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what happens if you get water in ear with hole in eardrum

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Diaz
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Infection: Shower or pool water - probably nothing, maybe infection. River, lake, ocean - definitely infection.
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Dr. Steven Levine
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Water in the ear: Sometimes, nothing happens. Often, it is uncomfortable since water does not feel good when it's in the middle ear. It's kind of like water going up ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
NO: Do not put any chemical in your ear with a perforated drum. Many chemicals are ototoxic and may lead to permanent hearing lost and/or vertigo. See an ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Catherine Spratt turner
32 years experience Family Medicine
Ear pain: You should have that seen. You caould have ruptured your ear drum and that should be looked at. Do not put qtips in your ear since they can damage ei ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
YES: And yes!
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tinuola Adeyanju
38 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Antibiotics required: You should probably see a local doctor for evaluation, so you could be on antibiotics.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derek Farley
23 years experience Urgent Care
Perforation worry: Sticking anything in the ear is a no-no. I'd be worried about perforation of the eardrum. Get to a physician for further evaluation. If eardrum not ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Barotrauma: Barotrauma from eustachian tube dysfunction from cold and changes in air pressure when flying. A few tips: chew gum, inhale, and then gently exhale wh ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Safety: Please do not do anything other than seeing an Ear specialist as soon as possible. I did not enjoy a broken ear drum while in flight!
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Your eardrum will not rupture. Don't worry - the water will clear from your ears. However, if you are still congested, the pressure changes from ascen ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sudeshan Govender
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Middle ear infection can cause reduction in hearing . Suggest see ENT .

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