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

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

Time Heals: Most ear drum rupures will heal on their own. The ones that do not , may need a surgical repair. Your doctor or an ENT should follow this. Do not put any ear drops in, unless prescribed. ...Read more

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When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more


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I've got ear drum rupture. Now what?

I've got ear drum rupture. Now what?

Heal: See your doc to be sure the hole closes. Occasionally these need to be patched, but not usually. Sometimes antibiotics help clear the infection that caused them. If you are worried about the hole itself, think of someone with tubes in the ear. A surgeon put a hole in the eardrum and inserted a tube to keep it open to help prevent pus from building up. Your ruptured drum is similar! ...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.?

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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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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My mother has ear drum rupture. Does that mean anything significant?

Depends: This is very common in early childhood with ear infections or after tube extrusion & most infants/toddlers self heal over days/wks. Adolescents or adults may chart a different path. As the healing potential of the body slows, a perforation may become chronic & need a patch.This can be an involved surgery & considered after the ENT was convinced it was needed.Followup with your dr & discuss options. ...Read more

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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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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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Eardrum ringing due to tympanic membrane rupture?

Usually separate: Issues. Ringing in the ears is due to abnormalities in the inner ear and the nervous system. Ear drum rupture is usually a complication of infection of the middle ear. ...Read more

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Eardrum is ringing. Does that mean I have a tympanic membrane rupture?

Eardrum is ringing. Does that mean I have a tympanic membrane rupture?

No: It doesn't mean you have a tympanic membrane rupture because your ear is ringing, although it is possible. Ringing in the ear can occur from a variety of reasons. Medication effects and nerve related hearing loss are two of the more common underlying causes of tinnitus (ringing in the ears). ...Read more

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How can I rupture my own ear drum?

How can I rupture my own ear drum?

Various reasons: Trauma forceful sneezing/noseblowing infection altitude changes diving irregular growths. ...Read more