A female asked:
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i been to the doctors 3days ago they told me i had a perforated eardrum and give me tablets,i accenditly got water into it what is going to happen?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possibly drainage: A perforated ear drum can be due to infection or trauma. Pills probably will not help. It is true that if a perforation exists, getting water in the ear canal and through the ear drum into the middle ear space can lead to an infection.
Answered on Dec 18, 2017

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Diagnosis: The best way to determine if you have a perforated ear drum is to see an ENT specialist.

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