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I have a perforated ear drum, can I still go out clubbing?

I have a perforated ear drum, can I still go out clubbing?

You may: Perforated ear drum is not a barrier to physical and social activities.
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Practice safe sex.
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I have a little fluid behind right ear drum, can I get vertigo from it?

I have a little fluid behind right ear drum, can I get vertigo from it?

Unlikely the cause: Fluid can come and go behind the ear drum over a period of weeks with no symptoms. The fluid originates from the walls of the middle ear and simply does not exit through the normal drainage path through the eustachian tube. Vertigo is more an issue of the inner ear nerve. ...Read more

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I have a hole and collapsed ear drum can this cause me to feel dizzy and make the back of my head hurt?

Ye it may.: But the doctor who diagnosed this must have given you proper instruction. The repair of Hole in ear drum may or may not be required, Dizziness can be treated with certain head and neck movement training. And OTC medicine. But you should follow up with your doctor for the same. Because it requires proper examination ...Read more

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My Perforated eardrum is quite bad that my Doctor said that she can not see my ear drum. Can I ask from that situation what would your best advice?

My Perforated eardrum is quite bad that my Doctor said that she can not see my ear drum. Can I ask from that situation what would your best advice?

Best advice is: To see an ENT specialist. If your doctor cannot see your eardrum, it seems that it would not be possible to tell whether or not it is perforated. ...Read more

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I recently found out I have a blister on my left ear drum...Can I become permanently deaf from it?

I recently found out I have a blister on my left ear drum...Can I become permanently deaf from it?

Not likely: Some bacterial ear infections produce bullae/vesicles ("blisters") on the ear drum. The majority will resolve spontaneously as the infection resolves, and with no residual problems. Should get the ear rechecked after symptoms gone (/antibiotics done, if put on them), to be sure that there is no fluid collection behind the drum & the bulla is gone. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with ETD by ENT consultant I also have a second perforated ear drum can both be treated surgically together? In awful pain with both tx

Diagnosed with ETD by ENT consultant I also have a second perforated ear drum can both be treated surgically together? In awful pain with both tx

Yes and no: The perforated eardrum likely caused by recurrent ear infections. The ear infections are likely due to eustachian tube dysfunction. Your ENT will discuss treatment of perforation (including tubes) and ETD. No surgical treatments exist for ETD. Only proven methods I know if include treatment of nasal allergy and congestion (including steroid or anti-histamine sprays), self inflation of ears, ...Read more

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When u hve build up of ear wax & ear drum can't b seen....Can this cause h/aches ear ache dizzyness and sinus pressure best way 2 clean ear drum please

When u hve build up of ear wax & ear drum can't b seen....Can this cause h/aches ear ache dizzyness and sinus pressure best way 2 clean ear drum please

Unlikely: Ear wax can cause hearing loss and ear discomfort but not the other symptoms. Try cleaning drum with peroxide diluted 1:1 with lukewarm water a couple times daily. Just make sure to, get all the solution out. For other symptoms consult ent. ...Read more

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Feels like water in my left ear but there isn't, maybe behind the ear drum. How can I treat this?

Feels like water in my left ear but there isn't, maybe behind the ear drum. How can I treat this?

Sensation of fluid: You should see your primary care doctor first. You can't treat something if you have no idea what it is? ...Read more

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Sudden onset of stuffy ear 3 days ago. Also causing ringing with louder sounds. Infection? Tinnitus? Hx - cleft palate & perf ear drum. What can I do?

Sudden onset of stuffy ear 3 days ago. Also causing ringing with louder sounds. Infection? Tinnitus? Hx - cleft palate & perf ear drum. What can I do?

See your doctor: Given your past history of cleft palate and perforated eardrum, you should not wait when you have a new onset of ear problems to be evaluated. It is impossible to tell what is going on without an examination of your ear. See your doctor ASAP. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had my ear syringed 1 week ago (a tick attached to ear drum).Now I can see some milky white powdery stuff in my ear. No pain & no waxonly itching. Advice?

Had my ear syringed 1 week ago (a tick attached to ear drum).Now I can see some milky white powdery stuff in my ear. No pain & no waxonly itching. Advice?

Drops: You probably had ear drops prescribed. This is likely the residual from the drops. Itching suggests an external otitis. See ENT doc for exam. ...Read more

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Child has ear pain that last a few seconds but several times a day ENT says no infection but a hole in ear drum. So what can cause that pain?

Child has ear pain that last a few seconds but several times a day ENT says no infection but a hole in ear drum. So what can cause that pain?

Multiple sources: The nerve branch that supplies the ear drum is part if the verve that supplies the jaw joint and teeth. Many times there are crossover messages between these structures where the person senses the issue as the ear but the issuew is somewhere else. It is so common we have a medical code for it for the records. Most of these respond to antiinflamatory medications like ibuprofen. ...Read more

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I have a very small bump on the inside of my ear canal against the ear drum that I can feel with my pinky finger. Is it wax?

I have a very small bump on the inside of my ear canal against the ear drum that I can feel with my pinky finger. Is it wax?

Take a look: Difficult to say without seeing. Have someone else take a look, see if it's a pimple. Wax should be soft and move when touched. ...Read more

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Glue ear and retracted ear drum very uncomfy... Can I go swimming and diving? School health center doctor said steroid nose inhaler would help??

Glue ear and retracted ear drum very uncomfy... Can I go swimming and diving? School health center doctor said steroid nose inhaler would help??

Prior ear infections: Glued/retracted eardrum? One side? Did you have history of multiple ear infections when you were a baby? Nasal steroid spray can help with allergies symptoms including runny nose or nasal congestion. I am uncertain whether it can help with retracted eardrum. Since you are uncomfortable, something should be done. OTC Claritin D or Zyrtec-D may help. If persistent, consult doc.
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Fluid behind ear drum, so painful what can I do?

Drainage: See a specialist. Decongestents may help but you can have an infection. ...Read more

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How can you tell if a ruptured ear drum is healing? How can you tell if it healed?

How can you tell if a ruptured ear drum is healing? How can you tell if it healed?

Need exam: Really the only way to tell is examination as small holes may not affect the hearing. Fortunately well over 90% of perforations heal spontaneously. Keep the ear dry and don't blow nose until sure that it is healed. ...Read more