Otovent Treatment for Glue Ear

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What is Otovent Treatment for Glue Ear

The Otovent Glue Ear Treatment is the best treatment for Glue Ear. The Otovent Auto Inflation device is a clinically effective, drug free and non surgical treatment for glue ear or Otitis Media with Effusion. This product equalises the pressure in the middle ear for use during a flight or as a visual aid to equalising, which is an essential Scuba Diving technique. This product contains a special balloon and nose piece which is inflated when blown through the nose. When used correctly, this product can safely provide instant relief from glue ear.

What dose should I choose?

The experts and health care professionals recommend that, initially, the Otovent should be used at least three times a day, in the morning, then afternoon and then evening. However, after one week, it should be used at least twice a day, that is, in the morning and then the evening. The average duration of treatment is about two to three weeks long, afterwards, a health care professional is to decide if you should continue using the Otovent Glue Ear Treatment. Each of the medical balloon can be inflated about twenty times. To get the best results, contact your doctor and get advice on how to use this product better.

How effective is the Otovent Glue Ear Treatment?

The Otovent Glue Ear Treatment is known to reduce the symptoms of glue ear by opening the Eustachian tubes and allowing the fluid associated with glue ear to safely drain from the middle ear. This product also helps in improving the patient’s quality of life by improving the ear condition. It also reduces the need for grommet surgery or hearing aids while also preventing hearing impairment and communication difficulties caused by glue ear.

Can I buy the Otovent Glue Ear Treatment online?

The Otovent Glue Ear Treatment can be easily bought online at click pharmacy. It is essential that you discuss with your doctor the usage of this product as it can potentially cause harm and damage, if not used appropriately. You can also contact one of the health care professionals at Click Pharmacy for expert advice on how to best use the Otovent Glue Ear Treatment. If you order this product from Click Pharmacy, you can receive it the next day by using our Next Day Delivery option. You simply have to select the desired delivery option at the check out stage of the process.

How should I take the Otovent Glue Ear Treatment?

The Otovent Glue Ear Treatment should be used carefully to avoid any potential damage to the ear. The following steps can help you get the best results:

  1. Connect the nose piece and the balloon.
  2. Afterwards, hold the round part carefully of the nose piece against your right nostril with your right hand.
  3. Press to close your left nostril using the fingers of your left hand.
  4. Inhale deeply and close your mouth, inflating the balloon by blowing through your right nostril until its size is almost that of an orange.
  5. Repeat the procedure with your left nostril.

It is expected that some patients might experience a little discomfort in the ears or experience dizziness during inflation. This initial feeling will decrease during the next inflation and is an indication that the procedure is working correctly. However, if you do not feel anything in your ear while the balloon is inflated, with your mouth closed, and with the nose piece firmly against your nostril, perform a sequence of swallowing manoeuvres.

How does the Otovent Glue Ear Treatment work?

The Otovent Glue Ear Treatment method is divided into two phases or two steps. Both the phases allow the opening of the Eustachian tube.

  • The Inflation Phase (first phase)

The phase where the user inflates the balloon by blowing through the nostril is the inflation phase or the first step of the Otovent Glue Ear Treatment.

  • The Deflation Phase (second phase)

The deflation phase is when the user lets the airflow from the balloon into the nostril, and perform a sequence of swallowing manoeuvres. This is the second step of the Otovent Glue Ear Treatment.

Both the steps together make the Otovent Ear Treatment work and help in treating Glue Ears. It is advised that you should use the inflation phase the first few times you use Otovent. However, you should use both steps only if you do not feel any pressure equalisation during the inflation phase.

How long do I use the Otovent Glue Ear Treatment for before I notice a difference?

The Otovent Glue Ear Treatment is to be used three times a day for the first few weeks and then twice a day after a few weeks. The normal duration of treatment is about two to three weeks, after which a physician has to decide whether or not to continue with the treatment. The effects of the treatment will be noticeable within two to three weeks. If symptoms persist, contact your doctor or healthcare professional to get expert advice on how to use the Otovent Glue Ear Treatment.

What are the side effects of the Otovent Glue Ear Treatment?

There is no known occurrence of any side effects while using the Otovent Glue Ear Treatment. The user may or may not feel a little pressure, dizziness or experience nose bleeds while using the product. If the user follows all the steps as directed, he / she is expected not to experience any side effects. However, it is highly recommended that you contact your doctor before using the Otovent Glue Ear Treatment.

When should I not use the Otovent Glue Ear Treatment?

As the balloons of the Otovent Glue Ear Treatment contain latex, it is advised not to use the product if you are allergic to latex or latex products. If you are allergic to any of the products mentioned on the pack, do not use the Otovent Glue Ear Treatment. If you experience any allergic symptoms, stop the treatment and consult your physician right away. This product should not be used by children unless they are being supervised by an adult or a health care professional. Do not use toy balloons or any other balloons other than the ones provided with the product in performing the Otovent method because the toy balloons do not give the proper inflation pressure and may cause treatment failure. Some people may also suffer from frequent episodes of anterior nose bleeds when they use this product. The condition is a nuisance but harmless, any manipulation of the nose may provoke the nose bleeds. If you experience such symptoms, stop using the Otovent Glue Ear Treatment and consult your doctor, healthcare professional or ENT specialist right away.

What Is the difference between the Otovent Glue Ear Treatment and Grommets?

Grommets are tiny tubes that can be inserted into the eardrums to treat the conditions of the middle ear, for example, recurrent middle ear infections and glue ear. The major difference between Grommets and the Otovent Glue Ear Treatment is that the Otovent is a clinically effective, drug free and non surgical treatment for glue ear. In contrast, the Grommet is a surgical process which treats the glue ear condition. The Otovent Glue Ear Treatment is known to be equally effective yet easier and simpler. It can be used at home under adult supervision, following your doctor’s advice, and get the same results like Grommets.

What is an Otovent Autoinflation Device used for?

An Otovent Autoinflation Device is used to provide relief from symptoms of glue ears.

Do I need a prescription to purchase an Otovent Autoinflation Device?

No, you do not require a prescription to purchase an Otovent Autoinflation Device. However, if you are unsure whether this device is right for you, you are welcome to book a free consultation with one of our medicine experts.

Can children use an Otovent Autoinflation Device?

An Otovent Autoinflation Device is suitable to be used by adults and children over the age of 3 years old. It must not be used by children under the age of 3 years old.

How do I know if I have a glue ear?

Symptoms of a glue ear include some of the following:

  • Earaches
  • Loss of hearing
  • Ringing in the ear

What causes glue ears?

Glue ears happen when the middle of the ear fills up with excess fluid which is unable to drain. An Otovent Autoinflation Device helps the fluid to drain out of the ear.

How often should I use an Otovent Autoinflation Device?

It is advised to use an Otovent Autoinflation Device three times a day.

How long can I use an Otovent Autoinflation Device for?

It is generally advised to use an Otovent Autoinflation Device for 2 to 4 weeks. However this may differ depending on the severity for your glue ears.

Can I use a regular balloon instead of an Otovent balloon with this kit?

You must not use a regular balloon, it is vital to use an Otovent balloon with this kit. This is because a regular balloon may cause further damage.

When should I not use an Otovent Autoinflation Device?

You should not use an Otovent Autoinflation Device if you have any form of nasal congestion, or any cold and flu symptoms.

How should I store an Otovent Autoinflation Device?

You should store an Otovent Autoinflation Device in a cool dry place, out of reach from children, and at room temperature. This product should not be exposed to extreme temperatures or direct sunlight.

Do I need to consult with a doctor before using an Otovent Autoinflation Device?

It is advised to consult with a doctor or pharmacist before using an Otovent Autoinflation Device. This is to ensure you use the device correctly and safely.

Does an Otovent Autoinflation Device come with all other products that are needed?

Yes, an Otovent Autoinflation Device comes with all other required products including the following:

  • Nose piece
  • Balloons
  • A carry case

Can pregnant or breastfeeding women use an Otovent Autoinflation Device?

It is advised to consult with a doctor before using an Otovent Autoinflation Device. This is to ensure the device is safe for you and does not cause any potential harm to both born and unborn babies.

After using an Otovent Autoinflation Device you are unlikely to experience any side effects. However there is a chance that you may experience a number of side effects, this usually differs depending on the severity of your glue ears.

If you notice your symptoms getting worse, you should stop using an Otovent Autoinflation Device immediately and seek medical advice, from a professional, as soon as possible.

Reading the Patient Information Leaflet is very necessary before you start your treatment. To read the Patient Information Leaflet of the Otovent Glue Ear Treatment, go here.

Authored by Jana Abelovska

Last reviewed 20 April 2021

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