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How many days will it take for an ruptured eardrum due to a middle ear infection to form back and what are the advice for perforated eardrum?
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Dr. Bradley Younggren
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Weeks
This typically can take weeks.
This should be monitored by a primary care physician or ENT to ensure the rupture heals. No submersion of the ear under any type of water until it is healed.

In brief: Weeks
This typically can take weeks.
This should be monitored by a primary care physician or ENT to ensure the rupture heals. No submersion of the ear under any type of water until it is healed.
Dr. Bradley Younggren
Dr. Bradley Younggren
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Dr. Patrick Melder
Maybe sooner depending on size. It could be a as short as several days. The advice regarding water is correct. It really doesn't matter how long it takes to heal.. you just want to make sure it is healed before you get water in the ear canal.
Dr. Anna Meyer
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Very fast
Almost all ear drum perforations heal within a few hours to days.
Very very few leave a permanent hole. It should be treated with antibiotics.

In brief: Very fast
Almost all ear drum perforations heal within a few hours to days.
Very very few leave a permanent hole. It should be treated with antibiotics.
Dr. Anna Meyer
Dr. Anna Meyer
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