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?
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?
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.