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What Is The Best Treatment For Eardrum Scarring
Why don't men want to go to doctors? My husband has perforated eardrum, and I feel I have to drag him in to be seen. What will happen to him without treatment?
Will likely be fine.: Many perforated eardrums heal up on their own with no complications. He shouldn't be swimming or putting anything into his ear. If he's getting more pain or discharge from the ear or fevers, he needs to go in. Tell him if he loses his hearing, you'll just have to talk louder. Good luck! ...Read more
Depends.......: The usual first step for treating a retracted eardrum is placement of an "ear tube". This can frequently allow the air pressure of the ear to return to normal. If the problem is too severe, then a more formal operation to fix and support the eardrum could be done. An ear tube may still be required. There are some centers that are doing a balloon procedure on the eustachian tube. ...Read more
Could eardrum problem due to loud noise cause constant mild tinnitus and constant lighthead/balance problem?Is it curable?What kind of treatment?
Usually heals: a small fresh perforation of the ear drum will usually heal itself without intervention. keep it clean and dry; avoid blowing your nose so hard that it is kept open. see an ent doctor to confirm healing, which may take several weeks. if it does not heal a patching procedure can be performed but would not usually be required for a perforation that small. Best of luck! CA ...Read more
Yes: Antibiotic ear drops can be prescribed to treat outer and middle ear infections even with a perforation. Sometimes oral antibiotics are needed for middle ear infections alone or with the drops. The other pressing issue is the "holes" you were born with. That is unusual and you should see an ENT doctor for full exam and hearing test. ...Read more
Is it possible to treat a scarred eardrum? I apparently have conductive loss. What else could be causing conductive loss, and how can it be treated?
See an ENT: Scarring of the eardrum (myringosclerosis) is common in people who have had ear infections or surgery and rarely causes hearing loss by itself. Conductive hearing loss occurs for many reasons, most of which can be fixed. You should consult with an ENT specialist to get a better idea of what can be done to help you. ...Read more
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