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Hole In My Ear Drum
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I had a ear tube removed and there's a small hole in my ear drum. Do I need to protect the ear while showering?
Avoid water in canal: It is better not to get the ear canal wet. ...Read more
Sir I m suffering from hearing loss. There is a hole in my ear drum. Doc told me. Will it automatically repair? Or not then what steps I will do?
Depends: If it's a recent traumatic perforation then the likelihood of healing spontaneously is high within 6 weeks. If it doesn't heal then it will need repair. Depending on the size of the hole repair can be anywhere from simple to complex. You should have an ENT doctor following you. ...Read more
Diagnosed with ear inflammation and tiny hole in my ear drum. Doctor gave me moxyvit and desoren. Mixing cannabis with it cn be a problem?
Cannabis is a psychoative drug and taking it with or without an ear inflammation is bad for your health.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I've had a hole in my ear drum since I was a baby, its now healed but I still can't hear, I was ment to have a skin graft many years ago but never got around to it, my only option is hearing aids, but i'd like a second opinion, any ideas?
Ear drum: A second and or third opinion is always helpfull if for nothing else to give you peace of mind on your treatment decisions. There are always new techniques or treatments sometimes implants, surgery or both. You should seek the expertise of an ear nose and throat doctor (ent), or an otolaryngologist/surgeon. These doctors will likely know better than most the treatment options available. Good luck. ...Read more
I am curious if an ENT doctor patches up a hole in my ear drum, can I still use earbuds and earplugs?
Yes: Ear buds and ear plugs cannot reach your ear drum so they are safe. ...Read more
Since your middle:
Ear cannot be "blocked " with a hole in the drum it must mean the external ear is blocked with wax (cerumen) This must be removed by a Health Professional since irrigating the ear with a hole in the drum could be harmful! \
Check with your PCP of see an ENT (Ear Nose Throat) specialist!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Can I use my headphones if I have a perferated eardrum? It happened yesterday so my ear hasn't healed or anything yet
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
Blood from ear: It would be a good idea for a board certified otolaryngologist to look in your ear. ...Read more
Have I ruptured my eardrum? My ear has not felt pain at all, nor has leaked any kind of liquid, And I here my own voice.
Unlikely: Unlikely, but you'd want to have an ENT doc to check you to make sure. ...Read more
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
See your doctor: I would suggest a visit to your healthcare provider. I would not recommend trying to flush your ear out. There are ear drops on the market that are sometimes helpful. ...Read more
Yes and No: It is certainly normal to have slight pain with a ruptured ear drum but we need to no the size of the perforation and what caused it. If the rupture followed infection you need to be seen by an ENT doctor to determine the size of the perforation and the hearing loss and to determine if surgery is required. A small tear, less than 2-3 mm. May heal itself. Keep the ear dry. ...Read more
My ear is bleeding, is it most likely a cut from when I used an ear pick or did I damage my eardrum?
You probably: Cut your external canal. Perforated membrane is possible but it iis usually cery paiinful and associated with impaired hearing. ...Read more
The pain in my ear is so bad I feel like if I burst my own eardrum I will have relief from the pain. What is this?
Acute otitis media:
Inflammation in the middle ear area is known as otitis media or simple ear infection. It is most often a bacterial or viral infection that affects the middle ear, the air-filled space behind the eardrum.
Rec.: see your pcp for diagnosis and treatment with possible referral to ent. ...Read more
I was hunting and shot a gun a few times, my ear was ringing which is normal but it didn't go away. Could my eardrum have ruptured?
I have a head cold and my ear hurts. Can I use hydrogenperoxide in it? If so how do I use it without hurting my eardrum? Other home remedies to try?
Wait a moment..: Before you go putting peroxide in that ear you should make sure that you don't have an ear infection or worst yet a rupture of your ear drum; have your health care provider check out that ear first and discuss the hydrogen peroxide cleaning at the visit; you can use diluted hydrogen peroxide when you aren't sick by dampening a cotton ball and squeezing it into the ear. ...Read more
My ear drum will not stop thudding. It has been ongoing for about a week now. I can stick something in my ear and it stops. What is it? And do I do?
To answer your question you will need to have an exam
Only when one can look into the ear canal and visualize the TM, can a dx be made. ...Read more
See your doctor: The presence of a hole in your eardrum will help your ear to drain. If it burst due to infection, you still need antibiotics to treat the infection. ...Read more
How badly?: Consider evaluation by your physician or an EAR/NOSE/THROAT (otolaryngologist) to determine extent of damage & possible treatment. ...Read more
We: Could if we can see it through an otoscope. ...Read more
Evaluation.: Eval by an otolaryngologist (Ear/Nose/Throat) specialist can determine extent of injury. May heal spontaneously without problems but sometimes medical intervention is needed. Take care. ...Read more
By examination: Your ears should be checked with an otoscope, you can find a burst ear drum or wax. ...Read more
I hit my eardrum with a q tip and now it feels like there's water in my ear. What does this mean and is it serious?
Ear pain: You should have that seen. You caould have ruptured your ear drum and that should be looked at. Do not put qtips in your ear since they can damage either your ear canal or your ear drum. ...Read more
I notice that while I stretch before my workout my ear drum will twitch. This happens everytime I stretch. Why is this?
No idea: This is one of those weird little things that our bodies do. I really can assure that it is nothing to worry about. It is sometimes difficult to accept but at times there are things our bodies do that do not have a clear explanation. It does not mean that they are abnormal. Just note hat it is not associated with pain. It is not associated with weakness. It is not getting worse. Accept, relax. ...Read more