Patulous Eustachian Tube
* Not a rare disease
Other Names for this Disease
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While no standard treatment has been found to work for every patient, there are several options that have been used to successfully manage the symptoms in a number of cases. Patients are often advised to recline or lower the head between the knees when symptoms occur. They may also be advised to avoid diuretics and/or increase weight. Medications which have been shown to work in some patients include nasal sprays containing anticholinergics, estrogen, diluted hydrochloric acid, chlorobutanol, or benzyl alcohol. Surgical treatment may be indicated in some cases. Information detailing treatment options can be accessed through Medscape Reference.
Last updated: 1/17/2013
- Patel AA, Levine SC. Patulous Eustachian Tube. Medscape Reference. 2011; http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/858909-overview#showall. Accessed 1/17/2013.
- Finding Treatment Information - A video developed by GARD Information Specialists that explains how you can find information about treatment for a rare disease.
- ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Patulous Eustachian Tube. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.