Is Steam Inhalation a Safe Method for Treating ETD (Eustachian Tube Dysfunction)?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Hannes Alm, Apr 17, 2019.

    1. Hannes Alm

      Hannes Alm Member

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      So just wanted to check if steam inhalation is a safe method for treating ETD? I don’t want to use nasal sprays in the first place.
      Does anyone have good experiences from doing steam inhalation?
    2. dellwas

      dellwas Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      concussion or ETD
      Yup, I have a mabis steamer inhaler and use patchouli, lavender, eucalyptus, peppermint and tea tree oil (not all at once, I use a couple at a time). You have to be careful, a drop or two of each is sufficient. You can also use it as straight steam as well. Also do it in a seperate room if you have pets, some oils can affect them. As for nasal. I am on Budesonide but also use a saline spray in between. I think mine is finally starting to clear up.
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    3. OnceUponaTime

      OnceUponaTime Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Hall of Fame Advocate

      New York
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      It should be safe. Try it 5/10 minutes at a time at first and be careful because sometimes the steam can really get hot and hurt you...
    4. Jack Straw

      Jack Straw Member Podcast Patron Benefactor Ambassador Hall of Fame Advocate

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      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Infection, Acoustic Trauma
      Yes it is safe if done properly.

      How effective it is on ETD is debatable.

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