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[QUOTE=AlanBeven]Interesting, thanks for sharing your experiences. I also have fluid in my ears, have had it for around 3 weeks now. I have also had an increase in my already existing tinnitus and some hearing loss (hoping they are related).

Did you have tinnitus before you had your ear fluid?[/QUOTE]

no, i did not have the tinnitus, i do now. i have been dealing with this for months. do you get sound reverberation in tour ears? popping and crackling? if i have the phone up to one ear the other ear will go crazy. i am going back to the dr. on monday, i cant stand this any more! lib
[QUOTE=lib]no, i did not have the tinnitus, i do now. i have been dealing with this for months. do you get sound reverberation in tour ears? popping and crackling? if i have the phone up to one ear the other ear will go crazy. i am going back to the dr. on monday, i cant stand this any more! lib[/QUOTE]

I dont have reverberation. I have a pre-existing tinnitus caused by a loud noise exposure. It is in one ear only. Symptoms are a high pitched noise which is fairly constant. My other ear is unaffected. However after this fluid buildup due to infection of the middle ear my tinnitus has become more noticable (but certainly not overwhelming) again only in my right ear. I suspect (and the doctors also suspect) that the fluid is causing a hearing loss in the ear due to immobilisation of the small bones which is making my tinnitus worse similar to entering a sound proof booth. If damage was occuring it would likely occur in both ears since the infection was in fact worse in my left ear.

I am sure the liquid in your ears is causing wierd sound conduction problems, same as it has affected my tinnitus. I would talk to your doctor about getting your ears drained if the fluid has been there for an extended period (over 2 months).
Hi, I have had what i believe to be ETD for the past two and a quarter years. After symptoms of crackling and popping in my ears (both, one usually pops just before the other) for around 2 weeks i decided to see my GP. The doctor said that it was just one of those things that occurred for usually a short space of time after a severe head cold.

However, over two years later, exactly the same symptoms were still occurring. My ears pop and crackle every time I yawn and swallow (IT IS SO ANNOYING). I went back to the doctor (a different one this time) and was told to do the following:

1) Elevate head whilst in bed

2) Avoid dairy products and to drink lots of water

3) Inhale steam with Eucalyptus oil

This has worked marginally at times but I am still constantly annoyed and uncomforted by my ears crackling and popping all the time! I am going to taking dayquill and see if it works (do they stock in in the UK?).

Does anyone have any other suggestions, I am only 18 and fear that it is going to be like this for the rest of my life!!!





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