Ear infections are a common cause of eardrum rupture
, especially in children. During an ear infection
, fluids accumulate behind the eardrum. The pressure from the fluid buildup can cause the tympanic membrane to break or rupture.
Pain is the main symptom of eardrum rupture. For some, the pain
may be severe. It can remain steady throughout the day, or it can increase or decrease in intensity.
You may have some temporary hearing loss
or a reduction in hearing
in the affected ear hence you should seek an immediate consultation for effective treatment.