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can i use cpap with perforated eardrum

A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: It is ok to fly with a perforated ear drum.
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Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Absolutely: The ear with the perforation will be the happiest ear on the plane as it will have instantaneous pressure equalization and no problem whatsoever. Ear ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: The beach is no problem. You should plug that ear so that no water gets in as this may lead to an infection. Use a plug that is waterproof.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jill Valerius
22 years experience Integrative Medicine
Yes: It is still possible to hear, but often times your hearing can be "muffled" a bit.
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Dr. Neil Stafford
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Hearing would generally be diminished significantly with a perforation. It could be determined very quickly at any pcps office or at an urgent care i ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Dr. Ravi Samy answered
25 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Should be ok: You are probably ok to fly. See an otologist. You need a hearing test. Stay on dry ear precautions. Your perforation is perhaps a sign of ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Can be helpful: Keeping the ear free of water and tincture of time is what heals an acute tympanic membrane perforation. A ear plug designed to week water out of the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Warren Emley
53 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Alcohol inflammatory to the middle ear lining.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Diagnosis: The best way to determine if you have a perforated ear drum is to see an ENT specialist.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Varies: Some will heal spontaneously over time and others (usually older kids) might need an operation to patch it. ENT docs can take tissue from other parts ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Russell
14 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Should be fine: Neti pots (saline irrigations of the nose) are pretty benign (not too much risk of harm). Go ahead and try it. You could notice some water come ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kim Capehart
19 years experience Dentistry
Evaluation Needed: It could be sinus related, jaw related, tmd related and a myriad of other pathologies so it may be advantageous to get an evaluation and proper diagno ... Read More

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