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Weight Training With A Perforated Ear Drum
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
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Perforated ear drum is not a barrier to physical and social activities.
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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 more
Decrease on the affected side and frequently can be salvaged.
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Almost 2 years ago, I have had a perforated ear drum which has already healed and closed. Will cleaning with hydrogen peroxide to this ear be safe?
Yes...diluted 50-50: Yes, is the simple answer, If it is diluted 50-50 with water. But better if the PCP's office with ability to look into the ears can do the flushing. ...Read more
I have a perforated ear drum and water got into it when I showered. The pressure is now horrible! I can't hear with the ear. Is there anything I can d?
Water in ear: Try gently blowing your nose under slight pressure against nostrils. If pain persists then see your M.D. ...Read more
Of the ear would cause both.
It's a pretty serious condition that requires attention. ...Read more
I had a perforated ear drum for three years now and I have yet to visit but doctor cause of my fear of pain, I had this before. Advice?
Not a right excuse: You will not feel any pain, current medications are safe and superb, a specialist (anesthesiologist) will help you, neglect may lead to deafness. So see your doctor will refer you to a ENT specialist. ...Read more
My 4 yo has a perforated ear drum that is being repaired in a few days. He also has a swollen lymph node under his jaw on same side. Related?
Could be: Let your pediatrician know to be sure not an infection. ...Read more
I have had a perforated ear drum for three years now and I have yet to visit a doctor cause of my fear of pain and ear drops. Advice? Consequences?
Go to ENT.: It might be moot at this point, but an ENT doctor can take a look to see if it's even still ruptured at this point. You can always decide from there, and the actual examination shouldn't hurt at all. ...Read more
3.5 year old son who got over an ear infection now has a perforated ear drum involving 60%. What is the likelihood of healing on its own? Get patch?
See ENT: With 60% involvement, it is unlikely to heal up by itself. I would urge you to contact your ENT to see what he/she thinks. ...Read more
When repairing a perforated ear drum when using graph how big is the inscion above the ear? Will some of childs hair be shaved? Ent on voca till surg
Would lymphoma in a 4 yo present with only one swollen lymph node under jaw? He also has a perforated ear drum on the same side. Could that cause it?
Nope: I would not expect the individual node to be likely for lymphoma in your child at this age. You are astute in suspecting it is related 2 the tm perforation. This is not the exact location the tm perf would cause a node, however, the illness that precipitated the perf in the first place could definitely lead to "reactive adenopathy" in that region. (lymph nodes that react to fight infections) ...Read more
My 4 yo has a perforated ear drum that is being repaired in a few days. He also has a swollen lymph node under his jaw on same side. Related? Leukemia?
Lymphadenopathy: It would not be unreasonable for this boy to have swollen lymph nodes on the side of an injury, abrasion, or other inflammation. I see no reason to suspect leukemia, so don't concern yourself with that. Just indicate the finding to the ENT surgeon as you check in for his tympanoplasty. ...Read more
I have a perforated ear drum and ETD inner & middle hearing loss (hAd horrendous pain since Nov just diagnosed) what will my ENT surgeon do next plz?
Do I have a perforated ear drum? I have had chronic earaches since I was a kid. Lately I have noticed that I cannot hear well out of my left ear, and I do hear the ocean sound. I put some ear drops in (left over from my last doctor visit), but it hasn't
High: High pressures generated from a valsalva maneuver that you performed could generate the type of sound that you described if you had a perforation. Also, if you tasted your eardrops that could be an indirect sign of perforation as a pathway from your ear canal, through a perforation, down the eustacian tube, and into the back of your throat. If you haven't seen an ent, it may be wise to have this checked, get a hearing test, and discuss options for possible corrective surgery if you have a perforation, or other appropriate tympanomastoid surgery depending on the severity of the problem. ...Read more
I have inner & middle hearing loss, a perforated ear drum (burning pain in my ear 6/12) Consultant sending me for CT what will this diagnose?
Mastoid infection: If you have chronic otitis media with a perforation of the tympanic membrane (ear drum) with otorrhea (drainage), you otologist wants to identify the presence and location of disease (infection) in the mastoid bone (the bone directly behind the ear. This bone has air cells that may be infected and need to be removed for cure. Hearing improvement is NOT the goal of surgery. Safety and dryness. ...Read more
2 questions: If you can blow smoke out of your ears (like a carnival act) you have a hole in your ear. To verify it a simple exam will see it. The hole itself can drop your hearing sensitivity a small degree depending on the size of the hole. We actually put tubes (with holes) in toddler ears all the time to improve their hearing. ...Read more
Eardrum: Probably due to an infection in the ear that caused this. Most common cause is from using a foreign object to clean ears. Another cause is with intense pressure changes like seen when flying where to ears chart and get blocked sometimes. ...Read more
Need more info: Hearing loss can be from many causes: barotrauma, trauma, eustachean tube dysfunction, acoustic neuroma, and yea even perf drum to name a few. Time of onset, rapid? Slow? Allergies? Recent cold? Recent concert? You should have thorough history taken and physical exam by your physician. ...Read more
M having 40% perforated ear drum m on medications right now does my ear heal by its own in one month through medicines aur surgery needed?
Depends: That is a fairly large perforation. It may heal on its own within 4 to 6 weeks. However, it is quite possible that it will not fully heal. At that point, you need to consider surgical repair. It's not mandatory, if you don't plan on swimming or getting the ear wet. However, most people would opt to have it repaired. ...Read more
Had perforated eardrum a month and a half ago, eardrum has healed but my hearing is muffled and have fullness in the ear. When it will be normal again?
See ENT: If the eardrum has been scarred, your hearing will likely decrease since scarred tissue often reduces the eardrum mobility. I would suggest that you consult an ENT to see what can be done. ...Read more
Perforated ear drum 3 days ago from a fall into water. Still have water lodged in my ear. How do I get it out?
Evaluation: Hi dear, if your eardrum is really perforated you need evaluation by an ENT doctor ASAP. The discharge from your ear could be due to an infection, please take some time to be evaluated to prevent longterm complications. ...Read more
Can one have equilibrium issues (balance, lightheaded)from a perforated eardrum? Ear feels constantly blocked. Not candidate for surgery to repair it.
Yes: More importantly, one has increased risk for severe inner ear infection affecting the balance apparatus within the ear. Fluid build up within an ear (infectious or not) can cause some disequilibrium, but this pressure would be released if the drum is open; thus infection may be more likely. Continue to keep your physician informed of any symptoms. ...Read more
Diagnosed with ear inflammation and tiny hole in my eardrum. Doc gave me moxyvit and desoren. I read in cases of perforated ear drum desoren isn't good?
Ear Drops: I have no personal experience with these medications. Anytime you believe a medication may cause harm, was prescribed in error or are not sure about the medication or what it is treating you should talk with the doctor who prescribed it. Doctors are diligent and always have the patients best interest in mind but during a busy day it is possible to fail to consider contraindications to the med. ...Read more