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mucus drainage for perforated eardrum

A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
See an ENT doctor: This must be examined by an expert in the field to be diagnosed appropriately. Please do this soon. Good luck.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Green
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Probably ear wax : Clogged. Injury usually results in pain. You can try an ear wax removal product at the pharmacy. Don't use q tips. They are great at pushing all ... Read More
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Dr. Warren Emley
54 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Wax buildup: Have an expert clean out the wax. You don't know whether the eardrum has been injured or not.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Sacher
33 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Can be very painful.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Perforated ear drum: Ear drum perforations are treated socially with tympanoplasty. Have your ear evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Perforated drum: It isnt usually dangerous. A hole, depending on size and location can affect hearing. It can also allow infection to get into the middle ear, theref ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
18 years experience Family Medicine
Ruptured ear drums: After care for ruptured ear drums includes: tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain, antibiotics if an infection caused the rupture, avoidance ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ravi Samy
Dr. Ravi Samy answered
26 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Hearing loss: Typically, an ear drum perforation causes hearing loss, tinnitus, fullness/pressure. It can also cause discharge from the ear if it is infected. ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Perforated Eardrum : A whole of varying sizes in the eardrum that can be due to trauma, infection, or surgery.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: It is ok to fly with a perforated ear drum.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Be cautious: I think the safest thing would be to protect that middle ear from water exposure and this can easily be done with an ear plug.
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