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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.?

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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