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how can i rupture my own ear drum?

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Dr. Alexander Gorup
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Various reasons: Trauma forceful sneezing/noseblowing infection altitude changes diving irregular growths.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

I've got ear drum rupture. Now what?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Depends:: If from infection, treat that. If from trauma, it will mostly resolve on its own, or rarely need surgery.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Are there things I can do myself to treat ear drum rupture?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Best to be seen: An eardrum rupture is usually a pinpoint perforation to let the infection out and most heal on their own with no problem. With a perforation though it is best to be seen...You may need antibiotic drops. The usual things i recommend for ear infections like garlic and willow oil cannot be used with a perforation. Chinese medicine can help and so can your doc.
A 33-year-old member asked:

What do you do after your ear drum ruptures after otitis?

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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
See physician: , ost ear drum ruptures heal spontaneously. Treatment with antibiotic ear drops may speed recovery. You should keep water out of the ear until examination shows the ear drum to be healed.

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