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My son has been given eardrops with perforated eardrum. How do eardrops heal the perforation?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Drops help

Kids will generally perforate the ear drum with some forms of middle ear infection or occasionally trauma.
The drops can get thru the hole directly into the middle ear & kill off germs like a weed spray, bypassing the need to take oral meds.The ear drum itself will gradually heal the hole as long as there are no germs & pressure interfering with the process.

In brief: Drops help

Kids will generally perforate the ear drum with some forms of middle ear infection or occasionally trauma.
The drops can get thru the hole directly into the middle ear & kill off germs like a weed spray, bypassing the need to take oral meds.The ear drum itself will gradually heal the hole as long as there are no germs & pressure interfering with the process.
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