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Are the symptoms of myringitis bullosa bad?
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Myringitis bullosa
Myringitis bullosa is a variation on the common earache/infection (otitis media) in which the germ elicits an inflammatory reaction on the outer surface of the ear drum which causes a large blister. Symptoms are similar to that of an ordinary ear infection, although in some cases the pain is more severe.
There are no long term serious complications of this infection. Antibiotics should be taken.

In brief: Myringitis bullosa
Myringitis bullosa is a variation on the common earache/infection (otitis media) in which the germ elicits an inflammatory reaction on the outer surface of the ear drum which causes a large blister. Symptoms are similar to that of an ordinary ear infection, although in some cases the pain is more severe.
There are no long term serious complications of this infection. Antibiotics should be taken.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Can be serious
Bullous myringitis is an inflammation resulting in a blister on the surface of the ear drum. Frequently accompanied by severe pain that resolves when the blister ruptures, accompanied by bloody yellow drainage.
May require antibiotic therapy, and can be associated with hearing loss.

In brief: Can be serious
Bullous myringitis is an inflammation resulting in a blister on the surface of the ear drum. Frequently accompanied by severe pain that resolves when the blister ruptures, accompanied by bloody yellow drainage.
May require antibiotic therapy, and can be associated with hearing loss.
Dr. Neil Giddings
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