The local conditions of the pharyngeal orifices of the eustachian tubes are closely related to the symptoms of ETD. After treatment with nasal glucocorticoids and oral antihistamines, eustachian tube function can significantly improve as nasal symptoms subside.
- 1 What is the best antihistamine for eustachian tube dysfunction?
- 2 What medications help eustachian tube dysfunction?
- 3 Do antihistamines clear eustachian tubes?
- 4 Does Claritin help eustachian tube dysfunction?
- 5 What is the best antihistamine for clogged ears?
- 6 Can antihistamines help ear pressure?
- 7 What is the best way to treat my eustachian tube dysfunction?
- 8 Does Claritin open Eustachian tubes?
- 9 What medicine will dry up fluid in ears?
- 10 What allergies can cause Eustachian tube dysfunction?
- 11 Can allergies cause blocked eustachian tubes?
- 12 How do I unblock my Eustachian tube?
- 13 Which nasal spray is best for Eustachian tube dysfunction?
What is the best antihistamine for eustachian tube dysfunction?
If ETD is caused by allergies, antihistamines such as Benadryl and Zyrtec may help you find relief.
What medications help eustachian tube dysfunction?
Topical decongestants can be used acutely for eustachian tube dysfunction (ETD) but must be discontinued after a maximum of 5 days to prevent rebound swelling. Budesonide, fluticasone, beclomethasone, mometasone, triamcinolone, and flunisolide are steroids used in nasal sprays.
Do antihistamines clear eustachian tubes?
When your sinuses are blocked, or irritated, your Eustachian tubes can become blocked as well. This is why sinus medication can help you clear your ears. Antihistamines (Chlophenarimine, Entex, ternafdine (Seldane) will help.
Does Claritin help eustachian tube dysfunction?
For inflamed eustachian tubes, antihistamines (like Claritin) and nasal corticosteroids (like Nasonex) help decrease the inflammation in the nasal passageways.
What is the best antihistamine for clogged ears?
To additionally reduce the feeling of fullness in your ear, talk to your doctor or pharmacist about an antihistamine that includes a decongestant such as:
- cetirizine plus pseudoephedrine (Zyrtec-D)
- fexofenadine plus pseudoephedrine (Allegra-D)
- loratadine plus pseudoephedrine (Claritin-D)
Can antihistamines help ear pressure?
Over-the-counter allergy medications can help take care of multiple symptoms, including any allergic reactions in the ear. Antihistamines and decongestants can reduce the feeling of fullness in the ear.
What is the best way to treat my eustachian tube dysfunction?
Eustachian tube dysfunction treatment
- Using a decongestant to reduce the swelling of the lining of the tubes.
- Taking an antihistamine or using a steroid nasal spray to reduce any allergic response.
- Making a tiny incision in the eardrum and suctioning out the fluid in the middle ear.
Does Claritin open Eustachian tubes?
Non addicting allergy nasal sprays (such as Nasocort®, Flonase® or Azelastine) are often prescribed sometimes in combination with oral anti-histamines (like Claritin®, Zyrtec® or Xyzal®) in an attempt to control allergies. Opening the eustachian tube or “popping the ears” is a very safe and effective treatment.
What medicine will dry up fluid in ears?
Pseudoephedrine is used to relieve nasal or sinus congestion caused by the common cold, sinusitis, and hay fever and other respiratory allergies. It is also used to relieve ear congestion caused by ear inflammation or infection.
What allergies can cause Eustachian tube dysfunction?
Season allergies and illnesses that create inflammation in the area, such as the flu or cold, are common causes of ETD. Sinus infections can also trigger ETD, as a sinus infection causes the eustachian tubes to become inflamed or filled with mucus.
Can allergies cause blocked eustachian tubes?
Allergies and illnesses like the common cold are the most common causes of ETD. These conditions may cause your eustachian tubes to become inflamed or clogged with mucus. People with sinus infections are more likely to develop plugged eustachian tubes.
How do I unblock my Eustachian tube?
There are several techniques you can try to unclog or pop your ears:
- Swallowing. When you swallow, your muscles automatically work to open the Eustachian tube.
- Valsalva maneuver.
- Toynbee maneuver.
- Applying a warm washcloth.
- Nasal decongestants.
- Nasal corticosteroids.
- Ventilation tubes.
Which nasal spray is best for Eustachian tube dysfunction?
As a reminder, though a decongestant spray like Afrin is VERY helpful to resolve eustachian tube dysfunction, do NOT use this spray daily for more than 3 days as people do get addicted to this medication (a condition known as rhinitis medicamentosa). Steroid and anti-histamine nasal sprays can be used indefinitely.