Post-Infection Near-Ear Drum Eustachian Tube Disorder
Near-eardrum area feels loose, uncomfortable and crackling like crumpling aluminium foil when I try to move my inner ear muscle. It becomes painful if I try to move it more, yet I do want to move it, because the eartube position feels wrong.
Tentative diagnosis: Patulous Eustachian tube (PET) _"PET can occur as a result of liquid residue in the Eustachian tube, after suffering a middle ear infection (otitis media)." NOTE: similar to objective tinnitus, but since I can fully control it, technically not tinnitus, and likely associated with musculus veli palatini instead.
This happened this spring. My ear infections, which I found out to be a result of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Epstein–Barr virus, and using multiple other agents, including antibiotics. List of agents tried: Ofloxacin, Garlic, Phanezone, salicylic alcohol, betadine, Baneocin, Hydrocortisone, olive oil, Ciloxan Tobramycin Dexamethasone,...
Frequent use earphones, and ear washing with strong water jet while in shower, may have contributed to the condition. I can't remember when exactly (approx. 2020 Spring) this happened, but it feels like its either after the use of salicylic alcohol, or after the use of strong water jet, that I felt this issue. It is perhaps a combined issue of internal damage physical damage and a recurring infection. I suspect a partial detachment of an eardrum muscle from the eardrum.
- Every morning, I feel like the ear has healed and good.
- Once I start swallowing saliva, the swallowing triggers the muscle inside the ear to scratch eardrum (sound).
- If I do that more, it feels like something ruptures and fills my right ear canal with pressure or liquid.
- The pressure then feels up to nasal canal. If I move the muscle more, it just hurts more. If I stop moving it, then it heals, but I can't stop moving it, because it moves automatically when swallowing saliva.
- This brings me to think that I would need to find the neural pathway that controls the ear muscle in question, and use long-term local anaesthetic to stop that muscle from responding, until it heals, as that muscle moves automatically, every time I chew or swallow saliva. It seems I had even learned to move it consciously, which I can't for the left ear, so people won't believe that I can move something inside my ear.
- Perhaps need surgical intervention to remove whatever obstructs Eustachian tube?
2021-01-28 After I stopped using earphones, it had almost healed, but then, after a bit of stronger yawning one evening, it had started be painful again, I guess, the wound opened up again. So, I still wonder, what to do.