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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

Rupture (Definition)

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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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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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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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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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