A 41-year-old member asked:
can i go swimming with a perforated eardrum?
4 doctor answers
Dr. Dennis Diaz answered
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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.
Answered on Jun 12, 2019
Dr. David Astrachan answered
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes, but: It is a good idea to protect your ear from water with a silicone ear plug that molds to your outer ear. Best to not use plugs that fill the canal. If you feel as if water gets into your ear then the use of an antibiotic ear drop can help prevent infection. You should speak to your ENT doctor about these drops. If you have not seen an ENT recently you should as perforations need to checked.
Answered on Jun 25, 2017
Dr. John Thaler answered
40 years experience Prosthodontics
No, unless..: Unless you have a perfect way to seal the ear canal, no -- very bad idea. If you saw MD for this you should be on drops and should have strict instructions for activity. Do not take a chance on worsening this situation. Good Luck -- be wise.
Answered on Jun 24, 2017
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