Eustachian Tube Dysfunction

Due to negative pressure in middle ear
  • Suspect if upper resp. Sx from allergies, URI, sinusitis
Common cause of ear pain.  Suspect if:
  • Ear pain (unilat. / bilat.) & no other pathology
  • Esp. if Nasal Sx as above
  • Esp. if retracted TM
Dx with Therapeutic Trial (dual Tx best for Dx):
  • Antihistamine (non-sedating)
  • Nasal Steroid

See posting Ear Pain.