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Why my ear drum sounding?

Why my ear drum sounding?

Tinnitus: It sounds as though you may have tinnitus. This is the perception of sound in the absence of an external source. There are many causes of tinnitus, and it is best to have this evaluated by your physician, and also an audiologist if you perceive a hearing loss. You may be referred to an ear, nose and throat (ENT) specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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What causes an ear drum to burst?

What causes an ear drum to burst?

Either...: ...High pressure behind it, as with an ear infection, or, also with an ear infection, enzymes made by bacteria can eat right through the eardrum. Also, slapping the ear, or poking in it (even with a q-tip) can break through the eardrum. ...Read more

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How can I treat a burst ear drum?

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 more

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What causes fluid behind ear drum?

What causes fluid behind ear drum?

Negative pressure : In order for the ear to work properly air from the outside of the ear drum has to be balanced by air on the inside of the eardrum. In an intact ear drum the only way for air to get into the middle ear space is up the eustachian tube. If the eustachian tube doesn't work well the air inside the middle ear gets used up creating a negative pressure. Eventually this pressure can become so low that fluid is sucked from the lining of the middle ear space. ...Read more

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How can I rupture my own ear drum?

How can I rupture my own ear drum?

Various reasons: Trauma forceful sneezing/noseblowing infection altitude changes diving irregular growths. ...Read more

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Can fluid get passed your ear drum?

Can fluid get passed your ear drum?

Ear fluid: If the eardrum is completely intact, fluid should not get through it. If there is a small hole or perforation, then fluid could certainly get through. Also, some people have small weak areas of the drum that could easily be disrupted to allow fluid to pass. Infection can also erode the ear drum such that fluid can get through. These are all uncommon problems, though. ...Read more

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What do I do for fluid behind ear drum?

What do I do for fluid behind ear drum?

See a doctor: Fluid behind the eardrum is not normal. You may need decongestants, antibiotics and nasal sprays. Sometimes this is a sign of something going on in the nose or sinuses as well. This should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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Bumped ear drum its bleeding what do I do?

Bumped ear drum its bleeding what do I do?

Bleeding ear: See an ENT specialist or go to ER to rule out a perforated ear drum. Apply a cotton wick into the earcanal to stop the bleeding ...Read more

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Can fluid wash a bug behind your ear drum?

Can fluid wash a bug behind your ear drum?

Anatomy: As you have been told in plain and patient english this is an impossible scenario. There is absolutely no way for this proposed scenario to be real or possible. It is not possible. That is 100% accurate. Given your age and this concern I am very worried about your mental health. I think you may need to be seen urgently by your family doctor or by a psychiatrist. ...Read more

Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

A cicatrix is a scar. Scars normally form after any wound to the body's tissues, but abnormally thick or large scars on the ...Read more