Eardrum Rupture is a condition in which the ear drum is torn. Common causes of eardrum rupture are ear infection, very high sound or poking with a sharp object. Symptoms are:
• Sudden sharp pain or a sudden decrease in ear pain
• Bloody drainage from ear
• Partial or complete ear loss
• Episodic ear infection
• Facial weakness or dizziness
HOW IS EARDRUM RUPTURE DIAGNOSED?
An ENT doctor can diagnose a ruptured eardrum with the aid of an otoscopic examination. An audiology test could also be performed to determine the level of hearing or loss of hearing.
HOW IS EARDRUM RUPTURE TREATED?
The treatment will focus around giving pain relief. Patching is a procedure of applying a medicated paper patch to the damaged part of the membrane so that the membrane can grow back together. Antibiotics may be used in case there is an infection, and very severe cases will require 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.