Discussion in 'Support' started by Trish123, Apr 9, 2016.
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I've had ETD for a couple months now. Feels better with a heat pad. Does it ever get better?
You could try earpopper to manage your ETD.
I guess you already saw an ENT about the issue?
What kind of ETD do you have? Clogged tubes? In that case, regular (and careful) nasal irrigation might help.
There's one study about diving-related medical disorders (divers seem to suffer ETD and inflamation of the tubes quite often), which, among many other things, mentions ETD.
Unfortunately the study is not available for free on the internet (at least I could not find a public version), but here's the interesting part about ETD:
Also, one of the authors has an informative (but German) page about ETD.
It basically states the same as above: Carefully try to do the Valsalva maneuver 50x a day to train the muscles asociated with the tube and do nasal irrigation at least twice daily.
However, be extra sure that you don't have Patulous Eustachian Tube, or everything might get worse.
Also, be extra careful while doing this stuff, don't use too much force.
If that doesn't help either, there's - at least in Germany, don't know about the US - a rather new therapy where they insert a small balloon-like thingy into your tube and inflate it.
Ohh, just found this on the net:
There's a study being conducted in Pittsburgh where they try this "balloon dilation" procedure for ETD. Seems like they're still recruiting and it's not too far from NY.
Just don't get depressed if you are in Pittsburgh while the Penguins eliminate the Rangers (or Islanders) from the playoffs.
The netti pot works wonders.
Hi @beeeep, am not sure what you mean by this, is it that your PET can get worse if you do nasal irrigation and the Valsalva manouevre?
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Unfortunately the study is not available for free on the internet (at least I could not find a public version)[/QUOTE]