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A 46-year-old female asked:

Hi ...my 8 yr old has long standing ear problems..his eardrum ruptured for 3rd time...has hearing loss. ent recomhe swim to help epithelialization?

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Dr. William Culviner
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Perforated TM: I am not sure what is your question. If it is a perforated drum, generally it should be surgically repaired unless there is a particular problem, such as severe eustachian tube dysfunction. Even then, some solutions are possible. The ear usually should be kept dry. You may need a second opinion.
Last updated Oct 4, 2016

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