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Can Eardrum Burst By Blowing Nose
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
Blow more gently.: The best way to get rid of this is to blow your nose and get it out. Sometimes your nose can be swollen from the flu, so nasal decongestants and cough medicine may be needed. Allergies can cause this, like hay-fever in the spring and summer, so a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might help. All these things help depending on why your nose is stuffed. ...Read more
Plugged ears: This is a great question and it really addresses the normal anatomy of the nose and ears. The middle ear and nose are directly connected by way of a tube called the eustachian tube. When you blow your nose, air is forced into the nose and up the eustachian tube. This will cause an increase in pressure in the middle ear, which will quickly dissipate with swallowing. ...Read more
Not likely: Nose blowing seeks to push mucus out of the sinuses, not drag bad air into them. ...Read more
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
Deviated septum: A deviated septum is not an uncommon problem. It can lead to nasal obstruction, snoring and even sinus issues. You only need surgery if you are having symptoms.If there are symptoms like nasal obstruction, snoring or recurrent sinusitis, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Yes. A sudden strong pressure can rupture a capillary on the surface of the eye. The blood can collect under the clear membrane over the white part and look quite frightening. It is generally not harmful and resolves on its own slowly. This is called a subconjunctival hemorrhage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very unlikely: that's a very low negative pressure, shouldn't be the cause for such a significant trauma ...Read more
No: In a normal middle ear the amount of drainage is so small that it can not even be measured. A deviated septum is neither related to or in any way involved with middle ear mucus. Even in the presence of a middle ear infection, the mucus could conceivably drain into the nasophyarynx (back of the nose) the bony septum does not go back that far. In short, the septum is not related to ear mucus. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No, but...: ...trying to clean out wax with a cotton swab or other object CAN injure your ear drum. If you think your ear needs cleaning, it would be be safest to see your doctor for this. Do not insert cotton swabs into the ear canal. You can use 1-2 drops of mineral oil in each ear 1-2 times per week to avoid the ear clogging with wax. ...Read more
Saline, emollients: Rebuild your nasal mucosa with regular use of saline spray and/or irrigation, application of ointments such as vaseline or neosproin/bacitracin, and avoiding trauma to the nose (picking, blowing, etc.) if persists, then see your doc for an exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Repeat That....: If the infection is severe enough and chronic, it could spread to the ear. In still developing ears, as in children, the fluid build up could cause enough pressure to cause the ear drum to rupture. The inflammation has impeded the ability of the fluid to drain. It is important to begin treatment before it gets to the chronic stage. ...Read more
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