A ruptured eardrum is a tear in the tympanic membrane that separates the outer and inner ear. The membrane could get ruptured due to ear infections or by poking the eardrum with an object such as a ear-bud too hard. A sharp sudden pain, loss in hearing, liquid draining from the ear which could be either bloody, clear or pus, dizziness and facial weakness are some of the symptoms of a ruptured eardrum.
HOW IS EARDRUM RUPTURE DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of the condition will be done by the ENT specialist or the general physician with the help of a proper detailed examination where imaging tests may also be used to judge the extent of the damage.
HOW IS EARDRUM RUPTURE TREATED?
An ENT or ear nose throat doctor would treat this issue. The doctor would give you medicines and ear drops to be put in the ears. Along with this, protective measures are suggested and in some extreme cases there may be a need for surgery.
DID YOU KNOW?
Treating ear infections promptly can prevent the eardrum from rupturing.