose yesterday. It seems like 70% of the pressure is gone. Does that mean my ear pressure is due to food and air allergies?

  14. Doc Kelley

    Jan 2006 Administrator

    Hello ajay,

    Congratulations on the relief you have experienced so far.

    Swelling and inflammation resulting in pressure in the ears is frequently relieved by eliminating allergies. At the same time, it is almost impossible to tell for sure unless avoiding all those things to which you may be allergic results in total relief from the problem.

    Best of Health,

    Doc Kelley

  15. Does anyone know how to relieve pressure in the eustation tube naturally? One ENT said to use clariton for awhile to see if that would do it.

  16. I HAVE SO MUCH PRESSURE IN MY RIGHT EAR AND i HAVE BEEN ON EARDROPS AND ANTIBIOTICS, BUT TO NO EVAIL. I FEEL IF MY WAR WOULD ONLY POP I WOULD'NT HAVE ALL THIS PRESSURE. PLEASE GIVE ME SOM ADVISE.

  17. Doc Kelley

    Feb 2006 Administrator

    Hello Judy,

    Please read through all the other messages on the forum page in this chain concerning "blocked eustachian tubes." There are numerous suggestions and recommendations that could be helpful for you.

    Best of Health,

    Doc Kelley

  18. I suffer from tinnitus in one ear which is driving me crazy. I have always had sinus problems and difficulty breathing. Could there be a connection between this, eustation tubes and tinnitus?

  19. Doc Kelley

    Mar 2006 Administrator

    Hello Scott,

    There are so many different causes for so many different types of tinnitus that your sinus problems and difficulty breathing could indeed be contributing to your particular type of tinnitus.

    Look at the other messages in this forum related to tinnitus and eustachian tubes. You may find some helpful ideas and suggestions. Alternatively, you may wish to have an Eye, Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist see if they can help you determine the precise cause of your one-sided tinnitus.

    Best of Health,

    Doc Kelley

  20. I just wanted to tell you something new out there that has worked for me. It's called the ear popper

    go online to www.earpopper.com. It opened up my tube and I decided to buy one. They are about 300.00 but easy to use and painless. A miracle. Hope this helps

  21. Doc Kelley

    Mar 2006 Administrator

    Hello Kim,

    I reviewed the Ear Popper web site and the device appears to be feasible except for the cost. Since it is non-reimbursable through insurance it poses a relatively high cost for the simplicity of what you get.

    If it works, however, it is probably worth any price for relief.

    Thanks for letting us know of your success.

    Best of Health,

    Doc Kelley

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