When the tympanic membrane gets damaged, or there is a small tear or hole in the eardrum of the ear, this may be termed as eardrum rupture. This membrane is basically a tissue that stands between the inner and outer canal of the ear. The symptoms of eardrum rupture include ringing or buzzing sensation in the ear known as tinnitus, pus and blood discharge, dizzy spells.
HOW IS EARDRUM RUPTURE DIAGNOSED?
The doctor will look in your ear with an instrument called an otoscope. If the eardrum is ruptured, the doctor will see an opening in it. The bones of the middle ear may also be visible. Audiology testing can measure how much hearing has been lost.
HOW IS EARDRUM RUPTURE TREATED?
Most eardrum ruptures do not require any treatment, they heal within 3 months. An antibiotic dosage may be prescribed to prevent ear infection. Warmth may be applied for relief from pain
DID YOU KNOW?
Using a warm and dry compress can relieve the pain.