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Doctor insights on: Alternative Treatments For Ruptured Ear Drum

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My doctor diagnosed me with ear drum rupture. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

My doctor diagnosed me with ear drum rupture. Just checking - what's the best treatment.?

Ruptured ear drum: It all depends on what caused it. If infection, may need an antibiotic if not draining well. If traumatic , should heal in 24 hours or so. If from a loud explosion, need to monitor your neuro exam. ...Read more

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Sure, i've heard of ear drum rupture. But now that I have it, I want to know what is really happening in my body.?

Sure, i've heard of ear drum rupture. But now that I have it, I want to know what is really happening in my body.?

Pressure release: When an ear infection's pus causes pressure to build up behind the ear drum, it can pop a hole in the ear drum to drain the pus. Sounds awful, but it isn't usually. It relieves the pain that the pressure causes and drains the pus, helping to clear the infection. Holes typically close very quickly (sometimes too fast and trap some remaining pus!) avoid water in your ear while it heals. See a doc. ...Read more

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Ruptured ear drum! hurts like crazy, how to treat?

Ruptured ear drum! hurts like crazy, how to treat?

Ruptured eardrum: How do you know your ear drum is "ruptured"? a perforated ear drum does not cause pain, in fact it ruptures spontaneously to relieve eustacian tube obstruction and fluid buildup. Your pain may be due to Otitis externa or media or a completely different reason, since you have not given us any useful info we cant offer useful response. See an ENT as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can i smoke cigarettes if I have a ruptured ear drum?

Can i smoke cigarettes if I have a ruptured ear drum?

Smoking: You should not smoke at all, regardless of the status of your eardrum. ...Read more

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Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop ear drum rupture?

Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop ear drum rupture?

Nothing genetic: I am not aware of any geneticly linked predisposition to ear drum rupture. The ear drum is tucked away in a strong bone protected from most outside events. Cupping injury( in a fight) or proximity to a blast might generate pressure waves that would rupture your drum. With any middle ear infection a rupture might occur & essentially all kids have them but not so many adults. ...Read more

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Could tinnitus due to ruptured ear drum be healed?

Could tinnitus due to ruptured ear drum be healed?

See ENT specialist: Have the ruptured eardrum repaired. The tinnitus should improve within a few days afterwards if damage to the auditory portion of the inner ear has not accompanied the tympanic membrane trauma. ...Read more

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Would it be a problem to pop your ears if you have a ruptured ear drum?

Would it be a problem to pop your ears if you have a ruptured ear drum?

Yes: Popping your ears causes air to enter the middle ear space through the eustacian tube. If you have a ruptured ear drum, the pressure generated by this will be less because the air will escape via the hole in the ear drum. ...Read more

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Ruptured ear drum no more draining, no more itchyness, just a echo here and there. Is it suppose to pop sometime?

Not until healed: The popping heard when yawning or nose blowing is the ear drum moving. If there is a hole the air forced up through the eustachian tube escapes out the hole so can't push the drum so no pop is heard. It won't pop until drum healed. Echo is from sound hitting the drum and middle ear structures at roughly the same time. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go to the dentist if I have a ruptured ear drum?

Yes: Notify your dentist of your ruptured ear drum and he/she will take precautions so as to not injure it further. ...Read more

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