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How much does a burst eardrum hurt?

How much does a burst eardrum hurt?

Unless it is acute: When an acute event happens, like a slap on the face or a bomb blast (or barotrauma) the ear may hurt. If it a chronic occurrence like ear discharge ( suppurative otitis media- chronic) you may not feel the pain at all. ...Read more

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How does a burst eardrum affect hearing?

How does a burst eardrum affect hearing?

Reduced surface area: The eardrum relays vibrations from sound waves into the inner ear via the hearing bones. A perforated eardrum has less surface area to vibrate and relay to the hearing bones into the inner ear. ...Read more

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Hello. Can i swim with earplugs with burst eardrum?

Hello. Can i swim with earplugs with burst eardrum?

Burst eardrum: Your instructions should have been not to swim as long as the defect is present. You do not want to get any water into the middle ear as the faction risk is high. ...Read more

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How painful is a burst eardrum?

How painful is a burst eardrum?

Not painful: A perforated ear drum usually is not associated with pain unless you have a middle ear infection. Also there are sensory nerves innervating the middle ear mucosa and depending on the size of the perforation, air from the outside may irritate these nerves and cause pain. If the perforation is more than 4-5 mm. Surgery can help. But when you say burst, it could be a tear and may heal on its own. ...Read more

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How badly does a burst eardrum hurt?

It hurts: It hurts suddenly and can be quite intense, however it soon becomes a more dull type pain over the next 24 hours.There may be a little blood also. ...Read more

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Do I have a burst eardrum from a honking horn?

Do I have a burst eardrum from a honking horn?

Probably. Not: But if it loud enough it can cause a burst ear drum. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a burst eardrum or is my ear just clogged?

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How do I know if I have a burst eardrum or is my ear just clogged?

By examination: Your ears should be checked with an otoscope, you can find a burst ear drum or wax. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a burst eardrum?

Several: Initially pain, sometimes bleeding, fullness, pressure, and hearing loss. The size of the perforation and the extent of middle ear pathology need to be taken into account when considering what symptoms will occur. ...Read more

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How long can it take to heal a burst eardrum?

6 weeks: 95% of traumatic perforations will heal within six weeks as long as the ear is kept clean and dry. ...Read more

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How much hearing loss with a burst eardrum?

How much hearing loss with a burst eardrum?

30 dB: Usually less than 30 db for a smaller perforation. Most are repairable. See http://www.Richmondent.Com/ear-nose-throat/ears-hearing.Php. ...Read more

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To what extent can hearing loss occur from a burst eardrum?

Usually conductive: Hearing problem due to hole in drum which affects the sound transmission to inner ear. Can be significant if hole is big. Should improve when hole heals or is repaired. ...Read more

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If my ear is leaking of green fluid, do I have a burst eardrum?

If my ear is leaking of green fluid, do I have a burst eardrum?

Not necessarily: This can often be due to an infection of the ear canal skin. This type of an infection is especially common in people who use q-tips or in other ways try to clean their years of wax. In general, wax is very important and people who remove it open up their ears for inflammation and infection. You need to see an ENT doctor and have him or her clean out your ear and treat you. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a burst eardrum and an ear infection?

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What is the difference between a burst eardrum and an ear infection?

Drainage: A ruptured ear drum due to otitis media will cause a bloody or purulent discharge. Ear infection without drainage can result in fluid trapped in middle ear and hearing lost. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a burst eardrum is very painful. But how does does this actually affect hearing?

Ruptured Eardrum: Usually the process leading to rupture is painful. It affects hearing because it affects the sound capturing ability of the eardrum. ...Read more

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I've heard that you don't really have to be doing anything particularly dangerous at all to get a ruptured eardrum. Is this true?

Perforated eardrum: I don't know what you mean. Most eardrum rupture's occur due to common factors such as trauma to the ear, a bad ear infection, allergies, or chronic eustachian tube problems. Any questions or concerns should be seen by an ENT physician. ...Read more

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Can a bug get through a ruptured eardrum?

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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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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