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Can I Swim With A Burst Eardrum
Yes, but: It is a good idea to protect your ear from water with a silicone ear plug that molds to your outer ear. Best to not use plugs that fill the canal. If you feel as if water gets into your ear then the use of an antibiotic ear drop can help prevent infection. You should speak to your ENT doctor about these drops. If you have not seen an ENT recently you should as perforations need to checked. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can i still swim train with cap and earplugs if I have a perforated eardrum from a middle ear infection?
Controverisal: There is constant back and forth between the experts on this very issue, and no consensus has been reached yet. My practice is if you are on appropriate therapy for the infection, including topical drops like ciprodex, then you can safely swim in clean water (no rivers or lakes). It is essential, however, that you follow up closely with doctor to make sure the ear and perforation has healed. ...Read more
Probably yes.: You basically laid out all you need for a serious inner ear infection. 1) Lake water teeming with organisms. 2) Outer ear canal easily fills with water and does not empty. 3) You have a hole into the deepest part of your skull. This is not to scare you unnecessarily, but you DEFINITELY need to see a physician if you have even the SLIGHTEST symptoms. ...Read more
Have middle ear infection with perforated eardrum.Waiting to see ent. How long to heal?Can i still swim train with cap and earplugs?
Weeks to Months: The perforation may heal in a few weeks, or may take up to a few months.Some perforations require intervention. This may take the form of a paper patch to promote healing (a simple procedure by an ear, nose and throat specialist), or surgery. However, in some cases, the perforation can last several years and will be unable to heal naturally. ...Read more
Call your pediatrici: If you think your child's eardrum has ruptured, they need to be examined. If the rupture is due to an infection, antibiotics will likely be prescribed and the child should be rechecked in 1-2 weeks. The hole usually heals quickly. If the rupture is due to trauma, such as a q-tip being inserted too far into the ear, an ear/nose/throat (ENT) specialist should be consulted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: As a matter of fact, it will be easier to fly with that ear because one would not have to equalize pressure in it. The caveat is that you are the passenger. You should likely not pilot for fear of equilibrium issues. ...Read more
How can i cure my ear drum has a hole and water will fill it easily and infection will follow through?
Avoid water in ear: A hole in an ear drum (perforated tympanic membrane) will normally heal on its own. It is very important to not allow water to get into an ear with a perforated eardrum. You should wear an ear plug (or cotton coated with vaseline) in your ear with the perforated TM whenever you shower, bath, wash your hair, or go swimming. Ask your doctor to look at your ear and let you know when it is healed. ...Read more
ENT and hearing test: Any child who has had trauma to the ear drum should have a formal hearing test to make sure they did disrupt the hearing. The perforation will usually heal on its own. Of note, q-tips should not be used in the ear. The ears are self-cleaning for most people. The rare person with excess wax build-up should see a physician and not try to clean it themselves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am curious if an ENT doctor patches up a hole in my ear drum, can I still use earbuds and earplugs?
I have a perforated ear drum and water got into it when I showered. The pressure is now horrible! I can't hear with the ear. Is there anything I can d?
I feel like I have eardrum perforation. is it safe to shower with it? or even safe to shower with middle ear infections?
See doctor: You can take shower as hardly any water enters middle ear - both in middle ear infection and in ear drum perforation .But important is to get checked up by your doctor if you have any ear drum perforation or not and also if there is any drainage or middle ear infection which should be treated ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a ear tube removed and there's a small hole in my ear drum. Do I need to protect the ear while showering?
Can i get swimmers ear from taking a shower? Sore throat this whole weekend does that have to do with it?
I used a neti pot to clear my sinuses, but some water went into my ear. I have to fly in 3 days. Can you help? Will my eardrum rupture. I'm terrified
No: Your eardrum will not rupture. Don't worry - the water will clear from your ears. However, if you are still congested, the pressure changes from ascent and descent of the plane may cause brief but severe ear pain. No damage is likely. There really isn't a way to prevent this though. ...Read more
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