Feb
2014

Q&A: If I have Meniere Disease and Tinnitus, can a tube be placed in my ear to drain the fluid?

Ask A Doctor Question: 

If I have Meniere Disease and Tinnitus, can a tube be placed in my ear to drain the fluid?

Answer: 

Marian Blaesser Kahn, DNP - LocateADoc.com

Because of the location of the fluid, (if that is the cause) it can't be drained with a tube as may be done for a person with chronic otitis.
 
The cause of Meniere's is not fully understood, but can be treated with nausea medication, motion sickness medication or diuretics.

--Marian Blaesser Kahn, DNP
Royal Oak, MI

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