A female asked:
reoccurring ruptured ear drum in an adult, how common? 1 month ago, woke up with a tickly throat. and dry cough. day 3 woke up middle of the night w/ a horrible throat pain.i gargled with salt water, went to bed, woke up, pain in throat gone! ear hurts li
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Dr. Steven Seres answered
20 years experience Internal Medicine
It's : It's not all that uncommon. I can think of several people in my general practice who suffer the same thing. It's less likely due to your teeth issues, and more possibly a weakness of the ear drum from prior infections, or possibly something that runs in your family. You should finish off the treatment you just got and anticipate a full recovery. It's improbable, but certainly possible that this could indeed happen again. It just isn't likely a sign of something more severe going on.
Answered on Sep 29, 2017
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