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Depends: If it's an outer ear infection (otitis externa), you definitely shouldn't swim. If it's middle ear infection (otitis media), it's not likely to be an issue. The inner ear is another matter altogether since this affects your balance & orientation. Check with a local ENT to see which type of infection you have & get specific advice. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Myringotomy describes the surgical procedure to make a small incision in the ear drum (tympanic membrane), creating a hole to help relieve abnormal pressure in the middle ear and also allow for the drainage of fluid, pus or blood that has accumulated in the middle ear. Ear tubes (ventilating tubes) may be inserted and left in place afterwards to facilitate air exchange ...Read more
Did tympanoplasty in left ear in 2006 due to infection and hear loss..Rt ear drum has hole and infection.Conductive hearing loss.Time for hearing aid?
No: Your ear drum will heal independent of an ear plug, assuming that it will heal on its own. The vast majority of tympanic membrane perforations heal spontaneously assuming it is not due to a slag burn from welding. That injury sears the drum and usually won't heal on its own. Surgery is frequently needed. If in doubt see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No swiming: you really should not be swimming if you have gastric tube depend why you have it is it permanent or not and how they did it regular every day gastric tube has to be there all the time and if you swim you are taking chanced of water going to your stomach or gastric juices coming out check with you doctor ...Read more
Usually : You can swim with tubes in place in many cases. Once they fall out, unless there is a persistent hole in the ear, it should be fine to swim. Remember that most people who need tubes can't equalize their ear pressure well. This can mean that when you are deeper under water you will have a hard time clearing your ears, which can be painful. Certainly don't scuba dive unless you can clear your ears. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have middle ear infection with perforated eardrum.Waiting to see ent. How long to heal?Can i still swim train with cap and earplugs?
Weeks to Months: The perforation may heal in a few weeks, or may take up to a few months.Some perforations require intervention. This may take the form of a paper patch to promote healing (a simple procedure by an ear, nose and throat specialist), or surgery. However, in some cases, the perforation can last several years and will be unable to heal naturally. ...Read more
Irrelevant : Wearing earphone with loud noise may be damaging to your normal eardrum. If your eardrum is already ruptured, high db may interfere with the eardrum healing. See a ENT specialist for specific advice. ...Read more
STDs: The reason they are named stds is that they are sexually transmitted, so unless you are having sex in the public swimming pool (and this really happens), this is very very unlikely. Would need far more info to try and answer your question in further detail. My suggestion is that if you feel you were exposed to an std go and see a doctor, be examined and tested thoroughly. Good luck. ...Read more
Masturbation during tympanoplasty and mastoidectomy healing period causes hearing loss in the operated ear?
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Glue ear and retracted ear drum very uncomfy... Can I go swimming and diving? School health center doctor said steroid nose inhaler would help??
Prior ear infections: Glued/retracted eardrum? One side? Did you have history of multiple ear infections when you were a baby? Nasal steroid spray can help with allergies symptoms including runny nose or nasal congestion. I am uncertain whether it can help with retracted eardrum. Since you are uncomfortable, something should be done. OTC Claritin D or Zyrtec-D may help. If persistent, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more