Eardrum rupture is a condition where the internal drum of the ear canal is ruptured. This could happen because of an internal infection, external injury or also due to untreated infections left behind for prolonged periods. The rupture of the eardrum is associated with fluid discharge from the ears, sharp pain and trouble with hearing.
HOW IS EARDRUM RUPTURE DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis is done on the basis of the symptoms that includes pathological tests, along with audiology tests, otoscope testing and other similar test methods that diagnose the same.
HOW IS EARDRUM RUPTURE TREATED?
Treatments for an eardrum rupture are mainly designed to relieve pain and to eliminate or prevent infection. One can ease the pain of a ruptured eardrum at home with heat and pain relievers. One simple remedy is to place a warm, dry compress on your ear several times daily. Other treatments involve antibiotics, patching and surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Preventing a cold with ear drum rupture is essential because a sneeze or blowing the nose actually makes your situation worse and causes further damage to the same.