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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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When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...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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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