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Will my eardrum burst when an airbag goes off?

Will my eardrum burst when an airbag goes off?

Usually not: Air bags can rupture tympanic membranes or cause hearing loss but that is relatively rare. Not having airbag is much more dangerous in car accident than the chance of ear injury. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is possible i can burst my eardrums?

Please explain if it is possible i can burst my eardrums?

Yes: Rupture of the ear drums can occur from infection, foreign body, q-tip use and rarely blowing your nose too hard with the nostril closed. But you can not know this unless you have hearing loss, and perhaps bleeding from the ear. You need a diagnosis. See your physician or better yet and ENT doctor. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have burst your eardrum?

How can you tell if you have burst your eardrum?

Look at eardrum : The best way to know is to have your doctor or an ENT specialist look in your ears. Very often when eardrum ruptures it is painful and the ear can bleed. If rupture is due to infection, cream-yellow discharge may follow. You may or may not notice a change in your hearing. If you do have a hole in your eardrum, your doc/ ENT will give you care and follow-up instructions. ...Read more

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How painful is a burst eardrum?

How painful is a burst eardrum?

Not painful: A perforated ear drum usually is not associated with pain unless you have a middle ear infection. Also there are sensory nerves innervating the middle ear mucosa and depending on the size of the perforation, air from the outside may irritate these nerves and cause pain. If the perforation is more than 4-5 mm. Surgery can help. But when you say burst, it could be a tear and may heal on its own. ...Read more

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How much does a burst eardrum hurt?

How much does a burst eardrum hurt?

Unless it is acute: When an acute event happens, like a slap on the face or a bomb blast (or barotrauma) the ear may hurt. If it a chronic occurrence like ear discharge ( suppurative otitis media- chronic) you may not feel the pain at all. ...Read more

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How badly does a burst eardrum hurt?

How badly does a burst eardrum hurt?

It hurts: It hurts suddenly and can be quite intense, however it soon becomes a more dull type pain over the next 24 hours.There may be a little blood also. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a burst eardrum?

Several: Initially pain, sometimes bleeding, fullness, pressure, and hearing loss. The size of the perforation and the extent of middle ear pathology need to be taken into account when considering what symptoms will occur. ...Read more

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My hearing is muffled. Did my eardrum burst?

My hearing is muffled. Did my eardrum burst?

Not likely: There are many, far more common causes of hearing loss. See an ENT specialist and take a look at http://www.Richmondent.Com/ear-nose-throat/ears-hearing.Php. ...Read more

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How long can it take to heal a burst eardrum?

6 weeks: 95% of traumatic perforations will heal within six weeks as long as the ear is kept clean and dry. ...Read more