A 43-year-old member asked:
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how can i make a ruptured eardrum to heal faster?

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Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Some advice: Keep it dry. Avoid forceful nose blowing. If infected, need antibiotics. Have you seen an ENT? Should do so.
Answered on May 19, 2017

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Dr. Steven Levine
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Most heal in 3 weeks: Those that do not heal withing 3 weeks should be evaluated by an ent. There is plenty we can do to fix eardrums.
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Dr. Ronald Ward
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Ruptured ear drum: Recurring perforation less likely to heal without surgical intervention. Best to consult ENT. Keep ear dry. Do not smoke.
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