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Can Eardrum Burst By Blowing Nose
Ear: Unlikely but depends how forcefully you sneeze. Try not to hold your nose when you sneeze. Can sometimes make you dizzy as well ...Read more
Not Sure: Keeping the lips closed to prevent sneezing can propel the force against the middle ear which can lead to pain & ringing of the ears. Rarely, sneezing can lead to a fracture. ...Read more
Unlikely: You would need significant sound energy or insertion to the point of rupturing them. Either case is unlikely. That said, if you think that you have an eardrum problem, go see an ENT. ...Read more
Eaustachian tube dysfunction: Can you damage your eardrum while blowing when your nose is pinched?
Autoinsufflation: Autoinsufflation of the middle ear through the eustachian tube is normal and often helpful. For example, this must be done ever few feet on descent during SCUBA diving. However one must not blow or push too hard as to damage the middle ear or tympanic membrane. Gentle is the key. ...Read more
Unlikely to: If you blow your nose with a perforated eardrum you may feel a whoosh of air from the ear with the problem but that isn't really dangerous. If it feels weird to blow your nose, you can use nasal saline rinses (from an aerosol can, a neti pot or a bottle) to irrigate out troublesome mucous. Active allergies can slow down healing of the eardrum and you may want to get treatment for them. ...Read more
Can a broken eardrum will regenerate in time? Mine is broken 9yrs ago and still I can feel air passing through it when I blow closing my mouth & nose.
Not always: As you can demonstrate, sometimes a slit / fissure will heal, but if significant structural damage/loss, then cannot on own. See an ENT dr for exam and options on reconstruction. ...Read more
I have been advised by my consultant and hold and blow my nose 10 to 15 times per day to stop my eardrum collapse but I am hearing trumpet sounds.
Ear: It would be okay to do that gently a couple of times a day and to chew gum. A steroid nasal spray helps as well but make sure you've had an ENT look at your ear and eardrum and have had a hearing test to confirm the diagnoses. If you've had these, then the spray may help. Sometimes its treated with surgery by placing a tube into the middle ear through the eardrum ...Read more
While blowing my nose ear popped really loud/plus it hurt. I then got a headache that has last the whole day. Did I injured my eardrum?
I am quite sure that I have ruptured my eardrum after dealing with a sinus infection and constant (but gentle) nose-blowing. What can I do at home?
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
A month ago I had a perforated eardrum. Recently a doctor told me that there's no more hole. But when I blow my nose, that ear feels weird. Why?
Pressue: When you blow your nose, pressure from your oropharyngeal cavity can pass into your ear via the eustachian tube. I suggest blowing your nose with both nostrils open. This greatly reduces the discomfort and also reduces the chance of forcing germs into your middle ear where they can cause infection. ...Read more
Blew nose too hard 2 nights ago. Ear pain and stuffy feeling in one ear that night and yesterday. Burning pain in that ear today. Ruptured eardrum?
I have a really bad ear infection witch hurts my head and face and when I clean ear blood comes out and my ear smells, my ear drum burst around 2 year?
Yes: Rupture of the ear drums can occur from infection, foreign body, q-tip use and rarely blowing your nose too hard with the nostril closed. But you can not know this unless you have hearing loss, and perhaps bleeding from the ear. You need a diagnosis. See your physician or better yet and ENT doctor. ...Read more
Look at eardrum: The best way to know is to have your doctor or an ENT specialist look in your ears. Very often when eardrum ruptures it is painful and the ear can bleed. If rupture is due to infection, cream-yellow discharge may follow. You may or may not notice a change in your hearing. If you do have a hole in your eardrum, your doc/ ENT will give you care and follow-up instructions. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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