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Eustachian tube dysfunction (ear disorder)

Eustachian tube dysfunction (ear disorder) is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with eustachian tube dysfunction (ear disorder), 75% report having ear pain, 52% report having diminished hearing, and 50% report having plugged feeling in ear. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of eustachian tube dysfunction (ear disorder) are ear pain, diminished hearing, plugged feeling in ear, redness in ear, fluid in ear, ringing in ear, and swollen or red tonsils, although you may still have eustachian tube dysfunction (ear disorder) without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with eustachian tube dysfunction (ear disorder) often receive ophthalmologic and otologic diagnosis and treatment, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), excision, diagnostic procedures on ear, tonsillectomy and/or adenoidectomy, diagnostic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx, other therapeutic procedures and occupational therapy assessment .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with eustachian tube dysfunction (ear disorder) include mometasone nasal product, pseudoephedrine (pcm-la), ofloxacin, triamcinolone nasal product, cefuroxime, oxymetazoline nasal, robitussin dm, fexofenadine / pseudoephedrine, azelastine nasal, ciclesonide nasal, levocetirizine (xyzal), lincomycin and chlorpheniramine / pseudoephedrine .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for eustachian tube dysfunction (ear disorder) include age 5-14 years age 1-4 years.

Age

< 1 years
1.4x
1-4 years
4.0x
5-14 years
2.2x
15-29 years
0.5x
30-44 years
0.8x
45-59 years
0.7x
60-74 years
0.5x
75+ years
0.6x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.5x
Hispanic
0.6x
White
1.2x
Other
1.2x
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