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Glue ear often gets better on its own. If needed, a GP may suggest treatment to drain the fluid, such as blowing up a small balloon using your nose.
Glue ear is where the empty middle part of the ear canal fills up with fluid. It's more common in children but adults can sometimes get it.
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