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Tests For Ruptured Ear Drum
Heal: See your doc to be sure the hole closes. Occasionally these need to be patched, but not usually. Sometimes antibiotics help clear the infection that caused them. If you are worried about the hole itself, think of someone with tubes in the ear. A surgeon put a hole in the eardrum and inserted a tube to keep it open to help prevent pus from building up. Your ruptured drum is similar! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sure, i've heard of ear drum rupture. But now that I have it, I want to know what is really happening in my body.?
Pressure release: When an ear infection's pus causes pressure to build up behind the ear drum, it can pop a hole in the ear drum to drain the pus. Sounds awful, but it isn't usually. It relieves the pain that the pressure causes and drains the pus, helping to clear the infection. Holes typically close very quickly (sometimes too fast and trap some remaining pus!) avoid water in your ear while it heals. See a doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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
Ruptured eardrum: How do you know your ear drum is "ruptured"? a perforated ear drum does not cause pain, in fact it ruptures spontaneously to relieve eustacian tube obstruction and fluid buildup. Your pain may be due to Otitis externa or media or a completely different reason, since you have not given us any useful info we cant offer useful response. See an ENT as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Smoking: You should not smoke at all, regardless of the status of your eardrum. ...Read more
Yes: Hearing should improve as the tympanic membrane heals and infection resolves. ...Read more
Repeat That....: If the infection is severe enough and chronic, it could spread to the ear. In still developing ears, as in children, the fluid build up could cause enough pressure to cause the ear drum to rupture. The inflammation has impeded the ability of the fluid to drain. It is important to begin treatment before it gets to the chronic stage. ...Read more
Cause: It is not the ruptured ear drum that is draining but the middle ear mucosa that is inflamed that is the source of the drainage. One needs to know the cause and duration and size of the perforation before one can determine how long the drainage will last. You really need an ENT doctor for a diagnosis and advice. ...Read more
Nothing genetic: I am not aware of any geneticly linked predisposition to ear drum rupture. The ear drum is tucked away in a strong bone protected from most outside events. Cupping injury( in a fight) or proximity to a blast might generate pressure waves that would rupture your drum. With any middle ear infection a rupture might occur & essentially all kids have them but not so many adults. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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