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Doctor insights on: What Happens If You Let Water In Your Ear When You Have A Hole In Your Eardrum

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What happens if you let water in your ear when you have a hole in your eardrum?

What happens if you let water in your ear when you have a hole in your eardrum?

Water in the ear: Sometimes, nothing happens. Often, it is uncomfortable since water does not feel good when it's in the middle ear. It's kind of like water going up your nose. Sometimes, the bacteria in water that contaminates the ear can infect the ear. Then, the infected ear will drain and often be uncomfortable. That will require antibiotic ear drops. ...Read more

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What happens if you hold your nose in and sneeze can you burst your eardrum?

What happens if you hold your nose in and sneeze can you burst your eardrum?

Ear: Unlikely but depends how forcefully you sneeze. Try not to hold your nose when you sneeze. Can sometimes make you dizzy as well ...Read more

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Can your ear pop if you have a hole in the eardrum?

Can your ear pop if you have a hole in the eardrum?

Yes.: Popping can come from a variety of sources - a small bubble bursting, the eustachian tube moving, or debris / or a hair moving in the canal. None of these would be much affected by a hole in the eardrum. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens to your brain fluid if you have a hole in your head?

Could you tell me what happens to your brain fluid if you have a hole in your head?

Depends: Technically you have many holes in your head, as spaces where important structures enter your brain. If a hole does not penetrate the dura, the linings which surround the cerebrospinal fluid, then nothing happens to the fluid, but if a hole enters the dura, it is exposed, will leak out and risks an infection as well as other consequences related to leaking of the fluid. ...Read more

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What happens if you stick a swab to far in your ear?

What happens if you stick a swab to far in your ear?

Ear drum perf: That is risk with putting something smaller than your elbow in your ear canal--can perforate ear drum. Causes hearing loss and often dizziness. Often needs surgical intervention to resolve optimally. ...Read more

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What do you do when you get a bad pain in your ear? Can you squirt lidocaine down into the ear?

What do you do when you get a bad pain in your ear?  Can you squirt lidocaine down into the ear?

Not a good idea: The reason is that you want to know what the cause is and treat the underlying condition. As you do that the pain will subside and you will know that it has healed. Giving painkillers, Lidocaine in this case will mask the symptom i.e. The pain is a symptom, an alarm that there is a problem we need to take care of. So the best is to get it checked and treated first of all. ...Read more

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What to do when you have a trapped nerve in your eye?

What to do when you have a trapped nerve in your eye?

Eye Nerves, Muscles: Trapped muscles of the eye can cause crossed eyes which need to be evaluated by an eyemd. The key nerve inside the eye is the optic nerve which can be damaged by trauma, tumors: these also need to assessed by an eyemd. ...Read more

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What should you do if you get shot in the ear with air?

What should you do if you get shot in the ear with air?

Depends: It can be completely benign, produce ear pain transiently, or perforate your ear drum. It depends on the force of air received at your er drum. ...Read more

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Would it be unhealthy to have water trapped in your ear when you have swimmers ear?

Would it be unhealthy to have water trapped in your ear when you have swimmers ear?

Can happen: If there is enough swelling of the skin/tissue in the ear canal, fluids (both internal and external) can get trapped in there. I've seen all kinds of secretions in ears related to otitis externa (swimmer's ear). Once you start the drops, often which contain a topical steroid, the swelling will go down and that feeling of trapped fluid will quickly resolve. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a middle ear infection in each ear. They were completely that good or bad?

What do you recommend if I have a middle ear infection in each ear. They were completely that good or bad?

Ear infection: See your doctor for evaluation and treatment of your bilateral ear infection. Amoxicillen is usually the drug of choice. ...Read more

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I know you aren't suppose to blow your nose when you have a ruptured ear drum, but what if you do it with a ear plug in & hear a pop but can hear stil?

I know you aren't suppose to blow your nose when you have a ruptured ear drum, but what if you do it with a ear plug in & hear a pop but can hear stil?

May delays healing: The reason nose blowing is discouraged is that the perforation heals from the outside in by the very thin inner and outer drum layers. It is missing the tough central layer so if you were to force air into the ear from the nose it could blow the healing layers outward and prevent self repair even if there was an ear plug in place. Over 90% will heal spontaneously. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a middle ear infection in each ear. They were completely that good or bad?

What to do if I have a middle ear infection in each ear. They were completely that good or bad?

Confusing question: This is a completely treatable condition.Have it verified by a doctor and treated.Complete recovery is the standard outcome. ...Read more

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What do you do if you accidentally jammed a q-tip in your ear really hard?

What do you do if you accidentally jammed a q-tip in your ear really hard?

See a doctor: you need to go and see a doctor to make sure you did not do any damage and you should not put anything in your ear smaller than your elbow ...Read more

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What to do if you get water in your ear?

What to do if you get water in your ear?

Swimmer's ear drops: Over the counter swimmer's ear drops are safe and effective unless you have a hole in your eardrum or tubes in the ears. ...Read more

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Theres a rumor going around that parasites can hatch in your ears and get into your brain is this true how would you know if they was in your ear?

Theres a rumor going around that parasites can hatch in your ears and get into your brain is this true how would you know if they was in your ear?

Ear parasites: The person who told you this probably already has something destroying their brain. You can get mites in the ear canal, but they do not get into the brain. Occasionally Ascaris will get into the inner ear from the GI tract, but does not get into the brain. Do not worry about this, it is nonsense. ...Read more

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What happen if you go to the dentist for a hole in your tooth?

What happen if you go to the dentist for a hole in your tooth?

Treat it: It will range from a simple filling, to a root canal and crown, to extraction if tooth cannot be saved. ...Read more

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Why does the ringing occur when you have eustachian tube dysfunction? And how do you know if you have fluid behind your ear or not that cause ringing?

Why does the ringing occur when you have eustachian tube dysfunction? And how do you know if you have fluid behind your ear or not that cause ringing?

Need an exam: To know if there is fluid behind the eardrum. There are objective tests to test too. Fluid usually causes hearing loss not ringing, sensorineural hearing loss or damage from meds like Aspirin can cause ringing. ...Read more