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Doctor insights on: Are Tubes In The Ears Sometimes Needed To Heal Eardrum Damage From Diving

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How do you fix a retracted eardrum? Will inserting tubes fix a retracted ear drum?

How do you fix a retracted eardrum? Will inserting tubes fix a retracted ear drum?

ETD vs scarring : If your eardrum is retracted due to imbalance of pressure, tubes should help. However, if it's been a longstanding problem and your drums are scarred, they may not be enough. Check with an ENT who does a good deal of ear surgery (otologist) for the best advice. ...Read more

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I put a couple of drops of rubbing alcohol in my 4 year old's ear with tubes and it burned for several minutes. Have i damaged his eardrum?

I put a couple of drops of rubbing alcohol in my 4 year old's ear with tubes and it burned for several minutes. Have i damaged his eardrum?

Likely went inside: The tubes are a hole in the eardrum.Putting alcohol in the canal will allow it to pass into the middle ear through the tubes and burn the sensitive inner membrane. The effect will pass over time but it is important not to put anything into that ear unless directed by your doc. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to make incision on retracted eardrum for t-tubes?Howfix retracted ear drum? Hold nose and blow to relieve pressure?

How difficult is it to make incision on retracted eardrum for t-tubes?Howfix retracted ear drum? Hold nose and blow to relieve pressure?

Retracted TM: Hello, a retracted eardrum can be a challange to treat both medically and surgically. Steroids, nasal sprays, air insufflation may all help to equalize the pressure across the tympanic membrane but in patients who fail this therapy may require tube placement. A t-tube will stay in the tm longer than most other tubes and fix the problem. The incision in the right hands shouldn't be a problem. ...Read more

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Can a toddler perforate eardrum from brother screaming loud into it? He didn't bleed or cry. He also has tubes in his ear. Just worried it was loud.

Can a toddler perforate eardrum from brother screaming loud into it? He didn't bleed or cry. He also has tubes in his ear. Just worried it was loud.

No: If your infant has tubes, no loud noise will cause his eardrums to perforate, and specifically not the screaming of his sib. ...Read more

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My gf has impacted wax. she also believes that water in her ear will cause the eardrum to burst. she had many ear infections and tubes as a child ?

My gf has impacted wax. she also believes that water in her ear will cause the eardrum to burst.  she had many ear infections and tubes as a child ?

Common problem: Impacted wax can be dissolved by drops available over the counter at most supermarkets or pharmacies. W hen these are too slow, the wax can be removed under direct vision by an ENT. I have also cleaned this out using a water pic, and this does not "rupture" the drum. She can either get this fixed or deal with the poor hearing.Her choice. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will it take for my clogged eustachian tube and swollen ear drum to heal?

Depends: It is depend on the severity of the clogged eustachian tube.It may take at least 7 to 10 days or longer with med.It is the same for swollen eardrum, depends on the condition. You need to check with your doctor for this. ...Read more

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Jumped off high dive with nose plugged. Ears hurt severely when surfaced. Medic put drops in ears to help. Could ear drum be bruised or ruptured?

Jumped off high dive with nose plugged. Ears hurt severely when surfaced. Medic put drops in ears to help. Could ear drum be bruised or ruptured?

Age: This states that you are 12 years old. Please ask an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old to enter questions for you. ...Read more