Treating Pain from Fluid Behind Eardrum?

So I know what my problem is which is I have liquid behind my eardrum. It took a bit to get the doctors to realise. Since 2014 I have had constant ear aches and infections and I was finally seen by a doctor who told me I had to get a gormmet. I have to wait until December this year.


So I have been having trouble though. I keep hearing high pitched sounds, ticking, and my ear always feels itchy. I sometimes also go deaf in that ear. I have times were it gets badly painful. I was wondering if anybody could help me work out a way I can get on with my day without my ear hurting so badly. I know I have to wait for the thing that will help me, but I just need to try and get rid of the pain for now.

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June 4, 20190 found this helpful

I am not sure why you have to wait so long. You may lose your hearing permanently. If you have financial need, maybe you can get free/reduced care.


Pain is always a symptom of something wrong.

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June 4, 20190 found this helpful

You poor thing, I'm sorry you are dealing with such a problem.

Here's a link, but I will say right off, **I've never tried any of these options**, but I feel so badly for you and I know you need relief.

Also if you type in (home remedies for water behind the ear drum)
there may be something that could work for you right now.

What I can tell you is I've had water in my ear before that crackled every time I bent over, and just that drove me insanely wild. I've used a product called:Swimmers Ear, (it's a liquid ear drops, no script needed) and that helps dry out, or evaporate any water that gets trapped in the ear/s.


But if you purchase that product, and have an infection, (it could make matters worse) I just don't know, so maybe you can call your doc's office and ask them about it. It's a popular product for anyone that swims or gets water trapped in the ears.

The product Swimmers Ear won't cure an infection though.

That's the problem you may have going on (since you've got pain) as water remaining in your ear can cause bacteria to thrive, and that's very serious.

I'm sorry I don't know what a "grommet" is that your doctor said you need and can't have done until Dec which is TOO long to have an ear ache of any kind.

Is the "grommet" the tubes they insert in the eardrum to drain fluid?
My daughter had that done *the tubes* a long time ago, she was 5, as she had fluid backing up though the whole "system" from her nose to her ears, and had that not been done, she'd of lost her hearing.


I sure hope you can find some relief, and a doctor that will help you now. Take care.

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June 4, 20190 found this helpful

I feel so bad you are going through this. I am assuming you have to wait for the tubes because it is hard to get an appointment or your insurance has to prior authorize the procedure?

Can you talk to your doctor and see if he or she can help expedite the appointment (or the insurance). Some doctors will help with both processes.

If it is an insurance issue, perhaps if you called the member services department they can help get this to an expedited request. You may want to ask to speak to a supervisor in the member services department from the start of the conversation.


By law (at least in my state) they must offer an expedited consideration for what is called medical necessity if the doctor states it is needed ASAP. Your doctor will need to submit a letter or fax stating that you need this procedure ASAP so as not to lose hearing (or whatever outcome he/or she is trying to prevent from getting worse).

Sending lots of healing wishes your way!! Prayers too!

Post back with an update.

PS, while some people swear by all kinds of "home remedies" for ear pain, I would NOT use any of them without asking your doctor. Many of the homeopathic things can cause permanent hearing loss, damage your ear drum and cause infection. anything by the doctor first--even using heat or cold.

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June 22, 20190 found this helpful

Peroxide. When I get an ear ache, water in my ear that I can't get out, or hearing loss, I put about 5 drops of peroxide in the ear...let it set for about a minute, then let it drain out. If you have any wax buildup, your ear will crackle for about 15 minutes. It will get rid of any bacteria build up, too. Hope this helps!

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