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Perforated/ ruptured eardrum with water in it, what to do?

Perforated/ ruptured eardrum with water in it, what to do?

Keep it dry: Not sure exact nature of your question. If you're asking what to do with a perforated ear that gets water in it, the answer is not much. Typical drying drops are going to cause serious pain. If if is a fresh perforation that is draining some fluid, keep it dry--it's likely to heal on its own. ...Read more

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How many days will it take for an ruptured eardrum due to a middle ear infection to form back and what are the advice for perforated eardrum?

How many days will it take for an ruptured eardrum due to a  middle ear infection to form back and what are the advice for perforated eardrum?

Weeks: This typically can take weeks. This should be monitored by a primary care physician or ENT to ensure the rupture heals. No submersion of the ear under any type of water until it is healed. ...Read more

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What do you feel if you rupture an eardrum?

What do you feel if you rupture an eardrum?

Pain, bleeding,airin: Pain with trace bleeding and hearing loss via air conduction are the most common initial symptoms. However, it can be nearly a symptomatic from chronic infection. If you have any concerns, see an ENT for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to rupture your eardrum, ?

What does it feel like to rupture your eardrum, ?

Pain, bleeding,airin: Pain with trace bleeding and hearing loss via air conduction are the most common initial symptoms. However, it can be nearly a symptomatic from chronic infection. If you have any concerns, see an ENT for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be worried if my childs eardrum ruptures?

Do you think I should be worried if my childs eardrum ruptures?

No: The perforation is usually a pinpoint size hole that alleviates the pain and pus behind the eardrum and causes relief. The hole heals over quickly. Occasionally someone will have a bigger hole that takes longer to heal so it is important to have the ear rechecked at 2 weeks. ...Read more

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What are signs of a ruptured eardrum?

What are signs of a ruptured eardrum?

Drainage, pain, HL: Ruptured eardrums typically present with drainage and pain due to the perforation. Hearing loss due to the opening in the ear drum can also be a part of it. If you suspect this, a specialist should evaluate the ear when possible. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a ruptured eardrum?

Hearing loss: The main symptom of a ruptured ear drum is hearing loss. Sometimes, if the ear is infected, you can also get discharge or drainage. Sometimes you can have noise in the ear (tinnitus). ...Read more

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Can a bug get through a ruptured eardrum?

Rare: It's reasonably rare to get a bug in your ear in the first place. *theoretically* a bug could get through a perforation and if it did you'd need to see an ENT as many of the treatments to kill the bugs (numbing medicine, alcohol etc) are not safe in the setting of a hole in the ear drum, making the retrieval more difficult. I would not lie awake thinking about this rare likelihood event. ...Read more

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What are the signs of a ruptured eardrum?

What are the signs of a ruptured eardrum?

Pain, bleeding: A ruptured eardrum hurts as it is rupturing, then bleeding or drainage from the ear is noted. You will also notice a blocked or clogged sensation due to the decrease in hearing the perforation causes. If this happens see an ear specialist! ...Read more

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Is it ok to fly with a perforated eardrum?

Is it ok to fly with a perforated eardrum?

Absolutely: The ear with the perforation will be the happiest ear on the plane as it will have instantaneous pressure equalization and no problem whatsoever. Ear problems occur when the pressure outside the ear drum is significantly different than pressure inside the middle ear. With a hole that can't happen. ...Read more

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Can I go swimming with a perforated eardrum?

Can I go swimming with a perforated 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 more

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What are some symptoms of a ruptured eardrum?

What are some symptoms of a ruptured eardrum?

Pain and drainage: Pain, drainage, and hearing loss are all associated with a ruptured ear drum. You should visit an ENT (ear nose & throat) physician for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my ruptured eardrum to itch?

Keep the ear dry: An itchy ear can be a sign of an infection or a recent injury. Best way to tell is have the ear examined. To prevent infections keep it dry by placing a waterproof ear plug or place cotton in the ear and seal the outside with vaseline. Long term a tympanoplasty which closes the hole may reduce the issues and improve healing. ...Read more

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How long would a ruptured eardrum take to heal?

How long would a ruptured eardrum take to heal?

Most heal in 3 weeks: Those that do not heal withing 3 weeks should be evaluated by an ent. There is plenty we can do to fix eardrums. ...Read more

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Can i go to the beach with a perforated eardrum?

Can i go to the beach with a perforated eardrum?

Yes: The beach is no problem. You should plug that ear so that no water gets in as this may lead to an infection. Use a plug that is waterproof. ...Read more

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How can I make a ruptured eardrum to heal faster?

Some advice: Keep it dry. Avoid forceful nose blowing. If infected, need antibiotics. Have you seen an ENT? Should do so. ...Read more

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Is it possible to hear with a perforated eardrum ?

Is it possible to hear with a perforated eardrum ?

Yes: Hearing would generally be diminished significantly with a perforation. It could be determined very quickly at any pcps office or at an urgent care if you have a perforation, by looking in the ear canal with an otoscope. ...Read more

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