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hello i am an ent and can help you on this. have you seen an ENT specialist for this?
Hello,You need to see an ENT specialist for this.The most likely cause for such post nasal drip is sinus disease.You could be having a small sinus block which is causing this post nasal drip leading to recurrent ear infections.Eustachian tube laxity can also cause thisAsk your doctor for a CT scan of the nose and sinuses. This will help detect any cause for post nasal drip. Also ask for an Impedance audiometry test. This helps diagnose disorders of eustachian tube function.These steps will help you find a cause for your infections.If eustachian tube is blocked, a grommet tube in the ear can help, discuss about this.Hope that satisfies your query. If so, please choose a positive rating.If you have any other queries, do ask. Wish you good health and a quick recovery. Bonus is always welcome!Thank you.Dr. P. Jyoti
Hi Dr. Jyoti - I had walked away from the computer and didn't see you were trying to chat with me. I actualy DID go to an ENT - she put the scope thing up my nose and told me to use nasonex, which my insurance won't pay for. But she said nothing about my ear. I had an MRI done back in March for a different reason - would anything have shown up on that about my eustachian tube? I have the disk.
I do have one more question - my ENT I just found out changed my prescription to Flonase. What is flonase supposed to do to fix this?