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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
I have a tympanostomy tube & i wear a hearing aid, all the conditions for fungi growth is there & i had it twice, what the best i can do to avoid it?
Ear fungus: Because the ear is a dark, warm, moist place , it offers an ideal environment for fungi to thrive. The hearing aid occludes the canal and makes the problem worse. Keep the hearing aids out at night to ventilate the ears - keep your ears dry. Make sure you disinfect your hearing aid daily. Use an antiseptic product that's compatible with your hearing aid. Check with your audiologist or ent. ...Read more
Confusing question: This is a common practice. A kid has 5 ear infections in a given year or one that has not cleared in 90 days. You get the ear fluid and muck sucked out during surgery and tubes placed. Then you wait.Most kids will decrease the frequency of their ear infections. After 6mo or more the tubes may shed, but head growth may have improved Eustachian tube function enough they are not needed. ...Read more
As a pilot, I use a headset with foam tips that go into ear canal. I also suffer from frequent otitis media. Can they be related? Ent is considering tympanostomy. Can I use this headset w/ ear tubes?
Ear infections: When anything, including q tips, fingers, or other foreign objects are inserted into the ear canals, many things can happen. All these and especially your headset foam tips are a culture medium for bacteria. Soft tissue infections of the canals, eardrums, or middle ear can result, and the foam tips can push foreign material, wax, dirt, or other debris into the canals or drum. See your ENT doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doesnt Have To: I typically use a topical phenol solution that can be uncomfortable for a few seconds but then abates. It is applied to the tympanic membrane with a tiny sponge. After the phenol has been applied correctly, the myringotomy can be done and patients rarely feel anything. It's a very quick procedure and can be quite beneficial when medically therapy has failed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
W/ a microscope: A myringotomy is performed on the ear drum in order to drain fluid from the ear or to place an ear tube in the ear drum. With the aid of a microscope, an incision is placed on the ear drum. The doc will place an ear tube if needed. This can be done in the clinic or in the operating room. ...Read more
What is Myringotomy: 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 across the middle ear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some times: Myringotomy is done to drain middle ear fluid, to prevent middle ear infection, which may cause deafness in the children, by inserting small tube in the membranous part of drum most of the time no bleeding or clotts, some times may bleed from surface vessel, and will stop. See your doctor for bleeding. ...Read more
I had a myringotomy in December of 2014, no problems until now. When I lay down or back my ear fills with pressure. If I stand up it disappears.
Positional: Have your doctor check your tubes and how they are functioning. Try to keep them as patent as possible by performing Valsalva maneuvers. You may ask your doctor for drops to help this happen. All the best. ...Read more