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A 46-year-old male asked:

Have middle ear infection with perforated eardrum.waiting to see ent. how long to heal?can i still swim train with cap and earplugs?

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Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 44 years experience
Weeks to Months: The perforation may heal in a few weeks, or may take up to a few months.Some perforations require intervention. This may take the form of a paper patch to promote healing (a simple procedure by an ear, nose and throat specialist), or surgery. However, in some cases, the perforation can last several years and will be unable to heal naturally.
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Last updated Nov 26, 2018


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