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How can I know if I have a broken ear drum?

How can I know if I have a broken ear drum?

Drum hole: If you hold nose and try to pop ear, you will hear air rush out or squeek out. Its hard to tell otherwise without an exam. Recommend see ent. ...Read more

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My dear doctor, please advise. Is it good to avoid my son (10 yrs old) ear surgery, as doctor told me to go for surgey due to ear drum broken. ?

My dear doctor, 

please advise. Is it good to avoid my son (10 yrs old) ear surgery, as doctor told me to go for surgey  due to ear drum broken. ?

How long broken?: The answer to this question really has to take into account how long the ear drum has been perforated. If this happened recently, or if your child had tubes and they just recently fell out, the ear drum may very well heal spontaneously. On the other hand, if this is long term hole that hasn't healed on its own, it needs to get fixed or there may be permanent problems may develop with hearing! ...Read more

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Does a busted ear drum heal itself?

Does a busted ear drum heal itself?

Sometimes: Sometimes a perforated tympanic membranes heals without problems. In some situations you may need to see an Ear/Nose/Throat Specialist (otolaryngologist) for repair. ...Read more

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How can I treat a scratched ear drum?

How can I treat a scratched ear drum?

Scratched eardrum?: How do you know you have a scratched ear drum? You should see an ear nose and throat specialist to check the condition of your ear drum and prescribe any appropriate treatment. In the mean time, keep your ears dry. ...Read more

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What does is mean if the ear drum is blue?

What does is mean if the ear drum is blue?

How did you find out: That someone has a "blue eardrum"? If a physician told you, you should ask that physician what the diagnosis is. The 1st thing that comes to mind is blood behind the eardrum. If that's the case this needs to be evaluated immediately. If not, has someone been using ear drops? Blue shampoo? Blue markers, food dye or nystatin drops? Lots of questions, and not too many answers here. See/ask MD ASAP! ...Read more

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Can your ear pop if you have a hole in the eardrum?

Can your ear pop if you have a hole in the eardrum?

Yes.: Popping can come from a variety of sources - a small bubble bursting, the eustachian tube moving, or debris / or a hair moving in the canal. None of these would be much affected by a hole in the eardrum. ...Read more

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Is it ok to wear cottonballs with a busted ear drum?

Ruptured eardrum: It is fine to have a cotton ball in your ear with a perforation. It will do no harm. Some people like to use this when they shower to avoid water in the ear. Feel better. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure ear drum hole with medication?

Is it possible to cure ear drum hole with medication?

Ear drum hole: Yes it is possible. Antibiotic drops or by mouth may cure infection and perforations. Also, many perforations will heal without any treatment. Sometimes a small hole will be treated with medication to inflame the edges. This occasionally stimulates healing. ...Read more

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Does a normal ear check pick up fluid in the ear drum?

Does a normal ear check pick up fluid in the ear drum?

Yes: This is what doctors are looking for - among other thighs - when they look in your ear. ...Read more

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What all is involved when repairing a hole in the ear drum?

What all is involved when repairing a hole in the ear drum?

Myringoplasty: Hello, to repair a tympanic membrane perforation first it needs to be dry and free of infection. The repair can be a simple paper patch that sits over the eardrum hole (myringoplasty) to a complicated procedure that involves taking a graft of tissue from one area of your body to use to recreate a new eardrum. (tympanoplasty). ...Read more