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how many days will it take for an ruptured eardrum due to a middle ear infection to form back and what are the advice for perforated eardrum?

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Dr. Bradley Younggren
21 years experience Emergency Medicine
Weeks: This typically can take weeks. This should be monitored by a primary care physician or ENT to ensure the rupture heals. No submersion of the ear under any type of water until it is healed.
Answered on Jul 8, 2015
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Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Maybe sooner depending on size. It could be a as short as several days. The advice regarding water is correct. It really doesn't matter how long it takes to heal.. you just want to make sure it is healed before you get water in the ear canal.
Feb 1, 2012
Dr. Anna Meyer
18 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Very fast: Almost all ear drum perforations heal within a few hours to days. Very very few leave a permanent hole. It should be treated with antibiotics.
Answered on Jul 15, 2018
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