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How can I rupture my own ear drum?

How can I rupture my own ear drum?

Various reasons: Trauma forceful sneezing/noseblowing infection altitude changes diving irregular growths. ...Read more

Rupture (Definition)

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


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I've got ear drum rupture. Now what?

I've got ear drum rupture. Now what?

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 more

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How to determine if ear drum is ruptured?

Discharge: Ear drum rupture usually is caused by an acute ear infection. Commonly, a bloody and/or purulent discharge occurs that may be accompanied by pain. An ear exam by your physician should be able to tell you if your ear drum is ruptured. ...Read more

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How long does it take a ruptured ear drum to stop hurting?

How long does it take a ruptured ear drum to stop hurting?

RELIEF AFTER RUPTURE: Rupture ear drum which happens with acute otitis media which is painful when it is acute, but once the ear drum ruptures spontaneously the pain ceases in most cases the only exception is when rupture of ear drum is caused by trauma, which can hurt ti ll healed. ...Read more

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Are there things I can do myself to treat ear drum rupture?

Are there things I can do myself to treat ear drum rupture?

Time Heals: Most ear drum rupures will heal on their own. The ones that do not , may need a surgical repair. Your doctor or an ENT should follow this. Do not put any ear drops in, unless prescribed. ...Read more

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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.?

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 more

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Ruptured ear drum! hurts like crazy, how to treat?

Ruptured ear drum! hurts like crazy, how to treat?

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 more

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How do I drain my ear after the eardrum has ruptured?

How do I drain my ear after the eardrum has ruptured?

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

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Can i smoke cigarettes if I have a ruptured ear drum?

Can i smoke cigarettes if I have a ruptured ear drum?

Smoking: You should not smoke at all, regardless of the status of your eardrum. ...Read more

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After ruptured ear drum, is it normal to lose hearing?

After ruptured ear drum, is it normal to lose hearing?

Yes: Hearing should improve as the tympanic membrane heals and infection resolves. ...Read more

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After a ruptured ear drum, is it normal to lose hearing?

After a ruptured ear drum, is it normal to lose hearing?

Till the drum heals: It would not be uncommon to have hearing loss until the ear drum heals. If you have a ruptured ear drum, see your doctor so he can ensure proper healing. ...Read more

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What do you do after your ear drum ruptures after otitis?

What do you do after your ear drum ruptures after otitis?

See physician: , ost ear drum ruptures heal spontaneously. Treatment with antibiotic ear drops may speed recovery. You should keep water out of the ear until examination shows the ear drum to be healed. ...Read more

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Is it normal for having a ruptured ear drum that is itchy?

Yes: A perforated ear drum is typically insensate. So, if you have itchiness, its cause can be the same as somebody without a perforated ear drum. ...Read more

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Can sinusitis cause pressure in head and a rupture ear drum?

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

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After ruptured ear drum, how long does it take to stop draining?

After ruptured ear drum, how long does it take to stop draining?

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

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Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop ear drum rupture?

Is it bad luck or bad genes that made me develop ear drum rupture?

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 more

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