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Weight Training With A Perforated Ear Drum
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?
Yes: As a matter of fact, it will be easier to fly with that ear because one would not have to equalize pressure in it. The caveat is that you are the passenger. You should likely not pilot for fear of equilibrium issues. ...Read more
No problem: A wax impaction does not harm a perforation. As an ENT i suggest that all perforations be repaired via a tympanoplasty or myringoplasty at some point. An intact ear drum is safer and less likely to become impacted. Patients who choose not to have a tympanoplasty should have an annual ear exam by their doctor. ...Read more
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
Can barotrauma from a airplane be mistaken as otitis media with effusion? Do they look similar on a ear exam with a otoscope?
Can a hole in the ear drum cause frequent ear infections? Ear was fine till ruptured and had 4-5 infections in 6mnths in same ear as hole
Brief episodes of vertigo, ear fullness, ear ache, and pulsatile tinnitus in left ear for two months (started after a cold with bronchitis). Also, conductive hearing loss in left ear. Outer ear and tympanic membrane look fine. Neur. exam. fine.
Meniere's disease?: Are you having headaches as well? With vertigo, hearing loss and tinnitus (ringing in the ears perhaps??) you've described 3/4 symptoms of Ménière's disease, the only last symptom being headaches on the side of the hearing loss and ringing in the ear. You'd need an MRI to know that the inner ears and brain in general look OK. Treatment for this is challenging. ...Read more
Can hitting your eardrum with a qtip cause infection? I have a fullness in my ear and pain. Conserved about infection and hearing loss.
Usually not but: the question is whether the chicken or the egg comes first. Did you use the Qtip because something was not right with that ear? If so, it may just be a progression of the ear infection. Although unlikely it is also possible that you might have injured your ear drum with the QTip. Best to consult your physician. ...Read more
No: The sound arising from a piano can not have any effect on a perforated ear drum. The perforated ear, however, might have an effect on your hearing when playing the piano. The perforation can be repaired. You can not harm your ear with the playing of the piano. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
34 y/o male, pressure in right ear with impaired hearing, fluticasone (indirectly) cleared pressure, 12 months later hearing loss and tinnitus. Ent?
See ENT: Yes, see an ENT doctor. I personally do not believe that a topical nasal steroid would improve eustachian tube function. But what is important is that if you have a hearing loss and tinnitus, you need an otoscopic (ear) exam and an audiogram (hearing test). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Injected ear drum buzzing a size effect of that or tinnitus?
Dr could c veins n eardrum. Gave me steroid eardrops. Mild hearing loss but regained some
Ear specialist: Did you see an Ear specialist? Need to be sure there is no infection. Consult with us to determine if you need further evaluation. ...Read more
Is there a way to safely remove water and/or wax from ear canal when you have a perforated eardrum?
Safety: Please do not do anything other than seeing an Ear specialist as soon as possible. I did not enjoy a broken ear drum while in flight! ...Read more
Diagnosed with Acute otitis media with no perforation of tympanic membrane week ago. Done with amoxicillin. Ear still feels full and itchy. Normal?
Not uncommon: The accumulation of middle ear fluid and debris is part of the ear infection process. It can sometimes persist for a few weeks after all the germs are dead.During that period your Eustachian tube function should eventually return and allow air back up into the space so you will hear/feel normal. ...Read more
What health issues can occur if I use peroxide based ear drops, and I have a perforated ear drum?
Perforated: Don't. See ENTGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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