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Does a busted ear drum heal itself?

Does a busted ear drum heal itself?

Sometimes: Sometimes a perforated tympanic membrane heals without problems. In some situations you may need to see an Ear/Nose/Throat Specialist (otolaryngologist) for repair. ...Read more

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How can I treat a scratched ear drum?

How can I treat a scratched ear drum?

Scratched eardrum?: How do you know you have a scratched ear drum? You should see an ear nose and throat specialist to check the condition of your ear drum and prescribe any appropriate treatment. In the mean time, keep your ears dry. ...Read more

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What does is mean if the ear drum is blue?

What does is mean if the ear drum is blue?

How did you find out: That someone has a "blue eardrum"? If a physician told you, you should ask that physician what the diagnosis is. The 1st thing that comes to mind is blood behind the eardrum. If that's the case this needs to be evaluated immediately. If not, has someone been using ear drops? Blue shampoo? Blue markers, food dye or nystatin drops? Lots of questions, and not too many answers here. See/ask MD ASAP! ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a broken ear drum?

How can I know if I have a broken ear drum?

Drum hole: If you hold nose and try to pop ear, you will hear air rush out or squeek out. It's hard to tell otherwise without an exam. Recommend see ent. ...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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Is it ok to wear cottonballs with a busted ear drum?

Ruptured eardrum: It is fine to have a cotton ball in your ear with a perforation. It will do no harm. Some people like to use this when they shower to avoid water in the ear. Feel better. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure ear drum hole with medication?

Is it possible to cure ear drum hole with medication?

Ear drum hole: Yes it is possible. Antibiotic drops or by mouth may cure infection and perforations. Also, many perforations will heal without any treatment. Sometimes a small hole will be treated with medication to inflame the edges. This occasionally stimulates healing. ...Read more

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Does a normal ear check pick up fluid in the ear drum?

Does a normal ear check pick up fluid in the ear drum?

Yes: This is what doctors are looking for — among other thighs — when they look in your ear. ...Read more

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What all is involved when repairing a hole in the ear drum?

What all is involved when repairing a hole in the ear drum?

Myringoplasty: Hello, to repair a tympanic membrane perforation first it needs to be dry and free of infection. The repair can be a simple paper patch that sits over the eardrum hole (myringoplasty) to a complicated procedure that involves taking a graft of tissue from one area of your body to use to recreate a new eardrum. (tympanoplasty). ...Read more

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Could loud noise cause damage to inner ear? Or just eardrum?

Could loud noise cause damage to inner ear? Or just eardrum?

Yes: Loud noise — whether just one episode or sustained — can definitely damage the inner ear and is one of the single most prevalent causes of non-age-related or congenital hearing loss. Hearing protection and precautions are extremely important — even with everyday devices like headphones. If you area concerned about hearing loss, please see an audiologist and/or and ent. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for a busted ear drum to heal?

Usually within 30 d: Depends on the cause, but it usually closes within 1 month, if it is going to close. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to know I have a punctured ear drum, and what do I do?

Ruptured Ear Drum: The only way to know for sure is to see your primary care physician and have them look in your ear. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I had a perforating eardrum and ear pinning to happen?

2 situations: I'm not sure what you're asking. If you have a perforated eardrum, see an ENT doctor. If you want a correction of prominent ears (otoplasty), see a facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I had a perforating eardrum and ear pinning to happen?

What do you recommend if I had a perforating eardrum and ear pinning to happen?

2 Problems?: I'm not sure what you're asking. If you have a perforated eardrum, see an ENT doctor. If you want a correction of prominent ears (otoplasty), see a facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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My eardrum has a hole in it and my ear is still blocked after 5 days. Is this normal?

My eardrum has a hole in it and my ear is still blocked after 5 days. Is this normal?

Since your middle: Ear cannot be "blocked " with a hole in the drum it must mean the external ear is blocked with wax (cerumen) This must be removed by a Health Professional since irrigating the ear with a hole in the drum could be harmful!\
Check with your PCP of see an ENT (Ear Nose Throat) specialist!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Hi, can an ear be restored if the eardrum is perforated for a substantial amount of time.?

Hi, can an ear be restored if the eardrum is perforated for a substantial amount of time.?

Yes: But it depends on the size, reason for, and location o the perforation. Also, the possibility that one of the hearing bones might "dislocated" or eroded needs to be evaluated. This can be determined by a thorough ear exam and a hearing test. ...Read more

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Is it typical for young children to have recurring moisture buildup in the ear behind the eardrum?

Is it typical for young children to have recurring moisture buildup in the ear behind the eardrum?

Yes: The middle ear makes fluid in everyone. If the eustachian tube is blocked, the fluid builds up. In babies and young children, the area where the eustachian tube opens in the back of the nose is narrow and can get inflamed easily by nasal sinus problems or adenoid enlargement, hence the increased incident of ear infections and fluid in children. ...Read more

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Can I use my headphones if I have a perferated eardrum? It happened yesterday so my ear hasn't healed or anything yet

Can I use my headphones if I have a perferated eardrum? It happened yesterday so my ear hasn't healed or anything yet

Yes: There is no reason why you can't use your headphone even though you may have to turn up the volume due to the perforated eardrum. ...Read more

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Why do my ears/eardrum vibrate to certain sounds? For instance, when I tap a bowl with a metal spoon it makes my ears vibrate

Why do my ears/eardrum vibrate to certain sounds? For instance, when I tap a bowl with a metal spoon it makes my ears vibrate

Different things. : Well, the eardrums vibrate to any sound — it's integral to our ability to hear. If your ear itself is vibrating, it may match the resonant frequency of the metal spoon. Kind of like when the wall shakes to a bass drum sound. But if the eardrums didn't vibrate, you wouldn't hear at all. ...Read more

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I have a permanent hole in my eardrum. Ear has been completely blocked since I woke up and I Have to fly tomorrow, should I be concerned?

I have a permanent hole in my eardrum.  Ear has been completely blocked since I woke up and I Have to fly tomorrow, should I be concerned?

Ear fullness: If you have a "permanent hole" in your ear drum, you cannot physically have a blocked ear. How did you get the "hole"? Is it a perforation or a tube? When was the last time you had an ear exam? Why do you think your ear is blocked? If it's a tube and you ear is blocked, it needs to be removed, but you can also try antihistamines and decongestants as well as trying Valsalva maneuver. ...Read more

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I m 57male. When I goes to sleep, I feels strong jerk in my head & wakes up. I have punctured eardrum from last 10 yrs. Is it concern with ears or not?

I m 57male. When I goes to sleep, I feels strong jerk in my head & wakes up. I have punctured eardrum from last 10 yrs. Is it concern with ears or not?

No: I do not think a perforation of the ear drum would cause your symptoms. If the ear is not draining and there is no foul odor emanating from the ear canal, it is highly unlikely that there is any connection between a strong jerk in your head and the ear. ...Read more

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What causes fluid behind ear drum?

What causes fluid behind ear drum?

Negative pressure : In order for the ear to work properly air from the outside of the ear drum has to be balanced by air on the inside of the eardrum. In an intact ear drum the only way for air to get into the middle ear space is up the eustachian tube. If the eustachian tube doesn't work well the air inside the middle ear gets used up creating a negative pressure. Eventually this pressure can become so low that fluid is sucked from the lining of the middle ear space. ...Read more

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How can I rupture my own ear drum?

How can I rupture my own ear drum?

Various reasons: Trauma
forceful sneezing/noseblowing
infection
altitude changes
diving
irregular growths. ...Read more

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Bumped ear drum its bleeding what do I do?

Bumped ear drum its bleeding what do I do?

Bleeding ear: See an ENT specialist or go to ER to rule out a perforated ear drum. Apply a cotton wick into the earcanal to stop the bleeding ...Read more

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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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How to determine if ear drum is ruptured?

Discharge: Ear drum rupture usually is caused by an acute ear infection. Commonly, a bloody and/or purulent discharge occurs that may be accompanied by pain. An ear exam by your physician should be able to tell you if your ear drum is ruptured. ...Read more

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I am bleeding lightly from my ear drum suddenly should I be alarmed?

I am bleeding lightly from my ear drum suddenly should I be alarmed?

Blood from ear: It would be a good idea for a board certified otolaryngologist to look in your ear. ...Read more