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Are the symptoms of myringitis bullosa bad?

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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine 44 years experience
Myringitis bullosa: Myringitis bullosa is a variation on the common earache/infection (otitis media) in which the germ elicits an inflammatory reaction on the outer surface of the ear drum which causes a large blister. Symptoms are similar to that of an ordinary ear infection, although in some cases the pain is more severe. There are no long term serious complications of this infection. Antibiotics should be taken.
Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Can be serious: Bullous myringitis is an inflammation resulting in a blister on the surface of the ear drum. Frequently accompanied by severe pain that resolves when the blister ruptures, accompanied by bloody yellow drainage. May require antibiotic therapy, and can be associated with hearing loss.

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Does myringitis bullosa usually cause many symptoms?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Not too many: The major symptoms are ear pain and hearing loss. The inflammation of the ear causes pain and changes the way that the eardrum vibrates which in turn causes hearing difficulty.

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