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what is the difference between a burst eardrum and an ear infection?

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Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Drainage: A ruptured ear drum due to otitis media will cause a bloody or purulent discharge. Ear infection without drainage can result in fluid trapped in middle ear and hearing lost.
Answered on Mar 14, 2019
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