Fluid behind the eardrum
December 7, 2004 9:11 AM Subscribe
Fluid behind the eardrum. Anything I can do about it? [More inside]
posted by frenetic to Health & Fitness (14 answers total)
Last year when winter hit, my right ear developed what my now ex-doctor said was "fluid behind the ear drum". I could barely hear from that ear and it was one of the more miserable experiences I've had. He told me to take Dimetapp until it went away, which didn't help.
In the Spring my hearing improved and I was happy again. With winter ramping up it's getting bad again. I'm planning to head to my new doctor about it sometime soon but I'd love to know if anyone has experiences/knowledge they can share about it. Also: I've tried the "hold my nose and blow" trick, that just temporarily makes it worse.