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can eardrum burst by blowing nose

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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear: Could have ETD, middle ear fluid or small TM perforation. See ENT MD.

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear: Unlikely but depends how forcefully you sneeze. Try not to hold your nose when you sneeze. Can sometimes make you dizzy as well
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not Sure: Keeping the lips closed to prevent sneezing can propel the force against the middle ear which can lead to pain & ringing of the ears. Rarely, sn ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Eardrums: Very unlikely. We have seen rising numbers of headphone users with early hearing loss secondary to playing too loud. Also concert goers too close to s ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikely: You would need significant sound energy or insertion to the point of rupturing them. Either case is unlikely. That said, if you think that you have an ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Devin Cunning
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Autoinsufflation: Autoinsufflation of the middle ear through the eustachian tube is normal and often helpful. For example, this must be done ever few feet on descent d ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Tylor
18 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikely to: If you blow your nose with a perforated eardrum you may feel a whoosh of air from the ear with the problem but that isn't really dangerous. If it fee ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Perforated ear drum: Please discuss this withyour ENT physician or go online to Healthtap prime to discuss with an ENT physician. Hearing is important. Also discuss use ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Not always: As you can demonstrate, sometimes a slit / fissure will heal, but if significant structural damage/loss, then cannot on own. See an ENT dr for exam an ... Read More
A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear: It would be okay to do that gently a couple of times a day and to chew gum. A steroid nasal spray helps as well but make sure youve had an ENT look a ... Read More
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