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Ear Itching After Ruptured Eardrum
Had perforated ear drum 3 months ago, now swimmers ear and a little blood, not swimming and keeping ear dry, how did I get swimmers ear?
Common: Swimmers &prolonged head baths may commonly develop otitis externa (swimmers ears). Skin of ear canal gets irritated with constant moisture &skin bacteria in external ear canal ( staph or strept ) start a skin infection which can be VERY painful. Fungi may be involved as well. White vinegar: rubbing alcohol (70%) mixture1:1 drops in ear post swimming/baths may prevent if used regularly.Consult ENT ...Read more
Heal: See your doc to be sure the hole closes. Occasionally these need to be patched, but not usually. Sometimes antibiotics help clear the infection that caused them. If you are worried about the hole itself, think of someone with tubes in the ear. A surgeon put a hole in the eardrum and inserted a tube to keep it open to help prevent pus from building up. Your ruptured drum is similar! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 days ago hurt ear with q-tip. Pain. Felt like fluid in ear too. Pain is gone, but have had tinnitus for 2 days. Likely ruptured ear drum?
Sometimes: The size of the perforation is critically important. A perforation of less than 3 mm. often can heal spontaneously. But it is imperative to know if there is any chronic middle ear infection. If a small traumatic perforation is present in the absence of infection, the perforation may heal itself. ...Read more
A qtip damaged my hearing last night. Is it ear wax buildup or a perforated eardrum? No pain, no discharge..Just tinnitus and feeling like its clogged
Scratched inside of ear approx 2weeks ago caused it to bleed, following day was leaking ear wax I have earache sore throat and infected smelling wax?
Hi, I have an ear infection and my ear drum ruptured.I've been on amoxicillin and antibiotic ear drops for 3 days. How long till ear stops draining?
Hard to predict: The initial drainage was likely triggered by the pressure caused by buildup of mucous and pus behind the ear drum. This was released as drainage started.As the antibiotic begins to kill off the germ, the reason for drainage declines and eventually stops. Persistence of drainage after a week would be unusual and prompt a call to your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Clear bad smelling ear drainage continues 10 days after finishing antibiotics for inner ear infection. No pain. I'm 22 and had a cholesteatoma at 10?
Please: go see your otolaryngologist/ENT surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Blocked ear tube removed due to Autophony pulsatile tinnitus Tube was sitting on ear drum surface no hole after removal. Could tube be symptom cause?
TINNITUS/VERTIGO: IF THE SYMPTOMS DISAPPEARED, IT MAY HAVE BEEN FROM THE TUBE. Make sure you have a through ENT consult and Neuro consult. Get a second opinion full lab work up TFTS/VITD/B12/ Folate/LYME TITERS/ACEI LEVEL/. Mri of brain and spinal cord if symptoms persist or worsen. Also start low salt &GF diet WholeApproach.com ...Read more
Middle ear infection with yellowish drainage, seen ent. Ear was not painful b4, now there is slight pain, , infection reach ear canal?
Serous otitis: This could be serous otitis (fluid behind your ear drum) or eustachian tube dysfunction. If you have fluid in your ear your hearing should be significantly decreased in the ear, and when you hum you should hear it louder in the affected ear. Eustachian tube dysfunction means the tube between your ear and nose is inflamed or narrow. I have seen sudden nerve hearing loss present as well. See ent. ...Read more
2 yrs. Tubes six months ago suspect ear infection started ear drops today ear drainage and external ear is looking very bruised..Is this from infectn?
Eustachian Tube: A clogged ear with no infection or fluid in the ear is usually the result of a poorly functioning eustachian tube. This is the connection from the middle ear to the nose, responsible for maintaining proper air pressure in the ear.When clogged, the ear feels full or stuffy. ...Read more
Left ear middleear infection. Eardrum ruptured yesterday. Today right ears shows same pain as left before rupture. Could right ear also be infected?
Eardrum bleeding: Eardrum is bleeding inside my ear after cleaning with que tip? ANS no likely eardrum bleeding but if it is go to ER now. My mother told me to never stick anything in my ear smaller than my elbow. Still good advice. ...Read more
Son has ear tubes. Fluid draining from one ear. Has sinus drainage too. Take him to doc bc of ear drainage? Worried it's ear infection.
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