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?
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?
Treating ear infections promptly can prevent the eardrum from rupturing.