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Will rubbing alcohol in perforated eardrum cause damage?

Will rubbing alcohol in perforated eardrum cause damage?

Don't Do it !: The tympanic membrane (eardrum) is not intact so - the alcohol can flow right through it. ...Read more

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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Please help! what is the possbility for syringe earwash to cause eardrum perforation ?

Please help! what is the possbility for syringe earwash to cause eardrum perforation ?

Possible: The pressure you put on the syringe has to be a continuous low flow not a big forceful gush. If you gushed it in then you could injure the membrane ...Read more

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What's done for a perforated eardrum?

See below: See if it heals spontaneously, or surgically repair it. ...Read more

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Can one fly with a perforated eardrum?

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

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How do you treat a perforated eardrum?

Perforated ear drum: Ear drum perforations are treated socially with tympanoplasty. Have your ear evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a perforated eardrum?

Perforated drum: It isnt usually dangerous. A hole, depending on size and location can affect hearing. It can also allow infection to get into the middle ear, therefore keep ear dry. Perforations from injuries will often heal without surgery. You need to be checked by ent. ...Read more

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How to survive with an perforated eardrum?

How to survive with an perforated eardrum?

Ruptured ear drums: After care for ruptured ear drums includes: tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain, antibiotics if an infection caused the rupture, avoidance of anything in your ear, and follow up with a doctor in 2 weeks to recheck the status of the rupture. All the best! ...Read more

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Can you perforate baby's eardrum with a qtip?

Can you perforate baby's eardrum with a qtip?

Yes: Do not insert anything into a baby's ears or even adult ears. Eardrum perforation is possible in addition to more serious injuries. Q-tips are never to be used in the ear canals. ...Read more