A 31-year-old member asked:
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should i go to the hospital for a perforated eardrum?

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Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
See ENT: Probably don't have to rush to hospital unless you can't wait to be evaluated by an otolaryngologist(ent) as an outpatient.
Answered on Jul 23, 2013
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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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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.
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