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how long does it take eustachian tubes to clear once they start

Customer Question

how long does it take eustachian tubes to clear once they start all of a sudden or a couple days
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 years ago.

DocPhil213 :

Hello. My goal is to help you find an answer!

DocPhil213 :

What do you mean once they start all of a sudden? What happened?

Customer:

i had a sinus infection that is clear now according to a sinus ct and left me with popping and cracking in the ears just wondered if they clear all at one time or once they start it takes a couple days

DocPhil213 :

It might take a few days for the mucous to get completely reabsorbed from the sinus cavity. I doubt it would happen instantaneously.

DocPhil213 :

Especially with an infection. The body needs time to reabsorb the dead bacteria/cells

Customer:

i have had this for 4 weeks i have no infection since a month ago sinuses draining clear now

DocPhil213 :

Okay. Then it should be resolved. You may have some allergies causing this clear drainage. I would try an antihistamine or med like zyrtec to clear it up.

DocPhil213 :

claritin is a good choice as well if you think its allergies.

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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 6 years ago.
thanks for the accept. Don't forget positive feedback. :)