I have had the same problem. Otorrhea through myringotomy tubes caused by the CPAP machine used for sleep apnea. Repeated bouts of otitis media and the need for Ciprodex eardrops for five days at a time. I have tried many approaches to mitigate this problem. The only thing that seems to help is sleeping with the problem ear facing up--e.g., sleeping with the unaffected ear on the pillow, and, placing a plug in the ear (or ears) made from carefully rolled up soft tissue paper (like Kleenex) so it blocks the ear canal and prevents the flow of air out through the ear when using the CPAP. I adjust the mask straps so that they hold the ear plugs in place. Since I have been doing this, I no longer find my ear canal filled with fluid in the morning, and no longer have to blot the canal dry with tissue and Q-tips, Irrigation with distilled white vinegar diluted half and half with distilled water, every other day, helps keep the auditory canal fungus free and reduces the wax buildup. Dry the canal by wrapping clean tissue around a swab so as not to allow it to go too deeply into the ear and thus avoid impacting wax against the ear drum.View Thread
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